Commercial vehicle operation is an important component of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics industry. Commercial vehicle operators with Class B commercial licenses may support either the passenger transportation industry or the distribution of goods and materials. Equipment includes 15+ passenger vans, buses, coaches, and straight trucks. The hospitality industry requires CDL-B drivers, with a “P” - Passenger endorsement, to transport passengers to hotels and airports, operate rental car shuttles, as well as scheduled bus, charter bus, tour bus, urban, and transportation services. Vehicle operators may drive locally, regionally, and/or between urban areas, depending on the nature of the business. A CDL-B driver without a “P” - Passenger endorsement on their license may operate heavy straight trucks (over 26,000 lbs.), such as dump and non-trailered box vans.CDL-B operators conduct pre-trip vehicle inspections, report safety and equipment issues to the dispatcher, and must conform to USDOT rules and regulations, including the accurate updating of logs and records.
This training prepares students to test for a Maryland CDL-B license. The program includes classroom instruction and practical experience behind the wheel on range and road. Students focus on safety, inspections, basic control, backing, trip planning, logging, and accident reporting. The Maryland MVA’s CDL-B licensing exam occurs at the end of the course. The exam includes pre-trip inspections, range maneuvers, and completion of a road test of 14+ miles.
Successful candidates enjoy travel and the independence of the open road, but because drivers interact with many people (such as other drivers, clients, and fleet managers) communication skills are important. An interest in safe driving, problem solving, and understanding regulations is helpful.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 6% from 2020 to 2030 in Maryland. Projected annual job openings in Maryland are 3,370. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.lightcastcc.com/.
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
1. prepare to pass the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam;
2. identify pre-trip safety inspection checklist items to pass the MVA CDL exam;
3. explain in detail safe driving practices for operation of a Class B CDL vehicle;
4. demonstrate through hands-on range/road driving practice the ability to set the Class B CDL vehicle in motion and accelerate smoothly forward and backward, park, shift, and maneuver; and
5. demonstrate how to perform air break inspection.
Business Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs. Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study. You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.
CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).
Students will be awarded various CDL certificates (e.g. Defensive Driving and New Driver Training).
Maryland Commercial Driver’s License B Class (CDL-B).
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) - upon successfully completing the MVA final licensing exam.
Financial Aid and Payment Options
We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition, the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.
CDL-B: 103 hours
Full time class meets Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for 3 weeks.
- Minimum age of 18 (commercial drivers must be 21 years of age to drive across state lines)
- Be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug screen & physical
- Possess a valid Maryland Driver’s License (regular Class C)
- Maintain zero points for drug/alcohol violations
- Recommended: High School Diploma or GED (highly preferred, but not required)
The Maryland MVA’s CDL-B licensing exam occurs at the end of the course. The exam includes pre-trip inspections, range maneuvers, and completion of a road test of 14+ miles.
This program is not eligible for Baltimore County Public Schools Blueprint funding
To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application. An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.
Selective Entry – Please call 443-840-3672 to schedule an interview. Applicants will be notified of program acceptance during the interview if all documentation and requirements are met.
Prior Learning Assessment
This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.
Program Course Sequence
(approximate cost; subject to change)
CDL Learner’s Permit
T - $170/ F - $678
||CDL Class B
|Course Series Totals:
T - $609/F - $2,434
Program Contact Information
Coordinator: Stacy Igo | email@example.com | 443-877-5205 | TTC Transportation Training Center
Administrative Assistant: Barbara Bennett | Bbennett3@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-3672 | TTC Transportation Training Center