• All curriculum meets the Entry Level Driver Training requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Tuition:
    • Class A: $5,000
    • Class B Straight Truck: $3,000
    • Class B Passenger: $3,300
  • Classes start monthly!
  • Funding Available! You can review the list here: Funding Resources
  • Must be 18 years or older to obtain Commercial Driver’s License
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to pass a DOT drug test (cost of drug test included in tuition)
  • Your DOT Medical Card and Commercial Learner’s Permit are required to register for a class

FEES (not included in tuition)

The following fees are not included in tuition and are the responsibility of the student (estimated costs)

  • DOT Medical Card: ~$90-$150 (pending on clinic)
  • Commercial Learners Permit: ~$10
  • Commercial Drivers License: ~$20
  • FMCSA Clearinghouse Query: $1.25
  • CNM Parking Permit: $5
  • CDL Skills Exam Retest Fee (if needed)


Theory/Prework Class: 2 Weeks (Online/In Person)

Theory: Self paced, online modules that you can complete at your convenience. Typically takes around 20 – 30 hours to complete.


Prework: In Person sessions to prepare you for the Behind the Wheel Class. You will receive a schedule with all class dates during Orientation.

  • Prework Includes:
    • Orientation
    • Drug Testing (cost of drug test included in tuition)
    • Vehicle Inspection
    • Log Books/Hours of Service
    • Simulator (Class A Only)

Behind-the-Wheel Training: 4 Weeks (In Person)

Behind-the-Wheel  trainings are 4-5 weeks plus CDL Skills Exam (scheduled upon completion of class hours)

Flexible Schedules Available! We will work with you!

Select from:

  • Weekday Morning:
    • Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 11:00am
  • Weekday Afternoon:
    • Monday through Friday, 11:30am – 3:30pm
  • Weekday – 2 days a week
    • Tuesday/Thursday, 7:00am – 3:30pm
    • This schedule will require additional dates outside of Tuesday/Thursday. We will work with your availability!
  • Weekend Schedule 
    • Saturday and Sunday, 7:00am – 3:30pm
    • This schedule will require additional dates outside of Weekends. We will work with your availability!

CDL Skills Exam: 2-3 Hours (In Person)

CNM Ingenuity is a certified testing provider for New Mexico MVD

  • Licensing Exam for CDL
  • Three Part Test: Vehicle Inspection, Basic Control Skills, Over the Road Driving
    • Must pass all 3 tests on same attempt
  • Scheduled week following end of class
  • One exam fee included in tuition


We offer classes once per month (except December)


July 2024 Class

Orientation: June 27, 2024

Theory/Prework: June 28, 2024

Behind the Wheel: July 15, 2024


August 2024 Class

Orientation: July 31, 2024

Theory/Prework: August 1, 2024

Behind the Wheel: August 12, 2024


September 2024 Class

Orientation: August 28, 2024

Theory/Prework: August 29, 2024

Behind the Wheel: September 16, 2024


Financial Assistance is available!

Scheduled Maintenance

CNM Ingenuity will be performing scheduled maintenance on Saturday, January 20 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Students will not be able to submit or modify any forms during this time. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please contact us with any questions.