Commercial Driver License (CDL)

“Driving to Success in Southwest Alaska” – (907) 543-0978 or (907) 545-5300

Yuut Elitnaurviat offers Commercial Driver Training programs to meet the needs of local employers and students. Ensuring a reliable transportation system and transportation workforce is critical to both our nation and our region’s economic growth and well-being. A reliable transportation system begins with meeting the demand for commercial drivers which deliver freight, keep our water and sewer systems functioning, and are an integral part of the oil and gas, mining, and construction trades. Our training program allows local Alaskans to obtain the technical and professional skills required for entry-level employment in a Commercial Driving Career.

Full CDL Training Program (6 weeks, $6000 per person)
Students will learn the skills necessary to work as a professional truck driver anywhere in the nation.  The training is a mix of classroom instruction, skills training on our private CDL training pad, and behind-the-wheel instruction in the Yuut Driving Academy’s very own Class A Tractor Trailer.  Classes are held 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday with weekends off.
Prerequisites: DOT Physical, DMV Driving Record, FMCSA/DOT Drug Test, Original Social Security Card, Valid Driver License for 12 months.

Commercial Driver License (CDL) Testing (2 hrs. $200 per person)
If you need to take your Commercial Driver License (CDL) Road Skills Test and you have a vehicle, the Yuut Driving Academy has you covered!  We can do Class A, B, or C Road Skills Tests on the only CDL Testing pad in Bethel. You or your employer can provide a fully functioning, fully licensed, and full insured vehicle to test in.  We have testing availability every day of the week so call to make an appointment today!
Prerequisites: Current DOT Physical, IA, IB, or IC permit or current CDL, Valid Driver License for 12 months.

Half Day Refresher + Road Test (4 hrs. $600 per person)
If you are already an experienced CDL Driver, but need a refresher or need to remove the #7 Off Highway restriction from your license, this is the course you want. Students will work one-on-one with an instructor on the pre-trip inspection, air brakes testing, coupling/uncoupling, backing and potentially behind the wheel driving sections of the State CDL Test. The training is tailored to the student’s needs in terms of the areas we focus on. After you practice, you will take the 2 hour State CDL Test with one of our licensed testers.
Prerequisites: Current DOT Physical, IA permit or current CDL, Valid Driver License for 12 months.

One Day Refresher + Road Test (8 hrs. $900 per person)
Offering more one-on-one instruction than the half day course, the one day course offers up to 6 hours of individualized training.  If you have some experience driving a CDL vehicle, but need a refresher or need to remove the #7 Off Highway restriction from your license, this might be for you. Students will work one-on-one with an instructor on the pre-trip inspection, air brakes testing, coupling/uncoupling, backing and potentially behind the wheel driving sections of the State CDL Test. The training is tailored to the student’s needs in terms of the areas we focus on. After you practice, you will take the 2 hour State CDL Test with one of our licensed testers.
Prerequisites: Current DOT Physical, IA permit or current CDL, Valid Driver License for 12 months.

Two Day Refresher + Road Test (16 hrs. $1600 per person)
Similar to the half, and one-day refreshers, this is just more one-on-one time with an instructor.  The class includes  focusing on the pre-trip inspection, air brakes testing, coupling/uncoupling, maneuvers on our private CDL Training pad, and behind-the-wheel driving around Bethel. The training is tailored to the student’s needs in terms of the areas we focus on. After you practice, you will take the 2 hour State CDL Test with one of our licensed testers.
Prerequisites: Current DOT Physical, IA permit or current CDL, Valid Driver License for 12 months.

One Week Training + Road Test (1 week $3000 per person)
This program is for the less experienced truck driver who wants to work towards a Class A CDL.  The course includes up to 36 hours of vehicle training focusing on the pre-trip inspection, air brakes testing, coupling/uncoupling, maneuvers on our private CDL Training pad, and behind-the-wheel driving around Bethel. The training is tailored to the student’s needs in terms of the areas we focus on. This program does not require any classroom work. After you practice, you will take the 2 hour State CDL Test with one of our licensed testers.
Prerequisites: Current DOT Physical, IA permit or current CDL, Valid Driver License for 12 months.