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CDL and Certification Training

Get on the road to a new career in transportation. The CDL Program includes classroom instruction, Lab, and individual driving lessons. Instructors will prepare you for the final exam leading to a Class A License certification. Prerequisite: All interested applicants must attend one of the below orientation dates.


Ongoing Orientation Dates
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6-7:30 pm (Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave, Evanston)
June 30, 2014, 6 - 7:30 pm (Des Plaines Campus)

*Orientation required to register for training. Eligibility, program details, registration requirements, and ongoing training dates are covered during orientation sessions

Register for Orientation Online CDL Orientation Registration

Program Outline
• Training for CDL Class A License
• Two-month program covering equipment fundamentals, air brakes, pre-
trip inspection, log books and more!
• Flat rate cost that covers training, permit, books, and CDL exam
• Job placement assistance
• Visits from recruiters who are looking to hire!

Job Outlook
• Great earning potential: Drivers can make $35,000 - $70,000 annually
• High demand for drivers!

Registration Prerequisites
• 18 years or older (21 to drive locally)
• Pass Illinois Department of Transportation physical exam and drug test
• Relatively clean driving record
• High School Diploma or GED Preferred
• Attend FREE orientation (Seating Limited)

Contact Us:
Email: businessinstitute@oakton.edu
Phone: 847-635-1447


Summer registration opens March 26; Spring registration is ongoing.

Youth STEM Summer Programs
Registration opens March 26.

Online Flexible Registration System

Register using our online "Flexible Registration" system; with its shopping cart functionality. The online registration system serves as a convenient and seamless method for searching, registering, and paying for classes. Visit our How to Register page today and find out more about our flexible registration system.