NWTI’s Commercial Driver Training Academy utilizes modern equipment, current curriculum with an online classroom platform to enhance programs. All training performed meets and exceeds industry standards.  The program of study utilizes the February 7, 2022 Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) curriculum. Student graduates will have obtained the necessary skills to enter the trucking industry as an entry-level driver.

The Commercial Driver Training program provides each student the opportunity to gain technical knowledge and driving skills needed to obtain gainful employment in the trucking industry.

Beginning February 7, 2022, per the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations (49 CFR part 380), entry-level drivers will be permitted to take required commercial driver’s license(CDL) skills tests only if the State can verify that the driver has successfully completed the required training administered by a registered training provider. The State will verify that drivers have completed required training by checking information stored in the Training Provider Registry before administering required skills or knowledge tests per the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.


Includes training on Commercial Learners Permit test prep, Behind-the-Wheel range training and Behind-the-Wheel Public Road Training.


  • Feb 7 – Mar 4
  • Mar 10 – Apr 13
  • Apr 19 – May 16
  • May 20 – Jun 17
  • Jun 23 – July 21
  • July 27 – August 23
  • Aug 29 – Sept 26
  • Sept 30 – Oct 27
  • Nov 2 – Dec 2
  • Dec 8 – Jan 18


4 weeks/
160 hours



Prospective students may call (479) 751-8824 xt 162 or
(479) 751-8824 xt 108 for more information or
email cdl@nwti.edu


8:00am – 4:00pm
(Hours of training may change due to weather conditions)


CDL Curriculum