NFC announces upcoming CDL program orientation dates and free CDL permit prep classes

MADISON, FL (Sept. 20, 2021) - North Florida College is gearing up to begin a new CommercialCDL Trucks Vehicle Driving class in January that can help students quickly gain the knowledge and skills required to become a safe and successful member of the trucking industry. During the 12-week program, NFC’s experienced instructors share insights from the road and teach valuable concepts related to operating a tractor-trailer and earning Commercial Driver’s License-Class A (CDL) certification. Students learn to drive on various terrains, practice driving during the day and at night, and have exposure to timber trucking through partnerships with area logging companies. The class meets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

New CDL Student Orientation Sessions
are planned for Sept. 27 and 29 at 2 p.m. and October 5 and 7 at 9 a.m. Anyone interested in taking NFC's CDL class is encouraged to attend one of the sessions. Register online at or contact Heather Smith, NFC Career and Workforce Specialist, at 850-973-9454 or

FREE Class A CDL Permit Study Preparation Class. Those looking to enroll in the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Driving course at NFC must have a Florida Class A CDL permit prior to starting class. NFC is offering two free Class A CDL permit study preparation classes, one on Saturday, Nov. 6 and another Nov. 13 from 4-6 p.m. For information or to preregister, contact Heather Smith at 850-973-9454 or

Financial Aid Opportunities May be Available. Tuition assistance for NFC's CDL program may be available through CareerSource North Florida's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program or the NFC Foundation to qualifying applicants. The NFC Foundation's Spring Term 2022 scholarship application deadline is Nov. 11; visit for more information.

For more information, visit or contact Heather Smith, NFC Career and Workforce Specialist, at 850-973-9454 or