CDL NMU Truck Driving School

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
NMU Truck Driving School

CDL students and truck


      Course Information:

      This non-credit course will be offered through the Continuing Education & Workforce Development Department at Northern Michigan University.

      • Students train in our conveniently located classroom and lab at the Jacobetti Complex on NMU's campus. 
      • All driving will be done with our industry specific semi-trucks.
      • Class sizes are limited to 8 students per session.
      • Sessions taught by a Certified Truck Driver Education Provider. 
      • Students should be ready to test for their CDL in 4 weeks! 

      Student Requirements: 

      • Must be 18 years of age or older.
      • Must possess a valid driver's license.
      • Must qualify to obtain a valid Commercial Learner's Permit (highly recommended to obtain before classes start).
      • Must have documentation of a valid DOT physical and drug screen before the class starts. Click here and enter the ZIP code to view list of local providers who are listed on the National Registry of Certified Examiners. Students MUST use a Physician on this list.  
      • Not Required: High School Diploma or GED.


      Choose one Session; Monday - Friday; 8 hours daily for 4 weeks. 

      Session 1

      May 3 - May 28, 2021

      Session 2

      June 1 - June 25, 2021 - TWO SPOTS AVAILABLE! 

      Session 3

      July 6 - July 30, 2021

      Session 4

      August 9 - September 3, 2021
      Session 5 TBD

      Each session is four weeks long.


        • The cost is $4,000 per session. This includes classroom and driving instructions.  
        • Must be paid in advance.  
        • Textbook: $50.
        • Payment plans available.
        • This program is not eligible for federal assistance through the FAFSA application.
        • Resources for funding assistance may be available for eligible students.
        • Alternative loan options are now available for those who qualify. Please contact our office to discuss these payment options!
        • The CDL course is approved by the State of Michigan to accept all VA benefits, including vocational rehabilitation for tuition payment. 

        Employment opportunities:

        Businesses are encouraged to attend a Meet & Greet that will be held each session, toward the end of the session. This will be an informal event, but you are encouraged to bring information about your business and/or applications.

        This is open to our current, past and incoming students. Students are encouraged to bring resumes.

        Contact our office for more information and the date of an upcoming Meet & Greet.


        To register, complete this registration form and return by mail, email or fax.

        Address: Northern Michigan University
                       Continuing Education & Workforce Development
                       1401 Presque Isle Ave.
                       Marquette, MI  49855

        Phone: (906) 227-2103 or Fax: (906) 227-2108


        Provider number: P000678