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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

Beginning February 7, 2022, CDL applicants must complete a prescribed program of instruction presented by a training provider listed in FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry, prior to taking a relevant skills or knowledge test.

The TPR is a FMCSA web system that will list all training providers that register with FMCSA and self-certify they meet the requirements for being an entry-level driver training provider (ELDT)

To become a training provider, you must meet all Federal requirements and register with FMCSA. Registration for the Training Provider Registration will begin this Summer. Please visit the website to sign up to receive email updates.

FMCSA Training Provider Link

Please note that ELDT is a Federal rule, not a State rule. All states must follow Federal rules for obtaining a CDL. School bus drivers are NOT exempt from ELDT.

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Per § 382.701, employers of CDL drivers must conduct a query of the Clearinghouse at least once per year for each CDL driver they employ. A limited query satisfies the annual query requirement.

Employers must obtain a general consent from CDL drivers they employ before conducting limited queries in the Clearinghouse to view these drivers’ information