Cost of the Program

The entire registration fee is due to John Wood Community College prior to the start of the prep session. During the prep session the student must pass a D.O.T. physical and drug screen, complete an employment application, and obtain their CDL driving permit. If a student is unable to complete any of these items prior to the start of class the following week, they can delay their start of training until the next available session. This program is eligible for funding through Workforce Investment Act (WIA) or other public agencies.

Note: Illinois CDL regulations now require individuals to show a birth certificate or passport in order to take the CDL permit test.


Truck Driver Training Fee: $4,130.00
(includes tuition, D.O.T. physical, drug screen, textbooks, and learning materials)


Other costs not paid to John Wood:
Illinois CDL License Fee:  $50.00


Missouri CDL License Fee: $102.50
Some companies, upon employment, require a Hazardous Materials Endorsement and/or a TWIC Card. The cost for the Hazardous Materials Endorsement is $86.50; the TWIC card cost is $132.00 ($25 discount if you have Hazardous Materials Endorsement first).

Refund Policy:
A student who notifies the TDT program prior to the start of class may receive a full refund. If a student is not present during the first day of the prep session, the student will be dropped from the class and receive a full refund. Once a student starts the prep session, a $557.00 prep fee will be kept for prep week costs if the student does not then continue into the seven week training class. If the student has not completed requirements to continue in the class, they can also postpone their start of class to a subsequent training session. Once the training class begins, the student has until the end of the second day of class to drop with a partial refund. At the end of the second day of class, no refunds will be given.

New 16-Week Program Available:
Logistics/Truck Driver Training Certificate

This program is a 16-credit hour program and is eligible for student financial aid. Call 217.641.4971 for more information.