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ENTRY-LEVEL DRIVER TRAINING (ELDT)


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations set the baseline for training requirements for entry-level drivers. This applies to those seeking to obtain a Commercial Drivers License - Class A. It is important to note that the ELDT regulations are not retroactive; individuals who were issued a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) prior to February 7, 2022 are not required to complete training for the respective CDL or endorsement.


The FMCSA Training Provider Registry retains a record of which CDL applicants have completed the new training and certification process outlined in the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations. The requirements contain specific theory curriculum that all CDL student-drivers must cover. Although there are no clock-hour requirements, student drivers must pass assessments administered by qualified instructors and score an 80% or higher.


For more information regarding ELDT regulations, for student drivers and training providers, please visit: www.tpr.fmcsa.dot.gov.

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