Coming February 7, 2022

The Training Provider Registry will improve highway safety by ensuring that entry-level drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) complete training as required by the new Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations.

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What are the Entry-Level Driver Training regulations?

The ELDT regulations set the minimum Federal requirements for training that entry-level drivers must complete before being permitted to take certain commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills or knowledge tests on or after February 7, 2022.

Who is considered an entry-level driver? Individuals applying to:

  • Obtain a Class A CDL or Class B CDL for the first time;
  • Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL;
  • Obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.
  • The ELDT requirements apply to individuals who obtain a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) on or after February 7, 2022.
  • The ELDT regulations are not retroactive; they do not apply to individuals holding a valid CDL or an S, P, or H endorsement issued prior to February 7, 2022.

ELDT Exceptions

The ELDT regulations do not apply to individuals excepted from the CDL requirements under 49 CFR part 383.

This includes:

Download the ELDT Eligibility Factsheet

Interested in ELDT?

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Learn More

Download the materials below to learn more about the ELDT requirements and the Training Provider Registry.

Connecting to the Registry?

Training Providers and State Driver Licensing Agencies that intend to establish a direct IT connection to the Training Provider Registry should visit the Developer Toolkit page.

Read the ELDT Regulations

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