cdl programEarn a CDL at CC this fall

Centralia College is offering a commercial truck driving course starting Sept. 21. This standalone certification class includes comprehensive hands-on skill development and instruction that aligns with the Department of Transportation.

Students will maneuver a commercial vehicle in different traffic conditions; operate a tractor-trailer combination; and navigate the vehicle safely forward and backward around various obstacles. This course is designed to prepare students to take the State of Washington tests necessary to obtain a Commercial Driver License for the professional truck driving industry.

Prerequisites for class are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Pass federal Department of Transportation health and drug screening
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license
  • No DUI, hit and run, reckless, or negligent infractions within the past five years
  • Have no more than three moving violations in the past three years

The course runs Sept. 21-Dec. 7 Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs approximately $4,412. Centralia College's program is $1,000 to $2,000 less expensive than comparable training programs and allows for more practice and learning opportunities. CC has a CDL driving simulator that gives students additional practice time.

For more information, contact Career and Technical Education at 360-623-8963. To register, contact the Advising/Counseling Center at 360-623-8967 or