Requirements and Steps to Prepare for Truck Driver Training Class at Illinois Valley Community College


              Be able to read and write the English language

              Be at least 18 (21 and above is optimum)

              Have a valid Illinois driver’s license

  •         Every student must interview with Bruce Hartman, Program Coordinator.  Call ahead for an appointment at 815-224-0266.

    You must obtain a CDL Study Guide from a DMV that does CDL testing.  They are free for the asking.  Before you begin class you must have read through the entire book and have found the answers to all the Test Your Knowledge questions in the book.    


   A DOT physical and 5 panel drug screen is required before the start of class.  A $237.00 deposit at the time of sign-up will pay for your physical, drug screen, CDL permit fee and National Safety Test fee.  This deposit will also reserve your spot in class. The physical and drug screen must be taken within 30 days of the start of class. This amount is non-refundable in the event of withdrawal from class.

  •   MVR

   The student will need to acquire a motor vehicle record (MVR) from any driver’s license facility and provide it to the school. The cost will be $12.00 and is not included in tuition.  This amount is the responsibility of the student.

  •    HAZ-MAT     

    If you want the hazardous material endorsement on your driver’s license you must follow the instructions on the website, hazprints.tsa.dhs.gov or call 1-877-429-7746 to register before you get fingerprinted. The cost will be $86.50 and will be the responsibility of the student.  


    If you have been approved for the Illinois Veterans Grant and have received your approval letter, then it is the student’s responsibility to contact the IVCC Financial Aid Office (815) 224-0438 to have their eligibility verified before the start of class. 


   You will need to provide a check made out to IVCC in the amount of $3,735.00 ($3,972.00 minus the $237.00 paid previously) before or on the first day of class.

           Contact Bruce Hartman at IVCC Truck Driver Training – 815-224-0266