ELDT APPLICABILITY

Review the information below to determine which drivers are required to complete entry-level driver training.

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If you completed entry-level driver training with a Pronto CDL, you can check your record.

What are the Entry-Level Driver Training regulations?

The ELDT regulations set the minimum Federal requirements for training that entry-level drivers must complete before being permitted to take certain commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills or knowledge tests on or after February 7, 2022.

Who is considered an entry-level driver? Individuals applying to:

Obtain a Class A CDL or Class B CDL for the first time;

Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL;

Obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.

ELDT Exceptions

The ELDT regulations do not apply to individuals excepted from the CDL requirements under 49 CFR part 383.

This includes:

Interested in ELDT?

Select a scenario below to determine if you are required to complete entry-level driver training.

You must complete the required entry-level driver training for the class of CDL to which you are upgrading before you will be permitted to take the CDL skills test.

You are not required to complete entry-level driver training, as long as you obtain a CDL before the CLP, or renewed CLP, expires.

You must complete the required entry-level driver training for the endorsement(s) for which you are applying before you will be permitted to take the S or P skills test or H knowledge test.

You must complete the required entry-level driver training before you will be permitted to take the CDL skills test, the S or P skills test, or the H knowledge test.

You are not required to complete entry-level driver training to obtain a CDL, even if the previously-issued CDL has since lapsed.

You are not required to complete entry-level driver training for the previously-issued endorsement, even if it has since lapsed.

You must complete the required entry-level driver training before you will be permitted to take the CDL skills test.

Do you need to find a training provider?

If, based on the information above, you need to complete entry-level driver training, you can complete this training with ProntoCDL before being permitted to take the required CDL skills or knowledge test.

LEARN MORE

Download the materials below to learn more about the ELDT requirements and the Training Provider Registry.

READ THE ELDT REGULATIONS

Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements On and After February 7, 2022: 49 CFR Part 380 Subpart F

Registry of Entry-Level Driver Training Providers: 49 CFR Part 380 Subpart G

Driver Application and Certification Procedures: 49 CFR 383.71

State Procedures: 49 CFR 383.73

States’ Entry-Level Driver Certification: 49 CFR 384.230

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