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Commercial Driver License (CDL)

The Department of Federal Motor Carriers has changed the regulations to obtain a CDL starting February 7, 2022. The information below reflects the changes.

North Central Kansas Technical College has a proven, successful, year-round CDL Program. NCK Tech is committed to helping you or your employees with accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive “Hands-on-Training”.  Drive Training classes can be taken at the either the Beloit or Hays Campus.

NCK Tech’s Commercial Driver License (CDL) program utilizes online classroom instruction and on-the-road driving time to prepare students for the Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Driver’s License Examination. Coursework prepares students for all three license classes (A, B and C), as well as endorsement for tanks, doubles and triples, hazardous materials and passenger and school buses. A State of Kansas Examiner administers the license examination.

CDL 105 — Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT)-Theory Course $400.00 plus a $50 application fee:
Required Course

ELDT provides the curriculum as required by the Department of Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration. This theory course focuses on basic operation, safety procedures, advanced operations, vehicle systems and reporting, and additional non-driving activities such as handling cargo. Students must complete each module at 80% to successfully pass the course.

  • 2 credit hour course
  • Available online only
  • Open for a 4-week period for students to complete
  • Students must successfully complete each module with an 80% to progress in the course
  • Students must successfully complete the final with an 80% to pass.

Registration, application fee and full payment is required to save your seat in a class. 
Students must be 18 years of age and have a valid Kansas Driver License. 
Students from Out-of-State, contact us about your options.
Tuition and fees, including the application fee, are non-refundable. To reserve your seat in one of the courses below, fill out the application for admission.

ELDT Class Dates (online only):
June 6-July 1 (summer)
July 5-August 5 (summer)
September 5-Septmber 30 (fall)
October 3-October 28 (fall)
November 7-December 2 (fall)
December 5-December 30 (fall)

ELDT Class Dates-High School Students ONLY (online only):
*Students need to contact Allie Cassity at to enroll in the high school sections of CDL 105.
May 6-June 3
August 29-September 30
October 3-November 4

NOTE: Students who pass ELDT and have their Learner Permit will not be able to enroll in the CDL 115 Drive Training Course at NCK Tech until early to late fall because our driving classes are currently full.

*The student MUST go to their local DMV to test for their Commercial Learner Permit before or after the ELDT class. It is required BEFORE the student registers in the Drive Training course. The ELDT class is not a test prep for the Learner Permit.

CDL 115 — Drive Training Course $1,850.00 plus $50 application, if student has not taken classes with NCK Tech in the past 5 years:
Required 2 Credit Hour Course

In the drive-train portion of CDL, students will have the opportunity to apply techniques and theory as presented in ELDT. Students will learn on-the-road and range driving skills. Students will cover safety, vehicle inspection, advanced operation, and cargo securement.  Students can register for the Drive Training after acquiring a commercial Learner Permit from a Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles office and completing the ELDT training curriculum. This class will prepare students for the CDL drive test, as well as complete the ELDT course requirements.

  • Two-week, in-person, hands-on instruction
  • Requires valid CLP
  • Requires a DOT physical (by 1st day of class)
  • Must pass an alcohol/drug screen (by 1st day of class)
  • The skills test is conducted by a State of Kansas examiner on the NCK Tech Beloit campus and on a state approved route.  On the Hays campus, the skills test will take place at a Kansas DMV of your choice. Hays students are responsible for scheduling their driving test with the DMV. 

Drive Training Dates:
NCK Tech currently has not scheduled any drive training dates. Please check back for updates.

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T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

This Program is available in Beloit
and Hays

Department Chair

Beloit: Dale Gengler

Hays: Brett Gray

Program Instructors

Josiah Dermyer