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Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)
Theory Instruction - Upgrade
Class B to Class A

There are no required minimum instruction hours for theory training, but all topics, set by the FMCSA, must be covered by a registered training provider and students must earn a minimum score of 80 percent on the theory assessments. 

Theory courses can be completed online, on any device, at your own pace.

*Please note that behind-the-wheel training is also required*

ELDT Theory Curriculum Topics - Upgrade

FMCSA Required Topics 

Basic Operation

1. Orientation

2. Control Systems/Dashboard

3. Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections

4. Basic Control

5. Shifting/Operating Transmissions

6. Backing and Docking

7. Coupling and Uncoupling

Safe Operating Procedures

8. Visual Search

9. Communication

10. Distracted Driving

11. Speed Management

12. Space Management

13. Night Operation

14. Extreme Driving Conditions

Advanced Operating Practices

15. Hazard Perception

16. Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies

17. Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings

Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions

18. Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions 19. Roadside Inspections

20. Maintenance

Non-Driving Activities

21. Hours of Service Requirements

22. Fatigue and Wellness Awareness

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