The Training Provider Registry will help commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants connect with training providers who are self-certified to provide required entry-level driver training. Sign up to receive news and updates from FMCSA about the Training Provider Registry and the new requirements for CDL applicants, training providers, and State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs).
Once operational, the FMCSA Training Provider Registry will retain a record of which CDL applicants have completed the new training and certification process outlined in the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations.
FMCSA’s Entry Level Driver Training Program sets the baseline for training requirements for entry-level drivers. This includes those applying to:
The Entry-Level Driver Training regulations are not retroactive; the entry-level driver training requirements do not apply to individuals holding a valid CDL or an S, P, or H endorsement issued prior to February 7, 2022.
Any individual who meets one of the exceptions for taking a skills test in 49 CFR Part 383 is also exempt from the Entry-Level-Driver Training requirements.
Training Provider Registry - https://tpr.fmcsa.dot.gov/
Who can be an instructor?
Entry-Level Driver Training is broken into two parts, Theory (Classroom) training and Behind-the-wheel (BTW). Both can be done by the same instructor or by different instructors. Theory training can also be completed via an on-line provider that is registered with the Training Provider Registry.
What are the qualifications for a Theory Instructor?
Theory instructor means an individual who provides knowledge instruction on the operation of a CMV and meets one of these qualifications:
What are the qualifications for a Behind-the-Wheel Instructor?
Behind-the-wheel (BTW) instructor means an individual who provides BTW training involving the actual operation of a CMV by an entry-level driver on a range or a public road and meets one of these qualifications: