Commercial Driver's License (CDL) | WKCTC

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Train for your CDL Class “A” in just four weeks!

Our Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program is designed to prepare individuals with little or no commercial driving experience for an entry-level position in the trucking industry. Our focus is on developing safe, responsible drivers. This accelerated training program is provided by West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Workforce Solutions department.

  • CDL Class A endorsement preparation
  • DOT Drug Screen and DOT Physical
  • Classroom, range and road instruction led by credentialed experienced trucking professional
  • 160 hours of training, 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday, for four weeks
  • Map reading, trip planning, and vehicle operation training
  • DOT rules, regulations, and book instruction
  • Class A road test administered by Kentucky State Police upon class completion
  • Certificate of completion
  • A high-school diploma or GED is not required
  • Individuals must be able to read, write and speak the English language; be able to meet the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) physical requirements; pass a drug screen; and have a valid driver’s license at the time of class registration.
  • It is recommended that the student obtain a copy of their Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) from the Circuit Court Clerk’s office prior to starting the program.
  • Individuals must complete the Workforce Application and Agreement prior to or on the first day of the course.

Please note: Students with a driver's license from outside of Kentucky should plan to enroll at least 30 days before their class begins to avoid license transfer charges.

  • Driving record inconsistent with industry standards for entry-level driving positions
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse
  • History of mental disorder
  • Permanent disability or other physical limitations
  • Fee does not include: permit test ($24), permit ($61) or license ($61).

Payment Information

The $4,500.00 tuition covers instruction, DOT physical, and DOT drug test needed for successful delivery of training.

Payment arrangements must be made before class begins. Pay by cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or cashier's check payable to WKCTC. Personal checks are not accepted.

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Vocational Rehabilitation programs.
  • WKCTC is approved for veterans and/or dependent/spouse of a veteran to receive Veterans Educational Benefits. Contact your local counselor for details.
  • TAA – Trade Adjustment Assistance
  • Kentucky Farm Workers (contact Joe Walker at (270) 564-0453)

(Contact your local Career Center office to see if you qualify for WIOA or TAA benefits)

Full refunds will be granted if the class is canceled by WKCTC or the student officially withdraws before the first day of class. Partial refunds may be granted if requested in writing by the end of the second day of class or if the student does not pass DOT physical or drug test. No refunds will be granted if requested after the second day of class or if the student is dismissed for violating the class code of conduct. Non-attendance does not relieve the student of financial obligation or entitle the student to a refund.

4-week Sessions: Meet Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Purchase Training Center in Hickory, KY

Upcoming Spring 2024 Dates:

  • February 8 - March 6
  • March 18 - April 12
  • April 18 - May 15

To Register or For Questions

Contact Peter Sierra at (270) 534-3366, office location at the Emerging Technology Center in Paducah or Instructor Charlie Taylor at (270)534-3857, office location at the Purchase Training Center in Hickory, Kentucky.