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Free Cincinnati CDL Training in Five Weeks


Cincinnati CDL Training and Certification for drivers

Earn Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

CDL jobs hiring in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky


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Program Description:

The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency offers a FREE five-week Cincinnati CDL training program using facilities throughout Southwest Ohio. Students will receive driver training and earn a Class A Driver’s License.

  • The free CDL training program prepares students for the written and driving portions of the CDL exam
  • This program has rolling enrollment and classes usually start every two weeks
  • The training is 100% in person at CDL training facilities throughout Southwest Ohio
  • Coursework is completed Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Careers in commercial truck driving will increase your household income and elevate you toward economic self-sufficiency.



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Free Cincinnati CDL Training and Certification Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • Pass the Department of Transportation’s physical examination that includes vision, color distinction, blood pressure, hearing, cardiovascular health, medications, urinalysis, and physical endurance testing
  • Agree to a zero-tolerance policy for drugs and violence and pass a drug test during the intake process
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have no felonies in the last two years
  • Live in Hamilton County
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Meet income eligibility requirements
  • 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or below


Family Size 200%
1 $19,140
2 $25,860
3 $32,580
4 $39,300
5 $46,020
6 $52,740
7 $59,460
8 $66,180


Free Cincinnati CDL Training and Certification Program Support:

All participants will receive the following intensive supportive services to address barriers to self-sufficiency at no charge:

  • Case management
  • Assistance with childcare
  • Assistance with child support matters
  • Emergency financial assistance for rent or utility payments
  • Advocacy addressing legal matters
  • Life-skills training
  • Mentoring


Program Application:

For more information or to apply for the free Cincinnati CDL training program, please complete a general interest form, and a Career Pathways Coordinator will contact you within 48 hours.

Apply Online


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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.

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