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Entrance Requirements

 

Central Tech's entrance requirements reflect trucking industry hiring standards to help insure that graduates are employable in the trucking industry.

 

The individual must possess a valid driver's license.

NOTE: Each student will be given the opportunity to obtain an Oklahoma Commercial Driver's License while in training.

 

Effective March 1, 2012, all students will be required to have a DOT physical and Class A Learner's permit BEFORE you will be scheduled for a class.  (In order to obtain a Class A Learner's permit, you need to take and pass the following exams - Combination Vehicle, Air Brakes, and General Knowledge.)

Out-of-state students MUST provide a certified copy of their birth certificate (click here for information on how to obtain this document) or a passport (click here to for information on how to apply) or proof of legal residency.

 

Federal law requires drivers to be at least 21 years of age to cross a state line. Individuals age 18-21 are able to obtain a Class A CDL license but will be restricted to intrastate driving until they reach the age of 21 years.

 

Language Requirements:  Must be able to read and speak the English language fluently enough to converse with the general public, to understand the highway traffic signs and signals, to respond to official inquiries, and make entries on reports and records. Seventh grade reading and math level recommended.

 

Physical Requirements:  Specific requirements are detailed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website:  Effective, May 21, 2014, only doctors who register through the national registry of FMCSA are allowed to do DOT physicals.

 

click here to download DOT card). General DOT requirements include (but are not limited to) the following:

 

• Has no loss of a foot, leg, hand, arm, or has no impairment of the use of foot, leg, hand, fingers, arm, or any other structural defect which interferes with their ability to control and safely drive a motor vehicle.

• Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of Diabetes currently requiring insulin for control.

• Has no current clinical diagnosis of High Blood Pressure likely to interfere with their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

• Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of Epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause unconsciousness or any loss of ability to control a motor vehicle.

 

Other Requirements :

Accidents: Any chargeable accident within the past 3 years will be subject to review.

An accident report will be required.

 

Offense: A student is allowed two (2) moving offenses during the three (3) years prior to their entry date.  Student may not have any careless or reckless driving convictions.

 

Alcohol or Drug Related: No conviction within the past five (5) years.

Drug Testing:  Each student must pass a controlled substance test to be administered on the 1st day of training.

 

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