Online CDL Class A Theory Training Course

This particular course, designed for Class A CDL applicants, pertains to commercial vehicles as defined in 49 CFR 383.91(a)(1). This online CDL class provides training in all theory topic areas under the FMCSA Entry-Level Driver Training requirements for those individuals who apply for a CDL or CDL upgrade. 

Online CDL Class A theory course:                    $179*

  • High quality computer animated videos

  • Built in questions, so no exam at the end!

  • Start & stop lessons whenever you like

  • Certified in all states, except Washington

  • 100% pass rate

Please Note: Class A, B or B to A upgrade ELDT also requires behind-the-wheel training which is not included in our online theory course.  Contact us if you have questions.

*Online course fees are non-refundable. Not valid in WA.

This particular course takes approx. 14 hours to complete.  If course is not complete within 30 days, a reactivation fee of $99 is required to extend access for another 30 days.




Man taking an online CDL class from inside truck cab

screenshot of online cdl class a training video

As required in the FMCSRs, this training will introduce driver-trainees to the following: Basic Operation (Orientation, Control Systems and Dashboard, Pre- & Post-Trip Inspections, Basic Control, Shifting/Operating Transmissions, Backing & Docking, Coupling and Uncoupling),  Safe Operating Procedures (Visual Search, Communication, Distracted Driving, Speed Management, Space Management, Night Operation, Extreme Driving Conditions) Advanced Operating Practices (Hazard Perception, Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and other Emergencies, Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings) Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions (Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions, Roadside Inspections, Maintenance) Non-Driving Activities (Handling and Documenting Cargo, Environmental Compliance Issues, Hours of Service Requirements, Fatigue and Wellness Awareness, Post-Crash Procedures, External Communications, Whistleblower/Coercion, Trip Planning, Drugs/Alcohol, and Medical Requirements.


This training is required of all entry-level drivers on or after February 7, 2022 who intend to drive CMVs as defined in §383.5 in interstate and/or intrastate commerce, except:

(1) Drivers excepted from the CDL requirements under §383.3(c), (d), and (h).

(2) Drivers applying for a restricted CDL under §383.3(e) through (g).

(3) Veterans with military CMV experience who meet all the requirements and conditions of §383.77.

(4) Drivers applying for a removal of a restriction in accordance with §383.135(b)(7).

Except for individuals seeking the H endorsement, individuals must complete BOTH theory and behind-the-wheel (BTW) portions of entry-level driver training within one year of completing the first portion and prior to taking the CDL skills exam.  This Online CDL Class A training course only covers the theory training portion of this requirement!  This course is offered as a supplement to behind-the-wheel training, not as an all-inclusive training solution.