Truck Driving Information

  • CDL


    Due to compliance issues at both federal and state levels, there are several steps involved in the enrollment procedure for the Truck Driving program.  Print this procedure to ensure you complete all steps. To obtain each form, just click on the specific form/document as you go through the process. Please follow each step in the order specified below.

    1. Review the two documents listed below to determine if you meet the program requirements and can perform the job functions.

    2. If you meet all the requirements and believe you can perform the job skills, continue with these next steps:

    • Schedule and complete a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. Click the link to search for DOT medical providers >>
    • Obtain your 3-year Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).  This report cannot be more than 45 days old on the first day of the class you want to enter.  You can order online at *or* visit your local DMV office.
    • Obtain a CDL Class "A” learner’s permit.
      • Click here to obtain the Florida CDL study handbook.
      • Study sections 2, 3, 5, and 6 and take the written tests at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
      • There’s no charge for taking the first test.
      • The CDL Class "A” learner’s permit is good for only six months, so it’s best to acquire the permit just prior to the start date of class.
      • Florida CDL Handbook -

    3. Begin the registration process through Student Services, 727-893-2500, extension 2060.  

    • Print, complete, sign, and date the Statement of Eligibility
    • Submit all your documents at Pinellas Technical College, St. Petersburg Campus, 901 – 34th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711

    To reserve your seat in the next available class, you need to turn in all your documents no earlier than 45 days before your desired class start date, wait for the trucking office to contact you for approval, and then report back to meet with a counselor, complete your registration, and pay your fees.

    Once you have completed all steps satisfactorily, you will go to the bookstore and pay all the required fees.

    Class times depend on the course taken, but they are always Monday through Thursday. Classes start on-time, so report to the Truck Driving (CVD) classroom promptly on the start date.

    If you have any questions or concerns, email Mary Okeefe at

    Program length and costs are approximate, and subject to change.