Commercial Vehicle Operator

Semi truck

Program Description

The 240-hour clock hour Commercial Vehicle Operator (CVO) Program gives students the necessary skills to begin driving a truck professionally. The program includes hands-on training and the CVO knowledge needed to properly and safely operate a truck.

The CVO course provides students with training to inspect and operate tractor-trailers and assume driving responsibilities on the road. Emphasis is placed on vehicle inspections, defensive driving, range maneuvers and motor carrier safety regulations and certification. Graduates of this program can test for a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License

Admissions requirements

Applicants must have a valid Louisiana Driver’s License and be a minimum age of 18. During the first week students must complete a Physical Exam, pass a Drug Test and obtain a Louisiana CDL Permit. AccuPlacer testing is not required.


The estimated program cost per semester (subject to change) is $5700 (based on the highest credential available).

Employment Requirements

Employment Requirements: Students must pass the Louisiana CDL Class A examination. Graduates less than 21 are limited to in-state driving

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Students enrolled in the Commercial Vehicle Operator program are not eligible for US Department of Education Title IV financial aid.

Credentials and Exit Points

The credentials and exit points for Commercial Vehicle Operator (CVO) are listed below.


CVO Certificate