CDL Driver Training School

CDL Driver Training

The Stafford Driver Training School program is designed to prepare students to meet the qualifications to become a qualified entry-level commercial truck driver. The program provides in-depth classroom instruction as well as range and road driving. Participants will learn basic operation, safe operating practices, vehicle maintenance, and non-vehicle activities such as cargo handling, trip planning, and customer relations.

Professional Truck Driver Training

Both the CDL-A and CDL-B courses begin with a prescribed number of hours of classroom instruction that includes defensive driving, logbook and hours of service, map reading and trip planning, vehicle inspection, vehicle familiarization, coupling and uncoupling, backing, and customer relation skills. After receiving your CDL permit, students are required to complete a prerequisite number of hours dedicated to in-the-truck-training. Yard and range work is designed to allow students to develop their driving skills in a controlled environment.

These skills consist of:

  • Right and left turns
  • Shifting skills
  • Normal and panic stopping
  • Alley dock
  • Safe backing skills
  • Conventional parallel parking

For more information about the CDL training programs at the Stafford Driver Training School contact program staff at (802) 770-1032.

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Classroom:  Saturdays 8 a. m. – 4 p. m.
“A” LICENSE – $5,556
“B” LICENSE – $2,875
“UPGRADE” – $3,475

The Stafford Driver Training School is operated through the Adult and Continuing Education program at Stafford Technical Center and provides students who are interested in becoming a professional truck driver.  This program teaches you more than just how to drive a straight truck or semi.  Our personable and knowledgeable teaching staff will teach you all of the skills needed to compete for a well-paying career in the exciting field of professional truck driving.  When you complete the classroom and over-the-road state approved curriculum you will be ready to tackle the state-required CDL skills test to obtain your class A or B commercial drivers license.  The classroom, practice range and equipment are all located seven miles from Stafford Technical Center on Route 7B in North Clarendon.  Please call (802) 770-1032 or visit our website for an on-line application at



Meets on Thursdays from 5:30 – 9:30 p. m.
An additional fee of $24 made payable to State of Vermont for testing and issuance of permit is due at the start of the class (checks only please). 

 Please enroll on the date(s) of your choice.
Class dates are:  9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25 
Minimum Enrollment:  10   Maximum Enrollment:  24

The Vermont Motorcycle Awareness Program (VMAP) is a state-approved, 4-hour basic motorcycle safety course for individual’s interest in obtaining a motorcycle learner permit or endorsement.  VMAP is designed to introduce new riders to basic information regarding the complexities of safe motorcycle operation.  Attendees successfully completing the VMAP course will be issued aVermontmotorcycle learner permit.  The course will provide information about:  basic vehicle control, motorcycle helmets and riding gear, being seen in traffic, crash avoidance, handling dangerous surfaces and situations, dealing with animals, carrying passengers and cargo, dealing with mechanical problems, your responsibilities as a motorcyclist and group riding.

NOTE:  Individuals attending a Vermont Motorcycle Awareness Program course must be at least 16 years of age and hold a validVermont driver’s license.  Attendees under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent/guardian sign a course waiver form prior to attending the course.


DRIV-AU  AUTO DRIVER TRAINING (High School Students Excluded)
Automobile Licensing
Minimum Enrollment:  4
The Stafford Driver Training School will soon include two new instructors who will help inaugurate the automobile driver training program for adults later this fall.  Stan Blicharz and David Potter, are both veteran driving instructors from two large Rutland County high schools but have recently earned their licenses to teach adults how to safely and effectively navigate the highways and byways of the Northeast and beyond. Both men will bring a love of teaching and driving to the classroom and Subaru Forester that will serve as the training vehicle for this next critical arm of the Stafford Driver Training School. The adult automobile driver training curriculum will consist of 12 classroom and 6 over-the-road hours after which time students can schedule a road test with the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.

Educators and job training specialists alike are pleased that this opportunity has been developed to help adults who are limited in choices that are available to them in both areas due to a lack of public and personal transportation.

For more information about the automobile driver training program at Stafford Technical Center contact program staff at (802) 770-1178.