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How to Get Your CDL

Apply online or contact us to schedule a in-person meeting. 

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Possess a Montana Drivers License

You must have a valid Montana Class D Driver’s License –clear from any outstanding warrants, suspensions or revocations.

Obtain a DOT Physical

Find a certified medical provider on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Attach your DOT medical card to your application.

Schedule Drug Test

Test must be completed before you begin class. Print and complete the drug test consent form. Schedule your appointment with Chemnet Consortium at (800) 597-7103. $65.00 fee. Take the form with you to the testing center.Results will be reported to Missoula College. 

Complete Query Form

Complete the Query Form to allow Chemnet to share your drug test results with Missoula College. Missoula College will forward this form to Chemnet after you submit it. 

Obtain Commercial Learner's Permit

Review the Montana CDL Handbook on steps to obtain a CLP (Commercial Learners Permit). Find more information on the Montana MVD here: https://dojmt.gov/driving/commercial-driver-licensing/

Pass Background Check

Students may initiate this process by going to https://universityofmontanamissoulacollege.quickapp.pro/ Your result will be provided to Missoula College by the provider. 

Complete Application Forms

Complete CDL Training Application and the ELDT Intake form. (ELDT students just complete the ELDT Intake form) 

Payment for Courses

Use the Pay Now button at the top of the page.

There is possible funding available through the Missoula Job Service to help pay the cost of the CDL tuition. Please contact their office at 406-728-7060 to find out if you qualify. Call Susan Graham at 406-243-7870 to make payment over the phone or use our online secure payment option by clicking on the Pay Now button below.

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Schedule Testing

Contact our CDL testing center and schedule your test! 

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