Entry Level Driver Training

Once training is started, it must be completed within 90 days.

A commercial driver's license (CDL) is a driver's license required in the United States to operate large and heavy vehicles, including trucks, buses, and trailers, or a vehicle of any size that transports hazardous materials or more than 15 passengers.

The Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations set the minimum Federal requirements for training that entry-level drivers must complete before being permitted to take certain CDL skills or knowledge tests.

The various Smart Horizons ELDT curriculum tracks align with federal requirements. Course completions are reported to the Training Provider Registry. Smart Horizons is an approved Training Provider for THEORY curriculum.

This content is designed to support individuals pursuing THEORY instruction for entry-level drivers. This includes drivers applying to:

  • Obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time;
  • Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL; or
  • Obtain a hazardous materials (H), passenger (P), or school bus (S) endorsement for the first time

90-day extensions are also available.

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Class A Theory

38 hours

Class B Theory

36 hours

Class B to A Upgrade Theory

24 hours

Hazardous Material Endorsement (H)

8 hours

Passenger Endorsement (P)

12 hours

School Bus Endorsement (S)

20 hours