Iowa Lakes Community College will be offering a commercial driver’s license (CDL) course for those required to hold the special license to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).
The course offers complete instruction from start to finish, with the goal to develop the knowledge and skills required to safely operate a CMV. The course includes training ranging from vehicle inspection, basic control of the vehicle and backing to defensive driving and hazard awareness. This course also meets the requirements for “Entry Level Driver Training” as outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), (49 CFR § 380.503). A combination of online coursework, practice range, and road time and provides flexible scheduling for students to meet the hours required.
Upon successful completion of the 80 hours of instruction and testing, an individual will obtain a Class A CDL license. Students must be preregistered and prepaid to attend. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 7-9 p.m. in room 282 on the Emmetsburg campus. The course fee is $395. GAP Tuition Assistance is available for qualifying individuals.
To preregister for this course, call the Iowa Lakes registration staff at 1-800-252-5664 or complete an online registration at www.iowalakes.edu/continuing_education and then click on Registration Form on the lower left-hand portion of the computer screen. Please refer to class number 48198.