Truck Driver Training FAQs

Truck Driver Training

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the costs involved?

The cost of the course is $3,775.00. This amount includes the DOT pre-employment physical and the NIDA 5 panel drug screen. Additional costs to the student are a $50 CDL permit fee paid to the Secretary of State and the student is required to obtain a 3 year driver abstract from the Secretary of State as well.

When are day classes offered?

Day classes are held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The class can be completed in 4 weeks, but may take longer depending on the student, weather conditions, holidays, or other factors. Student must complete 160 hours of attendance.

When are night classes offered?

Evening classes are held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The evening class can be completed in 9 weeks, but may take longer depending on the student, weather conditions, holidays or other factors. Students must complete 160 hours of class attendance.

Where are the classes held?

Classroom training is held in Room A-1220 (a clean, comfortable room with multi-media equipment) in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. The remainder of the class time is spent in yard and road training.

Do I receive college credit for the class?

Yes, successful completion of the class is worth 10 vocational credit hours. Is financial aid available? To inquire about training grants unemployed or displaced workers in Ogle County should contact Best, Inc. located at 810 S. 10th Street, Oregon, IL, 815-732-0148.  Unemployed or displaced workers in DeKalb County should contact the Illinois workNet Center, 650 N. Peace Road, DeKalb, IL, 815-901-0177, ext. 239 or ext. 225. Illinois Veterans’ benefits are accepted and student loan information is available.

How many students will be in my class?

The maximum class size will be eight students with 2 instructors.

What things might disqualify me from taking the class?

You must be 18 years of age to receive your CDL license, able to read and write in english, hold a current Illinois driver’s license, and be able to pass a physical and drug screening.

Can I succeed if English is my second language?

Please be aware that State of Illinois CDL computerized tests, road, and skills tests are only administered in the English language.

How do I register?

Call 815-825-9534 to schedule a short orientation interview designed to answer your questions and bring awareness of the rewards and demands of a trucking career. You may register after your interview through the Workforce and Community Education Division office in room C1210.

If I am unable to complete the course, will my money be refunded?

In order to receive a refund you must turn in an official drop form within the first 2 days of class. Students who have paid for their own physical and drug screen will get 100% refund when a withdrawal form is submitted prior to Day 3 of class. $150 is non-refundable for students whose physical and drug screen have been paid for by Kishwaukee College, when a drop form is submitted prior to Day 3 of class.

Who do I contact if I have other questions?

Please call 815-825-9534 or email Our CDL Director will be happy to answer your questions or assist you in any way he can.

Contact Information

Please call 815-825-9534 or email Our CDL Coordinator will be happy to answer your questions or assist you in any way he can.