Commercial Truck Driving Certificate


Availability: North Metro Campus

Program Purpose: The purpose of the Commercial Truck Driving certificate program is to prepare students for careers in commercial truck driving. The program emphasizes specialized training in fundamentals of CTD, basic CTD operation, advanced CTD operation and a CTD internship with a company to provide advanced training, which focuses on developing driving skills.

Admission Requirements : For Regular Admission, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age*; complete an application; pay the application fee; and achieve the appropriate scores on the placement test.

*The Commercial Truck Driving program prefers applicants to be 21 years of age or older. Students 18 to 20 years of age may operate a commercial truck only in the State of Georgia, and therefore, may have limited employment opportunities. Therefore, students under 21 must meet with the Director of Admissions and complete an acknowledgment form stating that they understand the restrictions on employment and training opportunities in the trucking industry.

Additionally, students must:

  • Obtain a 7-year Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) from the State of Georgia Highway Patrol
  • Have a valid driver’s license and have no more than 8 points (or 5 points in one year) or 4 moving violations on the Georgia Violator Scale
  • Not have any DUI violations in the last 7 years
  • Successfully pass a NIDA 5 drug screen after CTC receives the MVR
  • Pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination

The coursework in the following TCC curriculum may have prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to enrolling in the TCC courses. All TCCs offered at the college require a minimum of appropriate certificate/diploma placement test scores OR completion of any required learning support courses through the diploma exit point.

This program is eligible for the HOPE Career Grant. For more information on the HOPE Career Grant, visit

Certificate Requirements

Program Courses

CTDL 1010Fundamentals of Commercial Driving


CTDL 1020Combination Vehicle Basic Operation and Range Work


CTDL 1030Combination Vehicle Advanced Operations


Total Credit Hours: 9