Visalia Truck Driving School with ACI
Visalia Class A CDL Training at Advanced Career Institute
Advanced Career Institute’s Visalia Campus offers both basic levels of Class A CDL training as well as more advanced Ag Transportation training. Students learn the basic skills necessary to operate Class A vehicles and obtain their Commercial Drivers License. Anyone interested in obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License, this Visalia truck driving school will provide them with the best possible instruction to launch their truck driving career. Student drivers begin their training in the classroom learning the basics and safety topics. They will then move to the behind-the-wheel training on the driving range, where low-speed turns and backing maneuvers can be practiced before moving on to street training.
How Long are these Programs?
Advanced Career Institute’s Class A CDL training will take 160 hours (4-weeks) to complete. Our Advanced Professional Truck Driver course takes 240 hours (6-weeks) to complete. Find the class time that best fits your schedule best.
Daytime classes: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Evening classes: 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
What Will I Learn?
Advanced Career Institute’s CDL training course will step you through the entire process of getting your Class A CDL. In the beginning, you will receive classroom instruction to prepare for the DMV written CDL permit exam. The remaining part of the class will teach pre-trip inspection techniques, vehicle maintenance, emergency maneuvers, and all other behind-the-wheel skills required by the DMV.
Which Endorsements Can I Get With My Class A CDL License?
In addition to passing your written permit exam and CDL skills test at our school, you have the opportunity to obtain endorsements, including:
- Air Brakes
- Combination Vehicle
- Hazardous Materials*
*Per Federal Regulations, additional criteria must be met to be approved for this Hazmat endorsement.
Note: You must pass the written CDL Permit exam and the behind-the-wheel driving exam with the DMV in order to pass this course. Students will not be permitted to drive on public roads until a CDL permit has been obtained.
Drug Screen, DOT Physical, and Class A permit with endorsements are non-refundable charges and are included in tuition. All Re-test fees will be the student’s responsibility.
As a nationally accredited institution, we are authorized to offer various financial aid programs to those who qualify, though Financial Aid is not available for all of our programs. Our Financial Aid staff will work with you to determine your eligibility, and complete the application process.
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-- Must be at least 18 years of age. (The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all interstate drivers be at least 21 years of age. Applicants less than 21 years of age must provide a letter of intent to hire from a prospective employer.)
-- Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
-- Must provide a driving record free of current serious violations
-- Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical as required by Federal & State agencies.
-- Must be able to pass a drug screen when administered.
-- No felony convictions in the past five (5) years. All criminal records are subject to review and may be required to provide a letter of intent to hire from a prospective employer.