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The Jefferson-Lewis BOCES offers high quality training for individuals seeking to obtain a CDL Class B license with manual transmission. If you are new to the commercial driver arena or have some experience and require a license, this course is for you. The training program is approved by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The courses, the location and instructors are FMCSA compliant.

On February 7, 2022, FMSCA re-defined the training requirements for driver training. The new requirements include 1) theory course, 2) behind the wheel range course and 3) behind the wheel road course. The student driver must pass each course in order to progress to the next course. After successful completion, the driver trainee can schedule a NYS DMV Road Test. The BOCES CDL Class B vehicle is available to the driver trainee for a NYS DMV Road Test.

Government Funded Grant and Tuition Assistance

If you are unemployed, underemployed, recently laid off, or have been out of the labor force, you may qualify for a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant. The WIOA grant will pay for 100% of your tuition and possibly all pre-enrollment costs. Even if you do not qualify for WIOA funding, call BOCES as a tuition assistance plan may be crafted for you.

Jefferson County: Call The WorkPlace: 315-786-3651

Lewis County: Call The WorkPlace: 315-376-5800


CDL Class B Driver Training is a two-step process. Step #1 involves pre-enrollment activities. Step #2 involves enrolling in each course in sequence.

Step #1: Pre-Enrollment

Except for the Commercial Learner’s Permit, all steps can be arranged via the Transportation Office, Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, by calling 315-779-7000.

  1. NYS DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate
  2. NYS DOT Drug Screen
  3. FMCSA Clearinghouse Enrollment
  4. NYS DMV Commercial Learner’s Permit with Air Brake endorsement


Step #2: Enrollment

All courses can be arranged via the Transportation Office, Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, by calling 315-779-7000.

  1. Theory Course
  2. Behind the Wheel Range Course
  3. Behind the Wheel Public Road Course
  4. BOCES Vehicle for DMV Road Test (optional)


Let’s Start!

  1. Go to the The WorkPlace and seek funding
  2. Complete the application form as a fillable PDF, here
  3. Print & Sign & Return application
  4. Email/Mail or In-person delivery of the signed application with a copy of a current valid US State Driver License and Commercial Learner’s Permit w/Air Brake endorsement
Emailadulted@boces.com
MailAdult Education Department
Jefferson-Lewis BOCES
20104 NYS Route 3
Watertown, NY 13601
ATTN: CDL Class B Training
In PersonAdministrative Building
Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Watertown Campus
Use Parking Lot-Blue
Enter Door 1A
Hand Deliver to Reception

BOCES Campus Map, here

Schedule of Fees and Course Tuitions

Step #1: Pre-Enrollment Fees – Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, except #4

  1. $130 – NYS DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate
  2. $85 – NYS DOT Drug Screen
  3. $1.25 – FMCSA Clearinghouse Enrollment
  4. NYS DMV Commercial Learner’s Permit with Air Brake endorsement

Note: If WIOA funding is not obtained, all fees are payable to the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES via check, cash or money order. The Commercial Learner’s Permit is approximately $50, payable to the NYS DMV.

Step #2: Enrollment

  1. Theory Course: $210 use of personal computer for access, $150 additional if use of a computer at BOCES for access
  2. Behind the Wheel Range Course: $3829
  3. Behind the Wheel Public Road Course: $771
  4. BOCES Vehicle for DMV Road Test (optional): $410

Additional Course Options

  • BOCES Vehicle Use for a NYS DMV Road Test: $410
  • Retake of Behind the Wheel Range Course: $1380
  • Retake of Behind the Wheel Public Road Course: $771
  • Refresher Course-Hourly Rate: $175
    • Note: Referral to a Refresher Course is based on instruction and driver trainee ability

Need Further Assistance? Call BOCES: 315-779-7000