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Thinking of attending a Kansas City CDL Training course, but have a few questions?

Find answers to common questions about Apex, truck driving, and our CDL truck driver training program below.  Rather speak with an Apex staff member directly? Contact us or give us a call at (913) 444-5664.

This is a question we get asked a lot and we won't hide the costs from you. Below is a list of Tuition Costs and Fees. However, it's important for you to know that we have a financing plan that will cover these costs for those who qualify. Contact us today for more information. 


  • School Tuition – $6000.00
  • Enrollment Fee – $100.00
  • TPR Compliance Fee – $100.00
  • USDOT Medical Exam – $70.00*
  • USDOT Drug Screen – $75.00*
  • Motor Vehicle Report, if needed – $8.00
  • Class A CDL Permit Fee – Kansas $13.00 / Missouri $44.00
  • Class A CDL Test Fee – Kansas $41.00 / Missouri $77.00
We have multiple financing and tuition assistance options for you to pay for your CDL training. Get in touch with us and we'll help with everything so you don't have to worry!
We're glad you asked that! We put together this Enrollment Requirements page that will tell you everything you need to know to qualify for our CDL License training. Have a question about one of the requirments? Give us a call at (913) 444-5664 and we'll be happy to help!
Most definitely! There has been a shortage of drivers since 2005 and that is only increasing over time! As drivers reach retirement ages and the industry continues to grow, the demand does too! There are a lot of job opportunities in trucking and our job placement services and carrier partnerships will help you get hired before you even begin training!
You're in luck! We have great relationships with trucking companies and many of them are looking to hire our grads even before they enroll! Not sure who you want to work for? Attend one of the recruiter events our carriers put on and meet with their recruiter, ask questions and really get to know the trucking companies. Check our event calender for upcoming events each month!
We'll teach you everything you need to know to get your Class A CDL license through our four-week CDL training program.
Yes! Apex CDL Institute is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide training to those students that qualify for VA funding, Veterans Benefits, and the 9/11 GI Bill®.
Yes. You can learn about all of our veteran's benefits on this page.
Before being granted a commercial driver’s license, or CDL, it’s necessary to undergo CDL testing. Tests are performed at a 3rd party CDL testing facility, like Apex. Having Apex as a 3rd party CDL testing facility allows students to take their CDL skills test behind the wheel of truck they've trained on for weeks! This allows them to be fully comfortable and confident on their journey to get their CDL licenses.
Yes! We have amazing relationships with carriers that will get you hired and pay you well! Visit our job placement page or stop by a recruiter visit to meet with some of the nation's best truck carriers.
YES! It's a common misconception that trucking is only for men. There are plenty of opportunities in trucking for women, in fact, they are in high demand! We have plenty of women grads here at Apex and would love to help more Kansas City women trucking careers that are a good fit for them!
Apex trains people from all walks of life: Empty-nesters, college graduates, military grads and more! It's never too late to start a career in trucking as long as you meet our enrollment requirements.
We can train students from across the country at our facility. Give us a call at (913) 444-5664 to get started!
If you're interested in our CDL training, the next step would be to fill out a contact form on our website or give us a call at (913) 444-5664. We'll be able to schedule a tour, discuss payment options and answer any questions you might have.
The Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) Mandate has recently been enacted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT). Its purpose is to establish a uniform set of requirements for all truck driving schools, which helps to train safer drivers. ELDT certified schools meet the requirements set for an acceptable balance of classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training. For those looking to get their CDL, they must make sure they attend a school with this certification, or else they will be unable to take the CDL exam at the DMV.
The ELDT Mandate will not impact your CDL standing as long as you received your CDL before February 7, 2022. The same goes for any CDL endorsements (like passenger, hazardous materials, or bus driver) you received before this date. Additionally, if you earned your CLP before February 7, 2022 and renewed it or got your CDL before the CLP expired, you do not need to worry about the new mandate.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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