The CDL Class A training program is an accelerated 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 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.
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Self paced, online modules that you can complete at your convenience prior to behind-the-wheel training. Typically takes around 20 – 30 hours to complete.
All students must complete and submit a driver qualification file including the following documents. Your permit is required to complete the pre-work. Be ready to provide:
Here is a sample timeline for the CDL Theory and Prework: CDL Theory and Prework Timeline – SAMPLE
Behind-the-wheel trainings are 4-5 weeks plus CDL Skills Exam (scheduled upon completion of class hours). Schedule may vary for on-site training activities, weather, and vehicle availability. We offer multiple options for scheduling:
Monday through Friday, starting at either 7:00am OR 11:30am.
Saturday and Sunday 7:00am – 3:30pm
We run classes once per month throughout the year. Here our classes open for registration:
Theory: May 26, 2023
Behind the Wheel: July 10, 2023
Session 7: *Starting with Session 7, tuition will increase to $4,800
Theory: June 30, 2023
Behind the Wheel: August 14, 2023
Theory: August 7, 2023
Behind the Wheel: September 18, 2023
Theory: September 11, 2023
Behind the Wheel: October 23, 2023
Session 10: *This session will not have weekend availability due to the holidays
Theory: October 16, 2023
Behind the Wheel: November 20, 2023
The following fees are not included in tuition and are the responsibility of the student (estimated costs)
Medical Card: ~$150
Commercial Learners Permit: ~$10
Commercial Drivers License: ~$20
NOTICE: Starting with Session 7 in July, tuition will increase to $4,800
Please review our class Policies and Expectations:
ABQ CDL Policies and Expectations – 2023 UPDATED