Enrollment Requirements

In order to be admitted to the N. C. Truck Driver Training School, you MUST complete all ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS (Items #1 through 7) before the orientation date.

To enroll in class, please bring all the ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS; (Items #1 through 6**) with you to orientation. Drug test (Item #8) will be conducted on the day of orientation.

After all requirements are met you will return at a designated time to register and pay tuition and fees. Must be able to read, write and speak ENGLISH.

  1. Be able to read, write, and speak English at a level that permits the student to benefit from the course. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident alien.
  2. Be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Complete admissions to JCC - Click here to Begin
  4. Pass and obtain a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical examination not more than 6 months prior to start of class. This physical examination may be obtained from any outpatient clinic, urgent care center, or doctor's office.
  5. Obtain a valid North Carolina Class A CDL Learner's Permit. A written test may be taken at your local DMV office consisting of general knowledge, air brakes, and combination vehicle tests. You should study sections 1,2,3,5, and 6 of the North Carolina Commercial Driver License Handbook. For CDL Permit Practice Test Prep, check out: https://cdlcareernow.com/practice-tests 
  6. Obtain a NC-DMV driving record not more than 3 months prior to the start of class.
    We need an (Uncertified Complete History) obtainable from DMV in Rocky Mount or ONLINE at https://edmv.ncdot.gov/DrivingRecords 
    Any of the following violations within 4 years of the start of class will prohibit a person from entering the program:
    • driving while impaired (DWI)
    • careless and reckless driving
    • hit and run
    • refusal to take a chemical test
  7. Complete and submit a TDT application form which must be in the office before the orientation date.
  8. Pass a DOT drug-screening test at a lab designated by the School. Please bring $40 in cash on the day of orientation; the lab does not accept personal checks. Students will also be subject to random drug-screening testing for the duration of class.

How to Apply

Fill out the JCC online Application.

Please fill out TDT Application and submit to our office via: 

  • Email: jcctdtinfo@johnstoncc.edu
  • Fax: 919-209-2192
  • Mail: NC Truck Driver Training School, 245 College Road, POB 2350, Smithfield, NC 27577

All applications must have a valid NC Commercial Learner's Permit attached.

N.C. Truck Driver Training School
245 College Road, POB 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577