Adult Education

Commercial Driver’s License

Type of Program



Southwest VT Regional Technical School District


August 19 - November 8, 2024


6:00-7:30AM Monday, Wednesday,and Friday, additional evening and weekend driving time required.

Program Cost

$2999 (includes exam fees and textbooks)
Many students qualify for tuition assistance. Contact us to request more information.

Course Description

The Commercial Driver's License Class B program is your first step toward a career driving commercial vehicles. This primarily includes straight trucks though at the conclusion of the course students can pursue endorsements through the DMV that would allow operation of snowplows, fuel trucks, school and tour buses. There is a demand for licensed commercial drivers and your earnings potential is high. The average hourly wage for CDL drivers in Vermont is almost $25 per hour.

Students will learn pre-trip inspection, diagnosing and reporting malfunctions, handling cargo, safe operating procedures, and vehicle systems among the many topics covered. The course consists of instruction including classroom, lab and on-road driving. Class is held in the early morning hours with additional afternoon or evening driving time available, so it is convenient for working adults.