ELDT Applicability

Review the information below to determine which drivers are required to complete entry-level driver training.

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; 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.

ELDT Exceptions

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

This includes:

  • Individuals applying under § 383.3(c), (d), or (h);
  • Individuals applying for a restricted CDL under § 383.3(e) through (g);
  • Military personnel who meet all requirements and conditions of § 383.77; or
  • Individuals applying for a removal of a restriction in accordance with § 383.135(b)(7).

Download the ELDT Eligibility Factsheet

Interested in ELDT?

Select a scenario below to determine if you are required to complete entry-level driver training.

Do you need to find a training provider?

If, based on the information above, you need to complete entry-level driver training, you must complete this training with a registered training provider before being permitted to take the required CDL skills or knowledge test.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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