CDL Program update – as of June 28, 2023

The CDL program is currently not taking new applications.

Unfortunately, the program is still experiencing a backlog of applicants due to limited cohort slots. Each cohort consists of 16 slots (Day Class) currently. To be considered for the fall semester 2023 (October cohort), please complete the CDL interest link. Please keep in mind that the CDL program is on a first come, first serve basis because of high enrollment. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. We will contact you once the CDL application portal has reopened.

CDL Interest Form Link

Meanwhile, please consider entering another program like our Logistics Management TCC(s)while you wait. These certificate program will make you more marketable in the transportation industry. Please see the program information links below. Once you complete these TCCs’, you may switch your program back to the CDL program once the CDL portal reopens.

Logistics Management Technician TCC

Logistics Management Specialist TCC

Please apply now to GPTC by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 404-297-9522 ext. 1602 or at

About the CDL Program

The standard curriculum for this 8-week program consists of 220 hours of instruction to include classroom, lab, range, and an equivalent of 750 miles over the road. Successful graduates are eligible to test for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class “A” license, a Technical Certificate of Credit from Georgia Piedmont Technical College, and a defensive driving certificate.

This program is a special admissions program with specific start dates.

Class Size Limit: 16

In addition to GPTC’s admissions requirements, this program requires the following to enroll:

  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License
  • 7-Year motor vehicle report
  • Class “A” Learner’s Permit (must obtain prior to orientation/registration)