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Class A CDL

CDL Training in Missoula, MT

Flexible Hours | Truck Provided | FMCSA/DOT Compliant

Increase your earnings and value to employers

With a shortage of Class A CDL drivers, Missoula College is helping fill the gaps in the public transportation and trucking industries. Students receive in-the-classroom theory training on 30 topics to meet FMCSA requirements, plus hands-on behind-the-wheel training from knowledgeable, experienced instructors. Those who earn their Class A license can increase their earnings and their value to employers. 

Training to meet every need and experience level

 Whether you’re seeking a CDL for the first time, looking to upgrade to a Class A , or simply need a refresher behind the wheel, Missoula College offers the in-class and hands-on training you need to get you where you want to go. 


*Testing administered separately.

Those seeking a Class A CDL for the first time and students in the Heavy Equipment Operator program


  • Up to 20 hours behind-the-wheel training
  • Includes 25 hours of Class A ELDT online courses

*Students must be pre-approved for this course.

Those with an expired medical card, Those with an expired CDL license


  • 25 hours of self-paced, online ELDT courses with 24/7 access 
  • Includes all 30 topics required by the FMCSA

*Your results are certified with FMCSA.

Those upgrading to Class A CDL, Those who need to meet new FMCSA regulation


*Your results are certified with FMCSA

Current Commercial license holders

*For non-Missoula College students, contact us about truck and trailer rental options for testing purposes.

**For those upgrading from a Class B to Class A CDL, contact us for the best path to success.

Upcoming Class Dates

Refresher Courses Available upon request and instructor availability



enrollment ends 8/15



enrollment ends 10/15



enrollment ends 12/15

Behind-the-wheel training may vary due to weather and road conditions. This is decision is at the discretion of the instructor.

We’ve partnered with Accelerate Montana to provide you with an easy, fast intake process that simplifies the enrollment process into the CDL program. Accelerate Montana also helps to connect employers and employees upon completion of the course.

Financial Assistance

Clearwater Credit Union helps interested CDL students secure a student loan to help them get on the road sooner. Learn more from Clearwater or view our other options

FMCSA TPR - Missoula College

FMCSA Approved Training Provider

Missoula College is a registered training provider with the FMCSA. This means that your results are certified directly with the FMCSA upon your completion.

FMCSA TPR - Missoula College

FMCSA Approved Training Provider

Missoula College is a registered training provider with the FMCSA. This means that your results are certified directly with the FMCSA upon your completion.

Why Get Your CDL Through Missoula College?

The CDL Montana program at Missoula College aims to provide its students with a real-world learning environment, where they can develop safe, proper driving skills in real traffic and roadway scenarios. Students learn first-hand what to expect when maneuvering a tractor-trailer on the road and in the city, and how to respond in (sometimes) unexpected or undesirable situations. The program is challenging, but we’ve designed the courses to make training accessible for all our students.

Instructors have 30+ years combined experience.

Get instructor led practice on the actual test site.

Connecting drivers with employers ready to hire.

Local, Missoula-based school.

Instructors have 30+ years 

combined experience.

Get instructor led practice 

on the actual test site.

Local, Missoula-based school.

Connecting drivers with 

employers ready to hire.

What Our Students Say About the CDL Montana Program

Military veteran Renee Kelly has never outgrown her love for trucks. She earned her commercial driver’s license at UM’s Missoula College heavy equipment operation and CDL program. Read more about her story and other students here.

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Have Questions?

Send our instructors your questions and to inquire for more available class dates and information. 

2795 37th Ave, Missoula MT 59804

(406) 243-7637 Main Phone

Andrew Tode - Instructor

Andrew Tode


Larry Reinholz - CDL Program Director

Larry Reinholz

Program Director

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