Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)
What is an Entry-Level Driver Training?
The ELDT regulations are a set of minimum Federal guidelines for entry-level drivers. This includes rules about when and how often you can take certain skills or knowledge tests, depending on your permit type; it also exempts some people from having to complete some training requirements at all!
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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.
The ELDT regulations do not apply to individuals excepted from the CDL requirements under 49 CFR part 383.