Class C CDL Training

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Are You Considering A CDL Class C CDL So You  Can Take Advantage Of The  Many Local Jobs Opportunities Available Today?

 If so, you’re not alone and you’ve come to the right place…

You see, for many years CDS’s exceptional instructors – all experienced commercial truck drivers – have helped our students earn their Class C CDLs, so that when they graduate they’re ready to accept local and/or regional job positions immediately.

But this is only part of what we do for our graduates.

Class C CDL Training

Class C Transit Vehicle

Once their training is competed, we send our graduates up-to-the-minute information on job openings.  As a result, we’ve helped 92% of our graduates find jobs that fit their needs, preferences, and CDL type so their careers and lifestyle goals are aligned. 

We’re able to do this because we work directly with a number of respected companies (e.g. JJ Williams, Gordon Trucking, Airgas, etc.) that contact us whenever they are actively looking to fill job vacancies.

So, whether your ideal job is to drive long distances in big-rig trucks or you prefer to stay closer to home, we’ve got you covered.

The manner and environment in which the training was conducted was absolutely top notch and second to none! I would not hesitate to recommend you school to anyone looking for professional and meaningful truck driver training.  – Kelly F., Seattle, WA

What is a Class C CDL and What Can I Do With It?

Class C CDL Training

Class C Vehicle

If you’re like most of our students, you’re interested in earning your Class C CDL for one big reason: a job.

You may also be looking for a job that will help you earn a comfortable living and allow you to be at home with your family every night.

If so, a Class C CDL is a great choice for several reasons. First, because the US trucking industry is facing one of the most severe truck driver shortages in recent history, your chances of landing a job right after graduation are very good. This also makes CDL training one of the most cost-effective and wisest investments you can make for your future.

Second, with your Class C CDL you’ll be licensed to drive vehicles that are weigh 26,000 lbs. or less, and are designed to carry 16 or more people (this includes the driver) or carry placarded hazardous materials.  This includes more “local ” vehicles such as school and shuttle buses, transit vehicles,  and more.

Just think…  in a very short time,  you too could be “on the road” and living the brighter future you always imagined. So why wait any longer?

Please call us toll-free at 888.338.0030 or 253.983.0200, if you’d like to enroll, have questions about our Class C CDL training, and/or you’d like to schedule a visit at one of our four convenient locations or an after-hours appointment. . 


Or, feel free to stop by unannounced. We’re here Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm.  

Why Trust CDS for Your CDL Training?

CDL A Truck

Class A Vehicle: Truck and Trailer

First, worked very hard to earn our reputation as Washington State’s most respected  – and fastest growing – truck driver training school and we’re working just as hard to keep it.

Second, we recognize that our students expect – and deserve – exceptional Class C CDL training from trusted professionals who will make sure that they’re ready to “take to the road” quickly and safely. And in order to deliver on that promise, we’ve taken a fresh new approach to CDL training, which means you can expect:

  • Thoughtful answers and guidance: Let’s be honest, starting a new career can be difficult. In fact, you may still be wondering if CDL training is the right fit for you. If so, please call us toll-free at 888.338.0030 or 253.983.0200 so you can talk with one of our experienced and caring instructors. He or she will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, learn more about your situation and offer you his or her straightforward advice.  

  • Superior, personalized CDL training: Our outstanding instructors – all licensed commercial drivers – will “take you by the hand” and provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools you need to earn your Class C CDL.  And since our student-to-instructor ratio is 3-to-1, you’ll get the one-on-one attention you deserve.

  • Flexible class schedules: New classes start nearly every week of the year (For details, see Class C CDL Training Fees and Schedule below) and we offer day (6am-2:30 pm) and evening (3:30pm-midnight) classes Monday-Friday.

  • Local and regional job placement assistance: After graduation you can turn to us with confidence for help in finding the right job for your skills, CDL type, location preferences, and more.

  • Convenient training locations: You can choose to train for your Class C CDL at one of our four Washington state campuses, located in Port Orchard (Kitsap County), Lakewood (Pierce County), Olympia (Thurston County) or Auburn (King County).

  • Affordable tuition fees and financial aid options: We’re pleased that we can offer world-class CDL training classes and still maintain our competitive fees. What’s more we accept the GI-Bill™ and many other forms of financial aid assistance.

Enrollment Requirements

Before doing anything else, we strongly recommend that you call us toll-free at 888.338.0030 or 253.983.0200, so we can give you help you locate and prepare the required documents.

In order to enroll in our Class C CDL training classes you must be 18-years-old, or older, and…

  • Have a valid Washington state driver’s license

  • Show proof of your education

  • Have a valid Social Security card (work authorization)

  • Pass the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) physical and drug screening

  • Provide a copy of your 5-year driving abstract record from the Dept. of  Licensing


Class C CDL Training Fees and Schedule

Class C CDL Tuition: $1,695
Other Fees:
  • Registration: $220
  • DOT Physical (Lakewood): $80
  • DOT Drug Screen (Lakewood): $48
  • Abstract Driving Record: $13
  • DOT Written Exam: $35
  • Permit: $40
  • Skills Test:$250
  • License Fee: $95

Schedule: Monday-Friday
Day Class Times: 6am-2:30 pm
Evening Class Times: 3:30pm- midnight

2016 -2017 Class Locations and Start Dates:

Port Orchard
06/26/2017
07/17/2017
08/07/2017
08/28/2017
09/18/2017
10/09/2017
10/30/2017
11/20/2017
12/11/2017
01/01/2018
01/22/2018
02/12/2018
03/05/2018
03/26/2018

Lakewood & Olympia
07/03/2017
07/24/2017
08/14/2017
09/04/2017
09/25/2017
10/16/2017
11/06/2017
11/27/2017
12/18/2017
01/08/2018
01/29/2018
02/19/2018
03/12/2018
04/02/2018

Auburn
07/10/2017
07/31/2017
08/21/2017
09/11/2017
10/02/2017
10/23/2017
11/13/2017
12/04/2017
12/26/2017
01/15/2018
02/05/2018
02/26/2018
03/19/2018
04/09/2018

 

Financial Aid Available? Yes! Please call us at 253.983.0200 for more information.
GI-Bill™ Accepted?
Yes! Please call us at 253.983.0200 for more information.