FastForward Eligible Program: To qualify for FastForward programs, you must meet the Virginia Domicile requirements. Virginia "domicile" means you have lived in Virginia for at least one year and intend to stay indefinitely. A domicile determination form will be part of your registration process. If you qualify, you will pay one-third (1/3) of the cost of the program. If you have a financial need, you may also qualify for Financial Assistance (FANTIC) that can pay 100% of your third.
FASTFORWARD COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE PROGRAM PRICING:
- Regular/Full Price: $4,500
- FastForward Price: $1,500
- FastForward plus Tobacco Commission Grant Price: $750
- FastForward plus FANTIC Price: $0 *
* Student must come into the Workforce Solutions office to apply for FANTIC prior to enrollment.
STEP 1: REGISTER WITH ANCORA
- Students must register with Ancora (ancoraed.com/centralvirginia) before enrollment at CVCC.
- A valid, unrestricted driver’s license. This license does not have to be issued in the state of Virginia. The program is able to test a student with any license issued within the United States.
- Be a qualified Virginia Resident (domiciled) to qualify for FastForward pricing. If you are not a Virginia resident or do not qualify for FastForward, you would pay the regular/full price of the program.
- The ability to pass a DOT physical and a drug screen prior to the start of class.
- Students should possess a CDL Learner's Permit prior to registering for the program. Students should go to their local DMV office to obtain their CDL Learner's Permit. Refer to the Commercial Driver License Manual for test prep.
STEP 2: REGISTER WITH CVCC
Call us at 434.832.7607 or come into our office in Merritt Hall room 5108. We will
- Assist student with creating a profile in our registration system to determine domicile
- Discuss additional tuition assistance options
- Offer guidance in documents needed for grant funding
CVCC Workforce Solutions
offers Entry Level Driver Training to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. Training is tailored to meet the new FMCSA regulation requiring all entry-level CDL drivers, or existing Class B drivers looking to upgrade to a Class A, to complete a specific program by a school on the Training Provider Registry. Students will participate in classroom, range and On-The-Road Training. Classroom training will cover topics such as basic control, safe operating procedures, distracted driving, hazard perception, vehicle systems and much more. Range training consists of Pre-Trip Inspection, Straight Line Backing, Off-Set Backing, and Parallel Parking, all of which are required to pass the DMV skills test. On-The-Road training covers speed and space management, and many other control topics. Our program uses automatic transmission trucks. Upon satisfactory completion of the required curriculum and a demonstration of the skill set needed to pass the DMV exam, the DMV skills test will be scheduled. Once students pass the skills test and their CDL is issued, they will receive a Certificate of Completion from ANCORA.
Students under 18 will have restrictions on their license per the state of Virginia. Students must be over 21 to be interstate drivers.
CVCC offers Weekday
- WEEKDAY PROGRAM runs Monday-Thursday, 7 am - 5:30 pm for four consecutive weeks.
- WEEKEND PROGRAM runs Saturday & Sunday, 7 am - 5:30 pm for eight consecutive weekends.
During training, multiple recruiters will hold recruiting sessions to discuss career opportunities.
WHAT IS EXPECTED:
Students are expected to dedicate themselves to the program with consistent, on-time attendance for the duration of the weekday/weekend program. Due to the accelerated nature of this program, both classroom and hands-on, it is imperative that students regularly attend class daily and on time. The trucking industry is logistic based and requires its drivers to deliver goods in a timely manner, so we can't recommend a student to an employer if they had an attendance issue. Within the program, students must adhere to the same timely schedule to ensure a foundation of good work habits are set prior to entering the workforce. Poor/unacceptable attendance/performance may result in (1) dismissal
from the program, (2) repayment
of $1,500 if they received FastForward funding and ultimately, (3) failure to obtain a CDL license.
Upon successful completion of this program, student will be eligible to test at a DMV testing facility to obtain their state CDL license
which is issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
. The CDL program will schedule and provide the vehicle for the skills exam.