The CDL Class A training program is a four-week, full-time program designed to teach students how to safely operate a Class A commercial vehicle and obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license. Students will receive theory instruction to prepare them for the written exams at the MVD. Once you have received your permit, you will attend three weeks of behind the wheel training with a CNM Ingenuity CDL instructor. Instruction is based on the New Mexico CDL Manual and the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration requirements including airbrakes, vehicle inspection, manual transmission, backing skills, and over the road driving. We will assist you in obtaining your Commercial Learner’s Permit.
The current class schedule is based on the situation with COVID-19. Courses begin monthly; please check back for upcoming dates.
Monday through Friday
Theory class 8am – 3pm at the CNM Workforce Training Center
Behind the Wheel training 7am – 1pm
**Some lab hours from 1pm – 3pm required
4 weeks, 120 hours of training plus CDL Skills Exam (scheduled upon completion of class hours)
Schedule may vary for on-site training activities, weather, and vehicle availability
If you already have a commercial learner’s permit, you are able to join class for the Behind the Wheel portion. Tuition for this option is $3899.
Price includes CDL Skills Exam Fee
Licensing fees are the responsibility of the student.
Prior to course: You must obtain a medical card and pass a drug test performed by a Certified Medical Examiner. You will also need to provide a driving record from the MVD.