Arkansas State University at Newport
CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCYCOMMERCIAL
Upon successful completion of the program,
students will have obtained the CDL Class A driver’s
license, and earned a Certificate of Proficiency.
The program is designed to train entry level drivers
to help meet the growing demand by carriers for
Our short term training programs, twenty days,
coupled with the right attitude and hard work put
our students on their way to becoming “professional
DTI 1107 Truck Driver Training . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Minimum Required: 7 Credit Hours
ACDTI is an intensive training experience. Classes
meet five days a week from approximately 6 a.m.
to 5 p.m. each day.
The course is made up of a combination of
classroom time, skills-range driving practice, and
over-the-road driving practice. During the first few
days of your training, you will be in the classroom
studying to take your written CDL exams. After
passing your written exam, then the actual behindthe-
wheel training begins.
We will teach about how to inspect your truck and
trailer, how to back up and maneuver the rig, how to
shift, and how to go down the road moving the
freight that keeps this country moving.
At all times during your training, safety will be
emphasized. Protecting you, your classmates, and
the ACDTI instructors is our number one priority.
Call toll-free today at 1-800-470-5440 or check out
drive.asun.edu to learn how you can become a
professional driver and get on the road to success
Commercial Driver Training applicants are those
Possess the skills to enter the job market so they will
be qualified to obtain a job as entry level drivers with
the ability to safely operate commercial vehicles.
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must pass a DOT physical
Must pass a drug screen
Must have a valid drivers license
Other requirements depending on funding resources
Cost of tuition and fees are $2,450
Housing* provided by outside sources.
Housing Costs – $400
Due first day of class; 2 checks, $1150 to ASU-Newport;
and an equipment use fee of $300 to Northeast
Arkansas Higher Education Charitable Foundation
*Other Expenses Include: D.O.T. Physical, NIDA Drug
Test, CDL Packet, and Final CDL License. (Prices vary
on an individual basis and fees are subject to change
7648 Victory Boulevard
Newport, AR 72112