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 and logistics industry. NFC’s experienced instructors will share insights from the road and teach you valuable concepts and techniques you’ll need to earn your Commercial Driver’s License-Class A or Class B certification. 


Class A: Tractor Trailer Truck Driver

Fall Term 2022 class begins August 5
Spring Term 2023 class begins January 13

  • 12-Week, 320 Clock Hour Program
  • Class meets Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Hours will vary to compensate for night driving requirements

Admission Requirements

Explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional tractor trailer driver. Learn about safety, accident prevention, operating regulations, cargo handling, documentation procedures, pre-trip preparation, vehicle inspection, maintenance, service, control procedures, backing, coupling, uncoupling, maneuvering, road and hazardous driving skills, and licensing requirements. Instruction includes 1000 miles of road driving under supervision of a qualified commercial vehicle driver. Students have the opportunity to test and earn their Class A Commercial Driver License as part of the program.

NOTE: Students wishing to be admitted into this program must contact the Career and Workforce Education Center at 850-973-9470 or scarborok@nfc.edu.


Class B: Truck Driver Heavy Florida Class "B"

Fall Term 2022 class begins September 14

  • 10-Week, 150 Clock Hour Program
  • Class meets Wednesday and Thursday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additional endorsement training available on demand

  • Passenger
  • School Bus

Admission Requirements

Explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional class “B” truck driver. Learn about vehicle safety, accident prevention, operating regulations, cargo handling, documentation procedures, pre-trip preparation, vehicle inspection, maintenance, service, control procedures, backing, maneuvering, road and hazardous driving skills, and licensing requirements. Instruction will include 200 miles of road driving under the supervision of a qualified commercial vehicle driver. Students will have the opportunity to test and earn their Class B Commercial Driver License as part of this program. 

NOTE: Students wishing to be admitted into this program must contact the Career and Workforce Education Center at 850-973-9470 or scarborok@nfc.edu.


Financial Aid Opportunities

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

  • Nov. 5, 2022: CareerSource North Florida financial aid application deadline
  • July 20, 2022: NFC Foundation Fall Term 2022 scholarship application deadline

For more information: Contact Kim Scarboro at 850-973-9470 or scarborok@nfc.edu.


CDL Program 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
    • High school diploma or GED not required for admission to NFC's CDL Class A or B programs
  • Submit NFC Admission Application with $20 non-refundable fee to NFC Office of Admissions

Once you have been accepted as an NFC Sentinel (confirmation email received from NFC Admissions), a complete program admission packet with the following requirements should be turned into the the Career and Workforce Education Center Coordinator, Bldg. 13, Rm. 214. 

  • Driving Record: Students must have acceptable driving record and provide copy of Complete Florida DMV-Authorized Driving Record. Available through Madison County Tax Collector Office, local D.M.V. or online at www.floridadrivingrecord.com (fees apply)
  • DOT Physical: Students must meet the Department of Transportation D.O.T. requirements to drive in Florida and must pass and submit copy of D.O.T. physical. (fees apply)
  • Drug Screen: Students must complete and pass a 10 panel drug screen; must be performed by Down Home Medical in Madison, FL (fees apply); provide sealed results 
  • Commercial Learners Permit: Must have valid Class “A” or Class "B" learners permit to enroll and participate in class

Students are enrolled into the CDL program only after a complete packet has been received/approved. Seats are limited. Completing admission and program requirements early is encouraged.


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.