December 4, 2022



New CDL license regulations begin Monday – News 40

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Starting Monday, February 7th, federal law requires drivers seeking a commercial driver’s license to meet new training standards.

Now, federal regulations require CDL applicants and those applying for certain CDL upgrades to complete an approved Entry Level Driver Training program.

Only after completing the training program can applicants take the CDL required exam.

Drivers can complete this newly-required training with any registered training provider. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College is a registered provider.

SKYCTC Dean of Workforce Solutions Kim Myers said, “What they’re doing is providing some systematic way to make sure that those drivers – that are so important to what we do, and our supply chain and everything else – that they’re out and that they’re knowledgeable, prepared and ready to be safe on the road.”

ELDT regulations establish the baseline for training required for entry-level drivers. They apply to anyone:

  • seeking a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time

  • upgrading an existing Class B CDL to Class A CDL

  • obtaining a first-time school bus (S), passenger (P) or hazardous materials (H) endorsement.

Click here for a full list of approved ELDT programs on the federal Training Provider Registry.