Commercial Driver's License

Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell
1 (575) 624-7325

Commercial Driver’s License Training Program

1 (575) 624-7325

5 Week Training Course

If you’ve been thinking about getting a Commercial Driver’s License, your time is now!

Enroll for 5-week CDL Training classes at ENMU-Roswell. Students in 5-week classes must have a Commercial Learner’s Permit, a D.O.T. physical, and a D.O.T drug test. Employment opportunities are great with this valuable career credential.

The Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training Program is designed to prepare students for the New Mexico CDL written examination to obtain the Class “A” CDL operator License to become a commercial truck driver. Students will receive classroom instruction and hands-on experience behind the wheel from an ENMU-Roswell CDL Licensed instructor and internship experience in various industry settings. Instruction is based on the New Mexico CDL Manual which includes Pre-trip Inspection, Backing Skills and Air Brakes. Also covered are hours of service, weight and balance, and city and highway driving. Safety is emphasized as well as equipment knowledge based on State and Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations.

Students must be 18 years of age, have a valid New Mexico driver’s license and U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence status in the United States, and pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) medical exam and drug screening.

This course is a non-credit training program. Financial Aid does not cover the costs of tuition or course fees.

Contact Us

Chris Bullard

Chris Bullard

Director of Community and Workforce Training

Andy Anchondo

CDL Instructor
Chris Bullard

Chris Bullard

Director of Community and Workforce Training

Andy Anchondo

CDL Instructor

Class Schedule

CDL Training Program Schedule
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Class schedule includes a total of 20 hours per week behind the wheel (BTW) for each student, accumulating to a total of 100 hours over the course of five (5) weeks.

Course Fee

Beginning July 1st, 2024, the CDL Program course fee, without alternative funding sources or currently running promotions, will be $3,277.00 USD per driver.
Limited time offer!

Starting July 1st, 2024, our institution will offer special promotional pricing that will last until the end of the next calendar year. During this time, every driver who enrolls in our course will be eligible for a significant discount of $2,777 USD off our regular price; bringing the total course fee down to $500 USD.

This promotion is made possible by a grant from the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED), which was successfully secured earlier this year by our Community and Workforce Training department. We would like to extend our gratitude to ENMU-Roswell Administration for their support in helping us obtain this valuable funding.

Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to supporting institutional learning outcomes and building upon the foundational general education outcomes, upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Students will demonstrate safe driving techniques
  • Students will conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections
  • Students will demonstrate safe coupling and uncoupling techniques
  • Students will demonstrate safe shifting, backing and maneuvering
  • Students will complete documents pertaining to cargo, hazardous materials, mileage and trip sheets
  • Students will complete log books accurately
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of a commercial vehicle
  • Students will be able to operate tractor-trailer/tanker safely on surface streets, highways, and freeways, complying with all regulations
  • Students will use the obtained skills to take the State CDL exam and be qualified for employment in the transportation industry