Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Training

As an approved CDL training provider, M State offers Entry Level Driver Training to meet current regulations (last changed on February 7, 2022). Instruction includes theory, as well as range and road training.

Our Class A CDL Program offers:

  • Low tuition
    • Our tuition includes theory and behind-the-wheel instruction
  • Short course
    • 20-30 hours for self-paced online theory training
    • 20 hours for one-on-one range and road training with an instructor
  • Convenient locations
    • Range and road training are offered in Detroit Lakes, Fargo/Moorhead, Wadena or at your business location
  • Unrestricted license
    • Because M State provides training with a manual transmission truck, drivers who complete the course are eligible for an unrestricted Class A CDL

Prior to beginning CDL Class A training, drivers will be required to submit a copy of their Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) and DOT health card. Driving records will be checked, queries run through the Federal Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and a drug test will be needed. 

For more information, contact Bailey at 218.846.3733 or email

CDL training links
Other transportation trainings offered by M State include:
  • CDL Class B
  • CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Training
  • Hazmat Theory