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Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Program

Learn how to safely operate and maintain a commercial vehicle. A combination of theory and lab practice is used in CDL training, which normally takes less than two months.

Complete the training to become eligible to take the CDL permit exams. Covers all topics as mandated by the new FMSCA Training rule, effective February 7, 2022.

Financial assistance may be available through the Northern Area Workforce Development, HELP NM, or DVR

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Program

Offered Year-Round

Theory Class - Self study Federal ELDT Rule online training

Enrollment Link

Lab/Driving/Range - Customized training times

Brochure, Rules and Agreement Form

CDL Brochure
Enrollment Link
Study Guide for for MVD CDL Manual
CDL Manual

CDL Student Agreement Checklist


Cost Breakdown

For CDL Training — All CDL Licenses

ELDT Online Theory class, Class A and Class B $125 (Endorsements extra)
Lab fee (one driving test included) $2525
Med. Exam & Drug test $150
MVD Fees ($10 permit; $18 license fee - Paid to MVD) $28
TOTAL (ALL costs & Fees) $2,828

If student does not pass the driving test, there is a Total Fee for Retest of $200. Another test will be scheduled ONLY after the retest fee has been paid.


  • Complete online application to be admitted to attend classes at LCC
  • Enroll in CDL classes by visiting the CDL Admin Office at Luna’s Main Campus (call for best times to visit)
  • Arrange for payment (payment plan / WorkForceNM / HELPNM / DVR / Employer)

NOTE: A copy of the following is required to be on file in the CDL Office in order to participate in the driving portion of the CDL trainings (and they should be obtained during the same time frame as the Class portion, not before, as they are time-sensitive).

  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License*

  • CDL permit when obtained

  • Drug test results 10-point test must be within 30 days of the Driving class

  • Physical/Medical Card This DOT Department of Transportation physical examination must be conducted by a licensed medical examiner listed on the
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Registry FMCSA

Retesting Fee

If student does not pass the driving test, there is a Retest Fee of $200. — A second or third test will be scheduled ONLY after the extra fee has been paid.

Contact Information


Karen Wezwick
Gen Ed Building Offices (Adjacent to Warehouse)
Phone 505-454-5308 or
1-888-379-2258 (Ext. 1207)


Tracy Morales
Gen Ed Building Offices (Adjacent to Warehouse)
505-454-2533 (Ext. 1205)


Tayari (TY) Pacheco
Gen Ed Building Offices (Adjacent to Warehouse)
505-454-2533 (Ext. 1205)