CDL Training

Butler Tech CDL Student

With Butler Tech’s Commercial Drivers License (CDL) training, you could be behind the wheel and earning a great paycheck in as little as five weeks!

Training combines classroom and behind-the-wheel experiences, including interactive driving simulators and a five-and-a-half-acre on-site driving course. Students learn on current model equipment that includes multiple day-cab and sleeper tractors, 53′ and 45′ trailers, and box trucks.

Butler Tech CDL Training is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, taught by experienced instructors, and have a small student-to-instructor ratio. CDL refresher courses are also available.

Steps for Enrollment

Enrollment Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years old/18 for Ohio intrastate
  • Pass a Department of Transportation physical exam and drug screen
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record

Industry Recognized Credentials

Ohio Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License

Program Times

Full Time – 8am – 5pm | Part Time  5 – 9pm

Program Costs

Class A License $5,000 | Class B License $3,125

Program costs include:

  • Tuition for classroom and behind-the-wheel training
  • DOT physical and drug screen
  • Written CDL test
  • Testing fee for CDL road test
  • CDL license fee

If you are a veteran in need of financial help for this course, you may qualify for Veterans Benefits

As a part-time program, federal student aid is not available, but you may contact your OhioMeansJobs office to see if you qualify for funds through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

You may apply online for the Careers In Gear Trucking Scholarship. One recipient is selected annually for their $3,500 trucking scholarship.

Training Locations

Butler Tech Liberty Township Campus,  Public Safety Complex, 5140 Princeton Glendale Rd., Liberty Township, Ohio

Expected Salary Range

2018 Median Pay (Bureau of Labor Statistics): $43,680 per year | $21.00 per hour


Step inside one of our training vehicles on a virtual tour!

Five-acre driving range on-site