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 CDL Theory class is online and self-paced. This class will prepare you for your permit tests at the MVD. You can register and take this class at any time. The CDL Online Theory class must be completed before you start the Behind the Wheel class.
Behind the Wheel classes begin monthly; please check back for upcoming dates:
April 2021: Behind the Wheel: March 29 – April 20
May 2021: Behind the Wheel: April 26 – May 18
June 2021: Behind the Wheel: May 24-June 16
July/August 2021: Behind the Wheel: July 19 – August 10
August 2021: Behind the Wheel: August 16 – September 8
October 2021: Behind the Wheel: October 11 – November 2
Monday through Friday
Theory class: Self paced online
Behind the Wheel training 7am – 1pm
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 $4000.
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.