Getting Ready for ELDT
Are you preparing for February 7, 2022?
Beginning February 7, 2022, CDL applicants will be required to select a training provider listed on this website to complete required entry-level driver training. Only training providers who have registered with FMCSA will appear on this list. When registering, training providers will be required to self-certify that they meet all the Federal requirements in the entry-level driver training (ELDT) regulations, as well as any applicable State requirements.
Review the requirements summarized below and consider what steps you could take today to get ready for registration.
What does a training provider do?
Provide Entry-Level Driver Training
Before registering, make any necessary updates to ensure your training programs meet the minimum Federal standards set forth in the ELDT regulations.
Register with FMCSA
Opens summer 2021. Sign up now to receive emails from FMCSA about registration and other training provider requirements.
Submit Driver Training Certification
Driver information must be submitted electronically to FMCSA. Training providers will enter this information manually, or have the option to submit via the TPR Web Service. Learn more about the TPR Web Service.
Get ready for registration
- 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.
When registering, training providers will submit:
- Provider name and contact information
- Facility name and contact information
- Type of training provided, average training hours, and average training cost
- Whether driver enrollment is open to the public or by private enrollment
- Third-party affiliations, certifications, or accreditations