Commercial Vehicle Operator B Class, Continuing Education Certificate

Commercial vehicle operators with Class B commercial licenses may support either the passenger transportation industry or the distribution of goods and materials. The hospitality industry requires CDL-B drivers, with a "P" - Passenger endorsement, to transport passengers to hotels and airports, operate rental car shuttles, as well as scheduled bus, charter bus, tour bus, urban, and transportation services.  Vehicle operators may drive locally, regionally, and/or between urban areas, depending on the nature of the business.

A CDL-B driver without a "P" - Passenger endorsement on their license may operate heavy straight trucks (over 26,000 lbs.), such as dump and non-trailered box vans.  CDL-B operators conduct pre-trip vehicle inspections, report safety and equipment issues to the dispatcher, and must conform to USDOT rules and regulations, including the accurate updating of logs and records.  Note: This course does not include training towards an "S" endorsement required to operate a school bus.

Program objectives

CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Students will be awarded various CDL certificates (e.g. Defensive Driving and New Driver Training).

External Credential:

Maryland Commercial Driver's License B Class (CDL-B)

Licensing Organization:

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) - upon successfully completing the MVA final licensing exam.

www.mva.maryland.gov

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

CDL-B: 103 hours

Full time class meets Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for 3 weeks.

Program Requirements

  • Minimum age of 18 (commercial drivers must be 21 years of age to drive across state lines)
  • Be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug screen & physical
  • Possess a valid Maryland Driver's License (regular Class C)
  • Maintain zero points for drug/alcohol violations
  • Recommended:  High School Diploma or GED (highly preferred, but not required)

The Maryland MVA's CDL-B licensing exam occurs at the end of the course.  The exam includes pre-trip inspections, range maneuvers, and completion of a road test of 14+ miles.

Application Process

To apply, go to ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Provisional Entry – Valid Maryland Class C Driver's License.

Program Course Sequence

 Course 

Number

Course Title        

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs **

T=Tuition/F=Fees

VOA 485

           

CDL Learner's Permit

Preparation

28 none

$848

T - $228/ F - $620

​VOA 717 ​CDL Class B ​75 none​

​$2195

T-$500/F-$1,695

           Course Series Totals: 103  

$3043

T - $728/F - $2315

Additional Information

Career Opportunities:
Drive straight trucks, 15+ passenger vans, buses, and coaches

Program Contact Information

Coordinator:  Stacy Igo |  sigo@ccbcmd.edu |  443-840-4878 | Catonsville |BESS 100L

Administrative Assistant:  Danielle Bennett |  dbennett@ccbcmd.edu |  443-840-4925 | Catonsville | BESS 100