Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Certificate Description

Taught by certified instructors and includes classroom and behind-the-wheel training.

Tuition includes Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, temporary commercial driver’s license (CDL) learner permit, CDL, truck usage, and fuel. The process for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is established primarily by the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles, Driver License Division. Professional Truck Driving students receive 60 hours of classroom and lab training to prepare them to obtain a temporary student driver permit. This test is administered by the Driver License Division at their Brigham City location. Upon successfully passing the test and obtaining a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, a “learner permit” is issued by the Driver’s License Division and students are then eligible to participate in “over-the-road” training.

The next portion of training consists of a minimum of 135 hours in the classroom, 60 hours of lab training, and 45 hours of behind-the-wheel training. Upon successful completion of the training program, students must pass an over-the-road driving test to obtain a license. The driving test may be taken with any “third-party tester.” For the convenience of the students, Bridgerland Technical College has a “third-party tester” on staff.

Upon successfully passing this driving test, students may obtain a complete Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from the state of Utah Driver License Division.

Train with State-of-the-Art Equipment! Students can get their first taste of the open road before ever leaving the classroom. The TransSim VS Training Simulator was paid for with a $99,900 USDA Rural Business Enterprise Development Grant, and comes fully loaded with three large simulation screens and everything from both standard and automatic transmission to adjustable seat and mirrors.

The simulator comes with tools to improve both the quality and safety training of the Commerical Driver’s License (CDL) Certification. The certification also features a number of simulated driving situations that spontaneously challenge the students with conditions like fog, slick roads, blown tires, and sudden lane changes, all designed to teach students to react well when such scenarios suddenly occur in real life.

Even though the simulator is a much safer way to train and prepare students, the College also requires extensive practice in the parking lot “driving range” before getting out on the road.

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Additional Requirements

Career Ready Assessment: Reading (Level 2) and Listening for Understanding (Level 2) Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.

Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 1210 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.

Individuals must hold a current driver license and be at least 18 years old to register. Students must also have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent.

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Step 1 - Let's Get Started - Admissions

The first step is to fill out the application for Bridgerland Technical College found below. Choose Commercial Driver's License for your Program of Interest.

Logan Campus Application

Step 2 - Assessment

Pre-Enrollment: Career Ready Assessment: Reading (Level 2) and Listening for Understanding (Level 2). Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment or click the link below. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.
Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 1210 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment. Please email your ACT/SAT scores to studentservices@btech.edu. If you do not have ACT/SAT scores, schedule your assessment below.

Schedule an Assessment

Individuals must hold a current driver license and be at least 18 years old to register. Students must also have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent.

Step 3 - Enrollment and Registration

Below are the class dates.

Class Date Time Code Cost
Nov 12 - Feb 4 (M-F) 8-2:30 pm HEOP2301 04 LC $2810
Dec 17 - March 7 (M-F) 8-2:30 pm HEOP2301 05 LC $2810
Jan 28 – April 15 (M-F) 8-2:30 pm HEOP2301 06 LC $2810
March 4 - May 17 (M-F) 8-2:30 pm HEOP2301 07 LC $2810



Please contact a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or studentservices@btech.edu.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$2,810 - this is an estimate.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: No

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Half down upfront with the remaining balance divided. Call (435) 753-6780 for payment plan options.

Estimated Books & Supplies

Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen.

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Campus Locations

Logan Campus - West

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
300 Hours - 10 weeks
Hours per Week
30 hrs/wk
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Not available

Adult Students:
Mon - Fri, 8 am - 2:30 pm. Classes begin approximately every 5 weeks.

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 93%
Job Placement: 76%
Licensure: 100%
Withdrawal: 7%

Source: Heavy Equipment Operator/CDL Program COE Report
Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus 

Telephone: 435-734-0614

In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Contact Us

Logan Campus - Main (Office)
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016