What is the Training Provider Registry?

When it launches on February 7, 2022, the Training Provider Registry will help commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants connect with training providers to complete the required entry-level driver training. Training providers registered in the Training Provider Registry will self-certify that they meet the requirements established in the Entry-Level Driver Training regulations.

How will the Training Provider Registry work?

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Register

Training providers must register and self-certify that they meet all FMCSA requirements that apply to:

  • Curricula
  • Facilities
  • Vehicles and equipment
  • Training instructors
  • State-based requirements (as applicable)

During registration, training providers may select whether or not to list their contact information in the Training Provider Registry.

Search

CDL applicants will access the Training Provider Registry to begin their search for a training provider. Only training providers listed on the Training Provider Registry can certify that a driver has successfully completed the required entry-level driver training.

Drivers will contact training providers to learn more about the trainings they offer and to engage their services. This is done outside the Training Provider Registry.

Certify

After a driver successfully passes the required assessments, the training provider will electronically submit the driver-trainee's certification information to the Training Provider Registry.

Driver certification information will include:

  • Driver-trainee name and CDL/CLP number and State of issuance
  • CDL class or endorsement and type of training completed (behind-the-wheel or theory)
  • Total number of clock hours spent behind-the-wheel (if applicable)
  • Training provider name and TPR ID number (assigned during registration)
  • Date of successful completion of training

Verify

The State Driver Licensing Agency (SDLA) will use data made available from the Training Provider Registry to verify that the applicant has certified completion of the required entry-level driver training before administering one of the tests below:

  • Skills test for obtaining a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time.
  • Skills test for obtaining a passenger (P) or school bus (S) endorsement for the first time.
  • Knowledge test for obtaining a hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.

Who will access information from the Training Provider Registry?

Drivers

Drivers will SEARCH for a training provider using the list on the Training Provider Registry website.

Training Providers

Registered training providers* will SUBMIT driver training certification information to FMCSA after drivers successfully complete training.

States

States will VERIFY a driver's completion of required training using data made available by the Training Provider Registry before administering relevant tests.


*When registering, training providers must self-certify that they meet all ELDT regulation requirements.

Drivers do not need to register for the Training Provider Registry. Only training providers will register and provide information to the Registry.