Online CDL Class B Theory Training Course
This particular course, designed for Class B CDL applicants, pertains to commercial vehicles as defined in 49 CFR 383.91(a)(2). This online course 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 on or after February 7, 2022.
Class B theory training course: $169*
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 or B 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. 13 hours to complete. If course is not complete within 30 days, a reactivation fee of $89 is required to extend access for another 30 days.
(Please note: the animations in this course utilize Class A tractor-trailer images, but concepts taught still apply to Class B trucks and buses.)
As stated 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. 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 course is required of all entry-level drivers, 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 course only covers the theory training portion of this requirement! This Class B CDL online training course is offered as a supplement to behind-the-wheel training, not as an all-inclusive training solution.