Take advantage of the national shortage of commercial drivers and obtain a Commercial Driver License. The Commercial Driver Training certificate prepares students for commercial driving careers at the local and national levels. Instructional methods include college courses, vehicle-driving simulation, vehicle operation, industry presentations, and career exploration. This one-semester certificate can have you riding the open road within four months.
Training includes the following topics: trip planning, maintaining daily logs, DOT regulations, accident reports, pre-trip evaluation, air brake fundamentals, vehicle maneuvers, and safe operation of loaded and unloaded vehicles in a variety of traffic and weather conditions.
Applicants for this certificate must be at least 18 years old, possess a valid driver’s license, have a clean driving record, and possess a high school diploma or GED (HiSet). Participants must also pass the DOT physical exam, they must pass a standard pre-employment drug test, and they must submit copies of their driving record.
While participants in the certificate are eligible for financial aid, unemployed people can frequently access money to pay for this certificate from a variety of private and public sources. Interested individuals should contact their local N.H. Employment Security Office.