CDL Training Providers: How To Register
Follow the steps below. For more information, download the Training Provider Registration Guide.
Ready to get started?
Go to login.gov and begin your registration
Create a login.gov account
Training providers will use a login.gov username (email address) and password to access the Training Provider Registry. Providers may create a new account or use an existing login.gov account. Learn more about login.gov.
Register Training Provider
Select one person to register your company or organization with FMCSA. Once approved, this user may invite other individuals to register and work in the Registry on behalf of the training provider.
Register Training Locations
Once FMCSA approves the company’s registration request, providers can log in to register training locations. Providers with multiple locations will need to register each location.
Registration is Open
Why do training providers need to register?
Providers must register with FMCSA via the Training Provider Registry to be included on the public list of training providers when it goes live later this year. Beginning February 7, 2022, CDL applicants must complete their entry-level driver training from a training provider listed in the Training Provider Registry to be eligible to take the required commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills or knowledge tests. Training providers must also register to electronically submit a driver’s certification of successful completion of training, as required by the ELDT regulations.
Only training providers register in the Training Provider Registry.
Read below for more information on the ELDT requirements training providers must meet to be eligible to register with FMCSA.
Are you ready to register?
- Curricula Both theory and behind-the wheel (BTW) instruction must cover all topics outlined in 49 CFR part 380 appendices A through E, as applicable.
- Facilities Classroom and range facilities must comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local requirements.
- Instructors Theory and BTW instructors must meet the definitions in
- State Licensing Training providers must comply with applicable laws and regulations of any State where they conduct in-person training.
- Vehicles Must comply with applicable Federal and State safety requirements and be in the same group and type that driver-trainees intend to operate for their CDL skills test.
*If FMCSA determines that a training provider does not meet all applicable requirements, FMCSA may remove the provider from the list of registered training providers.
Training Provider Requirements
When registering, training providers will be required to submit:
- Provider name and contact information
- Facility name and contact information
- Whether driver enrollment is open to the public or by private enrollment
- Type of training provided, average training hours, and average training cost
- Third-party affiliations, certifications, or accreditations
Note: If a training provider operates multiple locations, they must register each location.
The Training Provider Registry is using login.gov to allow you to sign in to your account safely and securely.
Before registering for the TPR, you must have an account with login.gov.
When you click the “Register” link, you will be sent to login.gov. If you do not already have a login.gov account, complete the process to create your login.gov account. Login.gov will automatically send you back to the TPR to complete your TPR registration.
Login.gov Create an account
Training Provider Registry Complete registration
Why do I need to receive a security code?
Login.gov uses two factors to authenticate that you are who you say you are. To do this, you will need to provide a way for login.gov to send you a one-time security code. This can be done over SMS (text message) or a phone call, or using an authorization application. Backup codes are also available but should only be used if you have no other options, as they can only be used a limited number of times.
What should I do if I am having problems creating or logging in to my login.gov account?
Visit https://login.gov/contact/ for assistance with your login.gov account.
Why do I need a login.gov account?
The Training Provider Registry is using login.gov to allow you to sign in to your Registry account safely and securely. You will use your login.gov username (email address) and password each time you log in to the Training Provider Registry. Learn more about login.gov.
What do I need to create a login.gov account?
You will need a valid email address. This is the email address that FMCSA will use to send you emails about your Training Provider Registry account.
If I already have a login.gov account, do I need to create a new one?
No. If you have a login.gov account, for example to access a different government system, you can log in using your existing login.gov account to begin your Training Provider Registry registration. Note that the email address associated with your login.gov account will also be the address that FMCSA will use to send you emails about your Training Provider Registry account.