Top-notch commercial truck drivers are in demand in Missouri and throughout the nation. State Fair Community College offers the region’s leading Class A CDL truck driver training program, designed by employers to put you in the driver’s seat and on the road to a great job.

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The Program

Whether you aspire to drive locally, within the state or internationally, this short-term truck driver training program provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel at driving and get a job. We teach you the rules of the road, how to keep logs and understand regulations and how to drive. When you complete the course, you will have earned your Class A CDL license.

The four-week program includes about 40 hours of classroom time and 160 hours of driving time. As your driving abilities improve, you will get to drive in increasing amounts of traffic, on different types of roads and under varied road conditions. Both low-use and high-use docks are used for practice.

Tuition and Fees

The cost of our Class A CDL truck driver training course is $3,595 plus $102.50 for permit and licensure fees.

A new class begins monthly (except August and December). As such, and before classes begin (preferably at least two weeks before), you will need to have all your paperwork completed, have your CDL permit and pass drug and health screenings. All tuition is due by the first day of class.



If you enjoy traveling and the open road, then you should become a driver today! The average salary for truck drivers who complete our truck driver training program is approximately $40,000 starting out. In addition to a solid salary, drivers tend to have more flexible hours.

Complete and Submit Application$50Due to class size limitations, you need to submit your application as soon as possible. You will be booked for the next available opening. This fee is nonrefundable.
Get DOT Physical and Drug Test$160Two weeks before the start of class, you will be scheduled to take the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug test. Payment is due by that day. You will need to stop by The LearningForce office in Fielding, Room 255, to get instructions and supplies. Results will be available within a week and will be sent directly to SFCC. This fee is nonrefundable.
Get Permit$32.50You will need to obtain your Class A CDL driving permit with airbrake endorsement prior to starting class. This is a written test. You can take the test at your local driver's license bureau. To study for the test, pick up a manual at the bureau or our office. This fee is paid to the local driver’s license bureau.
Pay Tuition Balance $3,385Due prior to starting class. The balance is used for instructional costs associated with truck operation, books and instruction.

The Job

We designed this program with the cooperation of local trucking companies to meet their increasing demands for qualified drivers. However, the CDL is valid for any company to which you apply. Please note that long-haul trucking firms have insurance requirements that may include restrictions on age (21-25 depending on company) and amount of driving experience that must also be met for employment. Some of the largest firms are self-insured and have fewer restrictions. However, local trucking firms are working together to help our CDL graduates obtain necessary driving experience.

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