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Choosing a CDL Program

Day 1 card isolated on white backgroundGreat training is the first mile in your journey towards becoming a successful professional driver. But not all driving schools are ready to take you to the finish line. Top schools not only prepare you for your driving test, but they also ensure you graduate and finish school as the skilled professional companies are looking to hire.

Let’s look at some things to consider when choosing a driving school.

  • Cost - If a program cost seems too high or too low, that could be a red flag. Remember, tuition reimbursement or paid training is available through CFI for those who qualify!
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  • Length of Program - You’ll want to spend lots of time practicing and working with instructors to gain this professional skillset.  

  • Class Style - You should expect a combination of individual, small group, and classroom settings with experienced professionals leading the class.

  • Graduation Rate & Employment Rate - A good school can tell you the number of students who graduate and the percentage of employed graduates. Be wary of programs that can't provide this information!

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As you can see, there is a lot to consider when choosing a professional driving school! What is most important is that you graduate with a set of professional-level skills that will get you hired to start your career.

Need more assistance? Call one of our experienced student recruiters at (844) 810-8106.

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