Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)

FMCSA’s Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations set the baseline for training requirements for entry-level drivers. This applies to those seeking to:

  • Obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time;
  • Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL; or
  • Obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.

The ELDT regulations are not retroactive; individuals who were issued a CDL or an S, P, or H endorsement prior to February 7, 2022 are not required to complete training for the respective CDL or endorsement.

If an applicant who obtained a CLP prior to February 7, 2022, and obtains a CDL before the CLP or renewed CLP expires, the applicant is not subject to the ELDT requirements.

ELDT is not required for individuals seeking to remove restrictions, such as a no manual transmissions (E) or no air brakes (L), from their existing CDL. 

Any individual who meets one of the exceptions for taking a skills test in 49 CFR Part 383 is also exempt from the ELDT requirements. 

U.S. Truck Driver Training School is proud to be a member of the FMSCA Training Provider Registry. Our training curriculum for ELDT, such as our ELTTTP160 and PTTTP602, meets or exceeds FMCSA minimum standards.

To view the ELDT training registry, please click here

To check to see if you’ve completed your ELDT requirements, please click here

For more information about ELDT curriculum in general, please click here