Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

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Let NFCC help you gain the knowledge and skills required to become a safe, successful member of the trucking industry. NFCC’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 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 Sept. 13, 2018 | Fall Term 2018

  • Class meets Monday through Thursday - 8 AM to 4 PM
  • Hours will vary to compensate for night driving requirements.

Financial Aid: Tuition assistance may be available through CareerSource North Florida to qualifying applicants. Potential students must attend an orientation session to determine eligibility for program admission and tuition scholarships.

The first 30 students to successfully enroll in the CDL program at NFCC may have their tuition fully funded by CareerSource North Florida. Make sure to attend an orientation session in order to determine eligibility.

Required Orientation Session

First Step - Attend an Orientation Session to determine eligibility for program.

For CDL pre-requisites, contact Kelly Zimmerly at 850-973-9470 or via email at  

For further details on scholarship requirements, contact Amy Webb at 850-973-9675, ext. 112 or email

Orientation Location - NFCC Career and Technical Education Center (Bldg. 13), RM 221.

Orientation SessionsTime Option 1Time Option 2
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 9 a.m. 3 p.m.

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
  • Attend a mandatory orientation session at NFCC campus. Orientation dates listed above.
  • Complete CareerSource North Florida program/scholarship application.
  • 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 Community College Office of Admissions.

Partnerships: This career training program is made possible through funding and partnerships between NFCC, 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 NFCC academic advisor for the most current information.