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Changes for Trucking School Enrollment and Training Requirements

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A new rule is going into effect for soon-to-be drivers in February 2022 pertaining to the issuance of several common license types.

Here’s what you need to know:

In the first quarter of 2022, a new rule will require applicants to meet certain training standards before:

  • Being issued a Class A or B CDL for the first time. 
  • Upgrading from a Class B to Class A license. 
  • Obtaining a class S (school bus), P(passenger), or H (hazmat) endorsement for the first time. 

The proposal is intended to allow states greater flexibility in conducting skill tests for individuals seeking commercial driver’s licenses.

From the FMCSA:

  • Guidance: Training providers listed on the Training Provider Registry are the only entities that can provide training required by the ELDT regulations. To comply with the ELDT regulations, drivers must select a training provider from those listed in the Training Provider Registry.” 
  • The rule is NOT retroactive, so individuals who were issued a CDL or an S, P, or H endorsement prior to February 7, 2022, are not required to complete training for the respective CDL or endorsement.” 

For more information on ELDT-certified trainers and how you can register to become one, click here

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