CDL Training (Entry level)

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Government license, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

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


Entry level driver training was mandated February 7, 2022 by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to improve safety on roads and highways in the United States. We are approved by the FMCSA to provide the mandated program training required to obtain a professional commercial drivers license.  We provide in person training for both theory and behind the wheel requirements by the FMCSA and we use the J.J. Keller curriculum to cover all 49 modules required.  After a student has completed all 49 modules maintaining an 80% success rate and they have been examined by our examiners we issue them a certificate of completion and report that to the FMCSA authorizing them to take the state knowledge and skills test to obtain their commercial drivers license. 


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Cops CDL Academy, LLC

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based

FMCSA guidelines

Training Location(s)

2407 Lost Beach Crossing, Van Buren, AR

Local WIB

5035 - Western

Name of Credential

Commercial drivers license

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

We have student loans available and we are working with the Arkansas Rehabilitation service with grants available and we are also working with the Cherokee Nation, Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation as they are funding students who are Native American decent.  We assist students in applying for WIOA-Title I grants and TANF scholarships.

Refund Policy

If after a student has started the program and is either overwhelmed or they have another issue where they do not wish to complete the course within the first week of the program we will refund their tuition 100%.  If a student decides not to finish the course at a later date within the second week we will prorate where they are in the program and refund the remaining portion.  If a student has completed two weeks or more of the program there will not be a refunded.

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

Testing/Exam Fees

$50.00 DMV packet for testing

In-State/District Tuition

$5,800.00 Class A CDL

Other Fees

$90.00 DOT physical cost.

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
$25.00 per hour
Required Certification: 53-3032.00

Provider Status



2407 Lost Beach Crossing, Van Buren, Arkansas 72956

Phone Number

(479) 462-8747

Fax Number

(479) 632-1054

Web Address

Last Updated

Sep 05, 2023


Aug 02, 2022


Sep 05, 2024

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