Archbold 419-267-1332 / Toledo 419-267-1493

Professional CDL training for
companies and individuals in
Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.

| Professional CDL Training

Northwest State Community College, powered by Custom Training Solutions, is now offering CDL training classes to local companies and individuals throughout northwest Ohio. These three and four-week programs are designed to do more than train new drivers on the bare minimum needed to pass a CDL driver’s license exam. We offer students the confidence and experience to become safety-conscious drivers.

Increase your CDL driver retention

When you invest in high-quality training for your CDL drivers, your company will benefit from increased employee retention and driver efficiency. This CDL training program includes:

 

  • Class A CDL training: Available in either automatic or manual trucks depending on your company’s requirements.
  • Focused classroom training; One week of full-time classroom instruction.
  • Hands-on training: Two or three weeks of behind-the-wheel time depending on the program selected
  • Small class sizes: Class sizes are limited to allow students a minimum of 40 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.
  • Financial assistance: Financial assistance may be available to both companies and individuals.
  • Employer connections: CTS has partnerships with companies throughout northwest Ohio, southwest Michigan, and northeast Indiana. If you are an individual looking to earn your CDL license, we can help connect you to employers currently recruiting CDL drivers.

Prior to enrolling in the CDL training
program candidates must:

 

Be 18 years of age or older

Have a valid driver’s license

Submit an official copy of the driver’s abstract

Be able to pass a DOT physical and drug screen

Program Structure

We offer two types of Class A CDL Programs; Automatic and Manual. Each class starts with one week of classroom instruction followed by three weeks of range and road time. The class schedule is subject to change as needs arise for the student’s benefit, but will generally follow the sample schedule shown below.

Sample Program Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:30am-5:00pm

7:30am-5:00pm

7:30am-5:00pm

7:30am-5:00pm

7:30am-5:00pm

Week 1

Classroom

Classroom

Classroom

Classroom

Classroom

Week 2

Range

Range

Range

Range

Range

Week 3

Range/Road

Range/Road

Range/Road

Range/Road

Range/Road

Week 4

Range/Road

Range/Road

Range/Road

Range/Road

Test Day

Sample Program Schedule

Week 1

7:30am-5:00pm

Monday

Classroom

Tuesday

Classroom

Wednesday

Classroom

Thursday

Classroom

Friday

Classroom

 
Week 2

7:30am-5:00pm

Monday

Range

Tuesday

Range

Wednesday

Range

Thursday

Range

Friday

Range

 
Week 3

7:30am-5:00pm

Monday

Range/Road

Tuesday

Range/Road

Wednesday

Range/Road

Thursday

Range/Road

Friday

Range/Road

 
Week 4

7:30am-5:00pm

Monday

Range/Road

Tuesday

Range/Road

Wednesday

Range/Road

Thursday

Range/Road

Friday

Test Day

* A half hour lunch will be given mid-day each day of training

** Lunch is the student’s responsibility and is not included with the program.

Commonly Asked Questions

Q: Where are the classes held?

A: To start every day of the CDL course, you will report to our CDL classroom located on Northwest State’s Main Campus in Archbold, OH. This includes days where you are scheduled for;

  • Classroom instruction
  • Range instruction and training
  • Road instruction and training.
  • Test day
Q: Where is Northwest State Community College Located?

A: Northwest State is located at the address listed below:

Northwest State Community College
22600 State Route 34
Archbold, OH 43502

Q: Where should I park when I arrive to campus?

A: When arriving to campus, you may park in the designated visitor spots, located near the flagpole on the Southeast corner of the building. You may also park in any of the lots near to that area.

Q: Where is the CDL classroom located?

A: Please enter the building through the H-20 Entrance. This entrance is located at the Southeast corner of the building near the flagpole. Once inside, the CDL classroom is the first door on the left. It will be labeled H108.

Q: How do I enroll in a class?

A: To enroll in the program, you must complete the steps outlined below. Detailed instruction of how to complete these steps can be found here.

Steps to Apply

  • Obtain a Commercial License Permit (CLP) with the desired endorsements (CDL-A)
  • Sign our Training Agreement
  • Call CTS at (419) 267-1332 to schedule your drug screen and DOT physical appointment. A preparation form for the DOT physical can be found here.
Q: Can I reserve a seat in a desired class?

A: You can call and reserve your seat in a desired class at any time. We encourage everyone to complete all of the application steps as soon as possible. We will send you out a reminder eight (8) business days before the start of class that identifies the steps that have yet to be completed. The deadline to complete these steps is five (5) business days before the class start date. If you do not have all of the steps completed by this date (five business days prior), you will lose your reservation.

Cost of Class A CDL training

The total cost of the program includes the Class A CDL training (manual or automatic), fuel surcharge and certification fees. Financial assistance may be available to help offset the cost of the program for employers and individuals.

 

Manual

Tuition $5,500.00
Fuel Surcharge $200.00
Certification Fees $350.00
Total $6,050.00

Automatic

Tuition $5,000.00
Fuel Surcharge $200.00
Certification Fees $350.00
Total $5,550.00

Contact CTS For More Information

Phone: 419-267-1386

If you have specific questions or are interested in learning more about the Class A CDL training program, complete the form below and a member of our team will be in contact with you soon.

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