Commercial Driving

Currently Accepting Applications for the Upcoming Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan Funded CDL Course:

May 13 – July 5th – Presque Isle, Northern Maine Community College Campus





Accepting Applications – CDL Course Listed Below:

July 15th – September 6th  – Presque Isle, Northern Maine Community College

To apply for one of these sessions: We are looking for the best 15 applicants for each cohort; this is a competitive application process. Please completely fill out this online application form (indicate on the form if you are applying for the Northern Maine Community College location).  We will be in touch to schedule a Zoom interview and let you know details on requirements for drug testing and a DOT physical.  Please have a copy of your high school completion documentation and vaccination records, ready to share with us as part of the admissions process. If you are selected as one of the 15 in a training cohort, we will notify you after the review of all applicants.

Online Application Form: Online Application Form, Commercial Driving Academy

Also, here is an opportunity to apply for a zero interest education loan through the Maine Motor Transport Association and Maine Savings Bank:

Click here to download the current brochure.


Classroom instruction will include log books, trip planning, hazmat, and other endorsements for your commercial driving license (CDL).  You will gain hands-on experience both on the driving range and on the road.  NMCC’s Commercial Driving Academy provides a prospective commercial driver with the training necessary to operate a tractor-trailer rig in a safe, skilled manner.

Endorsements Possible 
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Tank Vehicle
  • Double/Triple Trailer

Admission Requirements

  • Personal interview
  • Valid Maine Driver’s License and a copy of your driving record*
  • Pre-entrance alcohol and controlled substance screen (test must be negative)
  • DOT physical in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier safety regulations, found to be qualified
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Immunization record
* Driving record will be reviewed in order to meet eligibility requirements.
** MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella or titer indicating immunity) and  Diphtheria/tetanus given within past 10 years.
Also NOTE: Students will be required to provide their own protective clothing (e.g. steel toe shoes)