In addition to the Checklist Items required to be accepted to Columbus Technical College, you will have extra requirements that pertain to the CDL program only.  The CDL Requirements are listed below with an explanation of each one.  Please pay close attention to the requirements that cannot be submitted more than 30 days prior to the start of classes.  Classes will begin in March.

You will be communicated with via email and text message as we have a better idea of when the official start date will be.  Remember, do not get your 7-year Motor Vehicle Report or DOT Physical/Drug Screen until you get an official start date from us.

Please contact Admissions with questions at 706.649.1847.

CDL Requirements

CDL – Driver’s License – 18 years or older

  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be age 18 or older​​​​​​

CDL – Class A Learner’s Permit

CDL – 7-year Motor Vehicle Record

  • The MVR must be obtained no more than 30 days prior to the start of class
  • Cannot have more than 8 points
  • Cannot have 4 moving violations within a year
  • NO DUI in the last 3 years

CDL – Department of Transportation Physical Exam 

  • Must have Class A Permit card to obtain
  • Must be performed by a doctor that can administer a DOT Physical Exam

CDL – Department of Transportation Drug Screen

  • Must have Class A Permit to obtain
  • Must be obtained no more than 30 days prior to the start of class

Estimated Costs for a GA Resident – Please note that this estimate does not consider any Financial Aid that a student might be eligible to receive.  

Tuition 9 Credit Hrs. @ $132 1,188.00
Registration Fee 55.00
Activity Fee 45.00
Campus Safety 45.00
Instructional Fee 60.00
Technology Fee 110.00
Tutorial Fee 35.00
Student Insurance Fee 6.00
Drug Test Fee 240.00
Fuel Fee 185.00
Total with Mandatory Fees 1,969.00