Truck Driving Certificate

Eastern Iowa Community College’s Commercial Driver’s License program is based on the new entry-level driver training requirements. Just six weeks in length, it includes classroom and driving instruction on rural, urban, highway, and interstate settings. Upon completion, students are prepared to take the state performance exams for a CDL license.  CDL testing will occur on-site. Students must earn a Certified Learner’s Permit and pass a drug and alcohol screen and DOT physical in order to enroll in the course.

Estimated Program Costs 

Program Requirement


CLP/Orientation Course
(required for individuals who do not have CLP)




Drug Screen/DOT Physical


CDL Course


CDL course textbook 

Included in course cost

Commercial Driver’s License   

Depends on endorsements


You can begin anytime! All classroom work is now done online so you can start immediately upon registration. Once the classwork is completed, you'll receive one-on-one, behind-the-wheel, over-the-road instruction.


Funding for truck driving classes


IowaWORKS - Title I Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and GAP

Contact:  Iowa WORKS at 563-445-3200 extension 43326


  • Iowa resident or dislocated worker from an Iowa company
  • Must meet income eligibility guidelines                   
  • Must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must pass DOT physical and have a good driving record
  • Must intend to pursue full-time employment in the field


Women & Minorities in Highway Construction (Iowa residents)   

Contact:  Sergio Mendoza at 563-336-3412 or 1-800-850-5440


  • Must be an Iowa resident
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have a working email address
  • Must have a current resume


Partners in Job Training Program / American Job Service (Illinois residents)

Contact:309-788-7587 ext. 105


  • Must be a Dislocated Worker or Low Income (contact PJTP for eligibility criteria)
  • Must pass a DOT physical and drug screening
  • Driving record and criminal background check are required



For more information

Contact Tom Monroe at 563-441-4217, or Colleen Buehner at 563-441-4372.