CDL Program update as of October 10, 2022 (New applicants please read)

The 8-week CDL program is temporarily unable to accept new applications.  Unfortunately, the program is experiencing a backlog of applicants due to limited slots within each cohort.  Each cohort consists of 12 slots currently. 

To be considered for the spring semester 2023 (March) cohort, please complete the CDL interest form by using the link below:

CDL Interest Form

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.  If you complete the interest form, the Office of Admissions will contact you once the CDL application portal has reopened.

Meanwhile, please consider entering another program in Logistics Management TCC while you wait.  These certificate programs will make you more marketable within the transportation industry. Please see the programs information links below.  If you decide to complete a certificate in Logistics Management, you can switch your program back to the CDL program once the CDL portal reopens.

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: 12

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)