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.
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).
Maryland Commercial Driver's License B Class (CDL-B)
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) - upon successfully completing the MVA final licensing exam.
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
CDL-B: 103 hours
Full time class meets Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for 3 weeks.
- 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.
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.
Prior Learning Assessment
This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.
Program Course Sequence
Drive straight trucks, 15+ passenger vans, buses, and coaches