Below are responses to frequently asked questions we receive from prospective and new students. If your question is not addressed below, please call 1-888-558-7120 to speak with a representative.

Do you offer CDL renewal classes?

Yes. Please call us toll-free at 1-888-558-7120 or 253-983-0200, and we'll be happy to provide you with more details on our CDL renewal training.

I’m considering a CDL but I’m hesitant because I don’t want a job that keeps me on the road for days or weeks at a time. Is this realistic?

Yes, it sure is... We offer job placement assistance for all of our graduates, whether they're looking for long-haul or local positions. In fact, we've helped 96% of our graduates find jobs that fit their needs, preferences and CDL type. So again, this is an entirely realistic and achievable goal.

Will you help me find a job after I’ve completed my CDL training?

Yes, absolutely! Because we partner with many respected local, regional and national companies that come to us when they have job openings, we're able to provide all of our graduates with ongoing job placement assistance.

Where is Commercial Driver School located?

Our four convenient Washington-state campuses are located in Port Orchard, Auburn, Lakewood, and Olympia.

What are your enrollment requirements?

In order to enroll in one or more of Commercial Driver School's CDL training classes, you must be at least 18-years-old, have a valid Washington state driver's license and social security card, produce proof of your education, pass the Department of Transportation's (DOT's) physical and drug screening and provide us with a copy of your 5-year driving abstract record from the Department of Transportation. If you have any questions about these requirements, please don't hesitate to call us toll-free at 1-888-558-7120 or 253-983-0200.

  • I recommend CDS for anyone who is interested in pursuing a CDL. The instructors are a great group of guys and truly care about their trainees. You will get top notch training in just 4 weeks! Great work CDS.
    Travis C.
    Port Orchard Campus graduate
  • James Bakken A CDS Graduate Pointing To The Truck He Drives With His New Job
    Great place to learn! Thank you for a life changing opportunity!
    James B.
    Auburn Campus graduate
  • It was an awesome experience. From the first week of class to the last week. The teachers spend time with you and make sure you are ready come testing time. And the pre trip instructor is awesome at preparing you for your test. Thanks CDS!
    Michael M.
    Auburn Campus graduate
  • CDS is a great school to learn how to drive a commercial vehicle. CDS was completely worth it and really got me prepared to go into the work force! The office personnel and instructors couldn't have been more helpful and fun to be around. Highly recommend this school!
    Caleb B.
    Auburn Campus graduate
  • CDS Truck School Graduate Josh Turner
    My first couple of days driving I as really concerned about my career choice, but the instructors did an excellent job of patiently teaching me. I am completely satisfied with CDS, best career decision of my life!
    Jerome R.
    Lakewood Campus graduate
  • Excellent place to learn how to drive trucks. Every teacher cares about you and wants you to come away with a license and a job! They hosted a job fair and I was able to see all the local companies that were interested in finding drivers. It was more than I expected! Highly recommend!
    Joshua R.
    Port Orchard Campus graduate
  • If you're looking for the best commercial driving school then look no further! Every single staff member is professional, very polite, patient, and super helpful. It's clear that their number one goal is to help you succeed. They will walk you through every step of the way.
    Cole A.
    Lakewood Campus graduate
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