Entry-Level Driver Training
FMCSA’s Entry Level Driver Training Program sets the baseline for training requirements for entry-level drivers. This includes those applying to:
- Obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time.
- Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL
- Obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.
The Entry-Level Driver Training regulations are not retroactive; the entry-level driver training requirements do not apply to individuals holding a valid CDL or an S, P, or H endorsement issued prior to February 7, 2022.
Any individual who meets one of the exceptions for taking a skills test in 49 CFR Part 383 is also exempt from the Entry-Level Driver Training requirements.
The FMCSA Training Provider Registry retains a record of which CDL applicants have completed the new training and certification process outlined in the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations.
ELDT - INFORMATIONAL SHEETS PROVIDED BY FMCSA
|Countdown to ELDT
|ELDT Curriculum Summary
|ELDT Final Rule
|Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements for CDL Applicants
|FMCSA TPR Factsheet
|TPR Training Provider Factsheet
|Training Provider Registry