Train for your Truck Driving Career!
1st Choice CDL Academy is registered with FMCSA in the Training Provider Registry as an approved Entry Level Driver Training Provider for Class A.
Class A CDL
1st choice CDL academy in Houston offers the full list of CDL training courses, utilizing both Class A CDL. Attending truck driver training at 1st choice CDL academy provides an ideal learning experience for new CDL drivers to develop new driving skills in a commercial vehicle.
Class B CDL
1st choice cdl academy in Houston offers the full list of CDL training courses, utilizing both Class B CDL. Attending truck driver training at 1st choice CDL academy provides an ideal learning experience for new CDL drivers to develop new driving skills in a commercial vehicle.
The day one of your academy visits we will assign you a username and password to our online theory so you can complete all of our 31-chapter video and then complete your ELDT portion. A certificate of completion will be given to you
Beware of FREE Truck Driving Schools / Academy
1st Choice CDL Academy does not offer so-called “free” or “company-sponsored” CDL training. Some schools and carriers advertise this training at no cost to the student. However, those programs require you to sign a contract allowing them to deduct fees from your paycheck and agree to work for them for approximately 1 or 2 years.
1st Choice CDL Academy does not participate in this type of training because it is set up to benefit the carrier, not the student.
All of 1st Choice CDL Academy’s nationwide locations follow strict training and safety guidelines. You will need to complete 80 training hours in order to qualify for your Class A CDL license. Here is a look at the training that you will receive during that time at 1st Choice CDL Academy.
1st Choice CDL Academy
DOT Physical Exam
To be eligible for a CDL you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Texas driver’s license and pass a D.O.T Physical Exam. We will schedule your dot physical exam appointment at our academy.
The day one of your academy visits we will assign you a username and password to our online theory so you can complete all of our 35 chapter video and then complete your ELDT portion. A certificate of completion will be given to you
After completing your ELDT portion from 1st Choice CDL Academy, you will schedule an appointment for DPS to take the 4 required multiple-choice tests of Texas Special Requirements, General Vehicles (class A only), and Air knowledge, Combination breaks. You must obtain 80+ on each test to receive the CLP
1st Choice CDL Academy will train you for 2 straight weeks in order for you to pass your Road Test. We will work with you on Pre-Trip Inspection , straight backing , Offset Backing, Parallel Parking,and public road drive.
What Our Client’s Say
This is the best training school that you can attend. All the instructors definitely care about you getting your CDL. They will work one on one with you to help better your skills and give you key points to focus on instead of leading you blind. Highly recommended attending.
I had a great experience at 1st Choice CDL Academy in Houston. I was very happy about the experience and the instructors I had were great as was the academy trainer. Thank you and I’m proud to have chosen 1st Choice CDL Academy!!
I just passed and got CDL today. I couldn’t believe that I made it. All I did was just followed Neil’s direction. I focused again and again to keep remember Neil’s instruction then I passed. This was my 1st attempt. I strongly recommend “The 1st Choice CDL Academy!” If you looking for right school and right instructor, please don’t go anywhere. Here is the answer that you were looking for! Now. Neil bought another tractor so I think you have more chances to practice. BUT REMEMBER! YOU SHOULD WORK HARD, STUDY HARD, DO YOUR PART COMPLETLY THEN TRUST NEIL AND FOLLOW HIS DIRECTION! Again, if you choose 1st Choice CDL Academy, there is no room for regret. Trust me and go to 1st Choice CDL Academy! Neil is very enthusiastic, passionate instructor. 5 stars!
Neil and Meli are awesome!!! They give you all tools you need to pass, you just have to apply yourself. Trust the process and don’t give up.1st Choice CDL is the place to go if you’re trying to get you Class A CDL.
Needed to get my Hazmat Endorsement but didn’t know I had to take a course on it through a school from what I was told at the DPS, looked up these guys and I’m glad I did, I called and within 10 mins I was already taking the course at my home online! And now I have my Hazmat Endorsement. 10/10 customer service!
Best and fastest way to acquire your cdl. Mr. Neil is the most nicest and realist instructor anyone can ask for! First two days so far as of 11/22/22 and I have never experienced such a welcoming group of class members, thanks to Mr. Neil for making our class feel like
home when we are in campus and training grounds. MUCH LOVE!❤️
1st Choice is well structured and well run, there’s no BS. Pay attention, do some studying, follow the methods and you’ll have your CDL on the 1st try. If you struggle, Neil will make sure you get the reps you need. They treat you like family because they care. I’m glad I got the opportunity to learn from Neil.
1st Choice CDL Academy is one of the well know CDL Training in Houston. Here at 1st Choice, we build and grow our academy successfully with Mr. Neil. As Neil’s grandfather established a Trucking family businesses more than 60 years ago.
Neil’s father taught him how to run the business and be a professional truck driver. After some time he decide to stop driving and start training his employee on how to do the maneuvers to obtain their CDL, he succeeded in doing so.