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  • Can I take my CDL Skills Test with Western CDL?
    No, unfortunately we are no longer able to test. We only train now. However, we can give you recommendations on where to test. Please call, text or email us for more info.
  • Do we train Oregon residents?
    YES!! Oregon does not have all the strict requirements that Washington does, which makes the training process quick and easy. There are no set amount of hours to complete. Once you complete the FMCSA required theory training (ours is online) and you can demonstrate proficiency in doing the pre-trip, backing exercises and driving we will schedule your CDL test. *February 7, 2022 training requirements changed. FMCSA now requires ANYONE obtaining their CDL for the first time or upgrading their CDL to complete Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT). Call us to schedule your training today!
  • Is Western CDL an "accredited" WA CDL school?"
    No, we are not certified to do full training for Washington residents. WA DOL requires 160 hours of schooling in addition to the new FMCSA requirements for (ELDT) Entry-Level Driver Training. If you are a Washington resident and have already gone to school but need more help/practice preparing for your skills test, we can give you a private session focusing on the area(s) you are needing help with. If you work for a company who is certified with the state to submit your training hours we can help get you trained and ready to pass your test. Otherwise, we train for Oregon license/permit holders because there are less restrictions, it is easier and faster to get your CDL. Contact us for more info.
  • How do our "classes" work?"
    Since we are not a traditional school, we do not have set class days/times. Training is based on each individual's needs and we do our best to work around your schedule. Each person's needs are different, so we break our training down into 3 hour sessions at a time. How many sessions you will need depends on you and how quickly you learn the pre-trip, backing and driving. You must complete the theory and behind-the-wheel instruction before you can take your skills test. *FMCSA now requires Theory (our courses are online) learning along with behind-the-wheel (BTW) training.
  • How much does training cost?
    Cost of training depends on the type of CDL you are wanting to obtain. We provide a variety of training, not just Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT). Contact us for cost information. Call to schedule a session!
  • Can I watch the pre-trip videos?
    Yes! We charge $15 for one month of access to our videos and study guide. We keep our videos as up to date as possible. Yes, you can find free videos on youtube, but they are not current and usually not even for our state (and, yes, every state has different testing requirements). Note: the study guide is NOT printable. Our students get free access to our videos and study guide.
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