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University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville

Class B CDL

in Workforce Training

Class B CDL Driver Training (School Bus and Passenger)


with Dr. Zach Harber

Calendar Nov 14, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks


The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) is offering a 26-hour hybrid training course for those interested in pursuing a Class B CDL. The in-class training covers the general knowledge portion for the written general knowledge and air brakes exams. The Class B CDL license will allow you to drive any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more. UACCB is an Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) provider. Instruction will include in-class and online theory, practice range, and Behind the Wheel (BTW) training for Class B. The practice range and BTW training will be performed in a School Bus Class B vehicle. Note: UACCB provides a Class B vehicle for TRAINING purposes only. UACCB does not provide a Class B vehicle for your State Police skills exam. You will need to provide your own vehicle for the exam.  

You must be 18 years old and have a current, valid Arkansas driver's license.

Financial Aid Scholarship Available For This Course: 

This course is approved for an Arkansas Workforce Challenge (AWC) Scholarship award (up to $800 per program) provided by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be 18 years old, have a current, valid Arkansas driver's license, and be able to provide proof of high school completion (i.e. transcript, diploma, or GED equivalent, etc.). 


Step 1: There is zero up front cost to begin this training. This class is limited to 4 seats. Reserve your seat by registering for the class. To defer payment pending receipt of the scholarship funding, click Register and apply the following promo code at check out: cdlb23. Select Check Out, then in the upper right corner, select Add promo code and enter the code: cdlb23. Click the + (plus) sign to update your cart. By applying this promo code, you are agreeing to comply and fulfill the terms and conditions listed in Step 2.  

What if I fail to apply the promo code?

If you fail to apply the promo code, your credit card will be charged the full course fee of $800.00 and reimbursement will be provided after the course is completed. For questions, call 870-612-2082. 


Step 2: To receive 100% tuition free scholarship for this training, you will need to apply for the >> Arkansas Workforce Challenge Scholarship within 30-45 days of the class. If you apply sooner than 45 days prior to class, you may have to re-submit your application! Upon completion of the application, you will be notified via email by ADHE, typically within 7-10 business days, that you have been offered the scholarship. You will need to accept the offer for the $800 award which covers your tuition. If the scholarship is not finalized, your account balance is due within 30 days of the final day of class. 

Step 3: A satisfactory Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is mandatory to participate in UACCB's CDL training. Schedule an appointment with a physician of your choice for your DOT physical. You are responsible for the cost of the DOT physical. You MUST provide UACCB with a copy of your DOT physical (your health card and the long form) 10 business days prior to attending class

Step 4: Purchase a CDL packet ($50) at any State of Arkansas revenue office. To purchase your packet, you will need your original birth certificate and a second form of ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, etc.).

Step 5: UACCB requires that you pass a drug screen before attempting any behind the wheel (BTW) exercises. Call 870-612-2082 to verify that your authorization form for the drug screen has been sent to Sherwood Urgent Care. Do not attempt a drug screen without approval from UACCB. UACCB will cover the cost of the drug screen. Do not pay for the drug screen! 

Class Times (Tuesdays-Thursdays):

The class is from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four (4) weeks or until skills practice (i.e. driving, backing and pre-trip inspection, etc.) is completed. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. The first week of class will prepare you for the written exam. 

Course Textbooks:

UACCB will provide the JJ Keller student manuals for the online theory instruction.

Students will return their JJ Keller manuals to the UACCB Workforce Training Center, room 1201, upon completion of the ELDT Theory Instruction.

ELDT Theory Instruction and Assessment:

A portion of the training will include online theory instruction and assessment for Class B CDL. Access to reliable internet is necessary. Online (Blackboard) – ELDT theory instruction and assessment for Class B CDL must be completed by date: TBD. This is REQUIRED to obtain your CDL license. Do not schedule your Arkansas State Police driving exam until UACCB releases you for testing. 

Click here to PRINT the Course Syllabus

Beginning the Class B CDL Training

Prior to attending class, a UACCB Staff must verify that you have completed the following:

  • Obtained $50.00 DMV Office - CDL Packet
    • Must present original Birth Certificate to DMV, valid Arkansas driver’s license to DMV, and valid DOT Physical to DMV
  • Must pass an Arkansas State Policy Traffic Violation Background check completed by UACCB - PRINT & SIGN CONSENT FORM
  • Must complete a drug screen authorized by UACCB
  • Must provide evidence of up-to-date DOT Physical (copy of health card and long form) to UACCB

All of the above requirements must be completed and evidence provided 10 business days prior to attending the course. 

For more information, please contact UACCB at 870-612-2082. 

Cancellations: To cancel a class, five (5) business days' notice prior to the course starting date is required to withdraw and receive a refund. 


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