Class A CDL Training

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Government license

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor. 490205


The CDL Academy Class A training program will consist of classroom, range and behind the wheel (BTW) driving and observation activities. 

The classroom, range and behind the wheel instruction will include:

  • Instruction in the laws and regulations pertaining to the interstate and intrastate commercial motor vehicle operation.

  • Both classroom and range training will be conducted on the proper completion of pre-trip and post-trip vehicle and equipment inspections.

  • Range instruction will include training in the coupling and uncoupling of combination units.

  • Range training will cover the aspects of placing a commercial motor vehicle in operation.

  • The proper use of different motor vehicle controls and emergency equipment.

  • Operation of the commercial motor vehicle in the inner city, farm to market roads, interstate highways and will include the skills in passing, turning, backing and parking the commercial motor vehicle.

  • Extensive training will be given in the skills of braking and slowing the vehicle by means other than the application of the service brakes.

  • Extensive training will be conducted in the proper completion of the driver’s daily log book.

  • Instruction will also be given in accident prevention, personal health and fitness, and in public relations.

This class will teach you everything you need to know to gain your CDL license. CDL drivers are among the most in-demand workers in our market currently and there are many career opportunities available after acquiring your license with a number of employers locally and nationwide.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



CDL Academy - Fort Smith

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

Fort Smith

Local WIB

5035 - Western

Name of Credential

Class A CDL & Certificate of Completion

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

  1. Workforce programs for qualified individuals
  2. Other State funded initiatives
  3. Nonprofit scholarships
  4. Financing / Payment Plans
  5. Tuition Reimbursement or sponsorship from employers

Refund Policy

Prorated up to 50% of class time, none after 50%.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

53-3032.00Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
$17.00 per hour
Required Certification: Class A CDL

Provider Status



5111 Rogers Ave, 418, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903

Phone Number

(479) 259-1806

Web Address

Last Updated

Oct 16, 2023


Jan 20, 2021


Oct 16, 2024

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