• Requirements

    • Must have a valid TX drivers license
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Must not have more than three moving violations on driving record in past three years
    • Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical and drug screen. Once registered, the student will be sent for the physical and drug screen. (Pre-Requisite Class)


    The following items must be on file with Del Mar College BEFORE you can begin class. Depending on your financing, some expenses may apply to you:

    1. Pick up free CDL Handbook at DPS
    2. CDL Exam Preparation/Prerequisite Class (non-refundable, included in tuition, $515)
    3. DOT physical and drug screen (will be scheduled by Del Mar College)
    4. MVR (driving record)
    5. Instructional material/orientation
    6. Books/classroom online login access
    7. Students must have CLP (Commercial Learners Permit) before attending class. Permit fee is not included in tuition cost ($25). Special requirements (study section 14), general knowledge (study section 2 and 3), air brakes (study section 5), combination vehicles (study section 6).
    8. Class A CDL License (pro-rated) - not to exceed (included in tuition cost), $60
    9. Copy of High School Diploma/GED/Transcripts, TABE test or copy of DD214 (if applicable)

    The following items are necessary for classroom, yard, and road instruction:
    Appropriate footwear: Tennis shoes or boots (sandals are not acceptable)
    Appropriate apparel: Tank tops and cut offs are not acceptable. Be prepared for inclement weather. We train in all weather elements.
    Supplies: Notebook, pen, highlighter, basic calculator, ruler and CDL Handbook
    Optional: work gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, hat, rain gear