CDL Training Course


If you’re ready to get started on your new career so you can enjoy great pay, travel, and benefits, then contact Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College today. We’re ready to help give you the skills and knowledge you need to find a job as a commercial truck driver and succeed on the open road with practical, maintenance, and safety training, plus so much more. 

The American Trucking Association estimates a shortage of 50,000 truck drivers. Companies are hiring and offering good benefits and pay. Take advantage of this opportunity to drive your way to a better life for you and your family.

Our CDL Class A license training program is a comprehensive 6 week classroom and behind-the-wheel program. The training covers DOT rules and regulations, pre-trip inspection, backing pad skills, and on-the-road skills. The final skills test necessary to receive a state license is administered by state-approved examiners. Funding options are available to those that qualify.

Completers who obtain their state license are qualified to drive tractor-trailers, dump trucks, tow trucks, delivery trucks, tanker trucks, and flatbed trucks.


The following information must be turned in to the Minden campus prior to being considered for enrollment:

  • Copy of current driver's license and social security card
  • Copy of your current DOT physical 
  • Copy of your Class A CDL Permit with N (Tanker) endorsement

Please note:

  • You must have a DOT physical to get a physical copy of your permit.
  • You MAY have to make an appointment to take the permit test. Please contact your local Office of Motor Vehicles, or go to
  • You can study for the CDL Permit exam at  You will need to study Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 for a Class A CDL, with air brakes and combination, tanker endorsement.  This is the requirement to drive our vehicles.  Chapters 11, 12, & 13 will be taught in the course.


For additional assistance or questions, contact:

Renee Sears