Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Train for a career on the road

Let NFC help you gain the knowledge and skills required to become a safe, successful member of the trucking industry. NFC’s experienced instructors will share insightsLogo for CareerSource North Florida from the road and teach you valuable concepts and techniques you’ll need to earn your Commercial Driver’s License-Class A certification.

  • Basic driving skills
  • Material handling equipment
  • Basic maneuvers such as backing, docking and handling
  • Safety measures

Learn to drive on various terrains - city and country roads - and practice driving during both day and night time frames.


Class Schedule (320 Clock Hours)

NEW class begins April 16, 2021. Application deadline is March 12.

  • Class meets Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Hours will vary to compensate for night driving requirements

FREE Class A CDL Permit Class at NFC. Preregister by Feb. 12.
Must have Florida Class A CDL permit prior to starting class; see admission requirements below.

  • CDL Permit Class - Saturday, Feb. 20, 4-6 p.m.
  • CDL Permit Class - Saturday, Feb. 27, 4-6 p.m.

New students must attend an online orientation session prior to starting class.

For information or to preregister, contact Heather Smith at 850-973-9454 or smithh@nfc.edu.


Financial Aid Opportunities 

Tuition assistance may be available through CareerSource North Florida's WIOA program or the NFC Foundation to qualifying applicants. Register by deadlines below.

  • March 12, 2021: CareerSource North Florida financial aid application deadline
  • March 12, 2021: NFC Foundation scholarship application deadline for CDL program

Information: Contact Kelly Zimmerly at 850-973-9470 or zimmerlyk@nfc.edu.


Admission Requirements

  • Be at least 18-years-old
    • Applicants 18 to 21 years of age are only permitted to operate intrastate (only in Florida) once licensed
  • Provide copy of Complete Florida DMV-Authorized Driving Record (fees apply to obtain record)
  • Complete and pass 10 panel drug screen before application submittal (fees apply)
  • Meet Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) requirements to drive in Florida
    • Individual truck lines may have additional requirements
  • Be able to pass D.O.T. physical requirements to be employable
  • Have Class “A” CDL training permit
  • Submit an application for admission with payment of the $20 non-refundable fee to the North Florida College Office of Admissions.

Partnerships: This career training program is made possible through funding and partnerships between NFC, CareerSource North Florida, Gray Logging, Genesis Timber, M.A. Rigoni, TW Byrd Sons, CF Webb & Sons Logging, Suwannee Lumber Company, Packaging Corp of America, John A. Cruce, Jr Inc, Stoutamire-Pavlik & Associates Inc. Insurance, Certified Service Center, Suwannee Timber Management, and Johnson & Johnson Inc.


Admission, program and degree requirements are subject to change. Contact the program coordinator or an NFC academic advisor for the most current information.