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ELDT Certification: Theory and Practical Training Essentials

Begin your journey to obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License with CDLELDTPREP’s comprehensive ELDT program. We provide expert online theory courses and essential guidance for completing your Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) training through local schools.

Overview of ELDT

What is ELDT?

Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) is a mandatory training protocol set by the FMCSA, requiring both theory and practical training. Our program is designed to thoroughly prepare you for both aspects of your CDL certification.

ELDT Theory Courses

Explore Our Online Theory Training

Focus on the core theoretical knowledge needed for the CDL with our online ELDT theory courses. Learn more about how these courses can prepare you for the CDL exams.

Guidance for BTW Training


Finding the Right BTW Training Provider

While we specialize in theory, practical BTW training is crucial. We provide detailed guidance on how to select a reputable local school for your practical requirements. 

Benefits of Our ELDT Training

Advantages of CDLELDTPREP’s ELDT Program

Our ELDT program offers unmatched flexibility and accessibility, providing you with a robust platform to learn the theoretical aspects at your pace and on your schedule. We ensure you have all the tools needed to excel in your CDL exams and practical training.


ELDT applies only to any CDL Permit after February 7, 2022.

Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) applies only to any CDL Permit after February 7, 2022.  If you are applying to obtain a Class A CDL or Class B CDL for the first time, you must take and pass the Class A or B Theory Course.   ELDT Theory Course MUST be completed before the first week of Training. Once you completed the ELDT Theory Course a Certification will be issued, you must present the certificate to your school.


Who is considered an entry-level driver? Individuals applying to:

  • Obtain a Class A CDL or Class B CDL for the first time;

  • Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL;

  • Obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.


ELDT Exceptions

The ELDT regulations do not apply to individuals excepted from the CDL requirements under 49 CFR part 383.

Get Started with Your ELDT Training

Ready to take the first step towards your commercial driving career? Enroll in our ELDT Theory courses today and access comprehensive guides to completing your BTW training. 

Jamie T.

"Before CDLELDTPREP, I thought the road to my CDL was all uphill. Thanks to their engaging courses and awesome support, I passed my exams with flying colors. Best part? I didn't even need a truck to climb that hill!"

Mark S.

"Studying with CDLELDTPREP was so easy and flexible that I could even squeeze in lessons during my coffee breaks. Passed my exam faster than I can drink my espresso!"

Linda G.

The comprehensive material from CDLELDTPREP not only prepared me for my CDL exam but truly helped me understand the intricacies of commercial driving. Highly recommend for anyone serious about mastering their driving career.

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Insights and Tips

Check out our latest blog posts for valuable insights into the commercial driving industry, study tips for acing your CDL exams, and the latest updates on FMCSA regulations. These articles are designed to keep both prospective and current students engaged and well-informed.

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