Apex CDL Institute, LLC
School Catalog 2019
6801 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102

Apex CDL Institute Overview

Owners: Larry Morgan and Bryan Morgan Institutional Director: Jeff Steinberg Administration: Cathy Steinberg Recruitment: Matt Taylor Enrollment Specialist: Mollie Athon

Instructional Staff Senior Instructor: Rob Crum Remedial / Testing: Ricky Taylor Yard Instructor Week 1: Sergio Aguilar Yard Instructor Week 2: Sergio Alba Road Instructor: Terry Wagner

This catalog is not to be construed as a contract. Although every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of the contained information, no responsibility is assumed by Apex CDL Institute, LLC for clerical, editorial or print errors. From time to time some changes will be necessary but will be done so while adhering to the strict guidelines and approval of the Kansas Board of Regents.

Apex CDL Institute, LLC consists of over 3 acres of training facility including 2,400 square feet of classroom and accommodations for students and a 7,000 square feet indoor training area. Apex CDL Institute, LLC utilizes full sized tractor trailers, Day cabs, tractors with sleeper cabs, 48’ and 53’ ft trailers, and all equipment is industry standard and typical of equipment that students will be operating after graduation.

Apex CDL Institute is an approved truck driver training program by the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) and is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR).

Table of Contents

Page 2 Mission Statement & Enrollment Procedures

Page 3 Attendance Policy

Page 4 Progress Reporting, Student Conduct

Page 5 Safety, Dress Code, Grievance Procedure, Withdrawal Process, Credit Transfer

Page 6 Course Fees, Refund and Cancellation Policy

Page 7 Testing Procedures and Remedial Training

Page 8 Academic Calendar and Curriculum Overview

Page 10 Job Placement Protocol and Facilities Overview

Page 11 GI Bill® Student Refund Policy & Calculation Example

Apex CDL Institute is an equal opportunity training facility and prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, gender, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Director, Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department at (913) 585-1120  or Teletype Machine (TTY) (913) 585-1120 .

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of Apex CDL Institute, LLC to provide quality and industry-based training to students in order to prepare them to successfully take and pass their Class A CDL test and to provide them with the training required to obtain employment in the commercial trucking industry.

Enrollment Procedures

Our student enrollment criteria are as follows:


 Must be 21 years old to qualify for job placement assistance.

 Must meet the Kansas/Missouri DPS residency requirements

 Need to be currently licensed to drive a motor vehicle in the State of Kansas/Missouri

 Must have the basic fundamental skills to read, write and speak the English language as per F.M.C.S.R.

 Must be able to understand highway traffic signs and signals

 Must be able to make entries on reports and records

 Must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States

 Must have an original or certified copy of birth certificate to get a permit from DMV.

 Must obtain a seven-year MVR with no convictions in the past 3 years of any of the following: DUI, Refusal to take a chemical test, hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, or careless/reckless driving.

 No DUI in the past 3 years or more than two DUI’s in a lifetime

All Students will be required to take and pass a DOT physical and drug test prior to enrollment.

All students must meet the United States Department of Transportation’s physical qualifications as stated in Section 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Regulation Handbook. The school may require written documentation from a physician regarding an applicant’s health in addition to the DOT Medical Card. Students are required to disclose contagious diseases.

Once these requirements are met, applicants are asked to contact the school and take part in an admissions interview. Upon acceptance, the applicant will then need to complete the enrollment agreement and provide payment for tuition.

A high school diploma or a GED is not required to attend our school. It is also not required to obtain a job with any of the companies that hire our students. Students must be able to read and write and understand basic trucking-related questions.

Late Enollment

 We will not allow late enrollment – students must attend Orientation or they will need to start the following week.

Record & Background Considerations: Traffic:

Any one of the following conditions may be cause for non-admittance:

 More than one at-fault accident in the past three years

 If your license is currently suspended, canceled or revoked in the State of Kansas/Missouri or any other state

 More than 1 careless and/or reckless driving conviction in the past three years

 Any alcohol/drug-related violations in a motor vehicle in the last five years. Or multiple DUI/DWI type violations.

 More than three moving violations in the last three years

 Outstanding tickets or warrants

Criminal: Any one of the following conditions may be cause for non-admittance:

 A felony criminal record in the past seven years. The School Director will review a felony conviction over seven years old on a case-by-case basis.

 A misdemeanor record in the past will be reviewed by the Director, who may waiver the time limit on a misdemeanor charge depending on the circumstances of each case.

 Parole or restricted probation

Class Attendance

Class attendance and punctuality are part of the commitment a student makes when deciding to attend Apex CDL Institute, LLC. It is the student’s responsibility to arrive for classes on time, return from breaks on time and remain in class until dismissed. It is important to understand that missed time creates a disruption to the training process and severely impacts both the individual student’s training and the overall ability for Apex CDL Institute to conduct proper training. This applies to all remedial training scheduled for the student.

 Attendance is monitored on a daily basis by all instructors as well as the administration staff.

 Attendance will be documented in quarter-hour increments for late arrivals and early departures.

 Apex CDL staff will conduct a roll call at 6 am every day. All students are required to be present and in attendance for roll call. Missing roll call will result in a student being marked absent until they check in with Apex CDL Institute’s Senior Instructor.

All students are required to make up any and all time lost due to any kind of absence, excused or unexcused. All students are required to arrive to class on time. Students tardy more than two (2) times will receive a written reprimand. A 3rd time can result in dismissal from the program. Any single day with more than three hours missed will count as a full day of unexcused absence unless missed time meets excused absence criteria.

Excused Absences

Apex CDL Institute has a strict no-tolerance policy as it pertains to unexcused absences. All-time lost due to unexcused absence is required to be made up before graduation the student will be charged a daily rate of $250 or $25 per hour. Students must make up any missing time within one calendar week of their graduation date or they will be removed from the program. Apex CDL Institute does reserve the right to adjust scheduled makeup time based on school schedule and availability at the Director Education’s discretion.

Apex CDL Institute allows for an excused absence from the program. All excused absences will be reviewed on a case by case basis with the Director of Education and will be approved based upon the training requirements and schedule of the institute. Apex CDL Institute does not charge for makeup time related to a verified excused absence. The following are examples of excused absences:

 Death in the immediate family. Verification from an obituary or funeral program is required.

 A sickness that would disrupt or spread to the rest of his/her class or affect their ability to operate school equipment. A doctor’s excuse for missed school will be required to obtain makeup work and any prolonged illness will require that the student re-start the program once well enough.

 Traffic Accident. Photo verification or insurance/police reports are required.

All students are required to make up any and all time lost due to any kind of absence, excused or unexcused.

We will try and work with everyone and understand that events do occur that prevent students from being able to attend school, however, to ensure for the best overall education we will maintain a strict policy in hopes to allow for the highest level of training possible for our students.

Students may be required to train during weekend hours in order to maintain class hours and scheduling if needed.

No student will be allowed to re-enter class without the approval of the School Director.

Progress Reporting

Student grades are assigned, posted and recorded at the completion of each area. Students may obtain a copy of their grades from the Student Records Office. Grades “D”, “F”, or “I”, are not considered passing.

The following marks reflect the student’s work:

A 93-100 B 86-92 C 85-80 – Each student must maintain an average of 80% overall to pass the program D 79-70 F 0-69 I Incomplete W Withdrawal

Students are required to obtain an 80% or better on their CDL Permit test and must complete their training with Apex CDL Institute, LLC with an 80% or better to graduate and complete their course. A Certificate of Completion will be issued upon graduation.

-The mark “I” signifies that work in a course is incomplete because of illness or circumstances beyond the control of the student or because an instructor feels further evaluation is needed before the grade can be determined.

-The mark of “W” signifies withdrawal from an area of instruction and is given when a student officially withdraws from this area. Credit is not given for classes students have not completed at the time of withdrawal.

-A student’s daily progress/attendance will be maintained and then filed in their student file upon either graduation or withdrawal. –Class Training time is expressed in the form of clock hours. A clock hour represents 60 minutes of possible classroom time with an allowance of up to 10 minutes of every hour available for classroom breaks. The remaining 50 minutes of each clock hour is dedicated to training.

Student Behavior and Conduct

Apex CDL Institute, LLC provides quality career training for those students desiring to learn how to operate a Class A vehicle in a proper and safe manner. Students are expected to begin their professionalism from the moment they arrive on day one. Respecting fellow students, the instructors, and the administrative staff will facilitate a positive learning environment for all involved.

The use of any illegal drug or controlled substance while attending Apex CDL Institute, LLC on or off-campus will not be tolerated. Any student found or believed to be doing any type of illegal or controlled substance will be subjected to a mandatory drug and alcohol test, at the student’s expense. If the student tests positive for any of the substances tested, that will be cause for immediate dismissal and loss of all tuition paid. We are clear on our policy in regards to drugs and alcohol use while at Apex CDL Institute, LLC.

Disruptive behavior of any type will not be tolerated.

Examples follow:

 Tardiness

 Excessive absences

 Using a cell phone in class, only permitted on brakes

 Undisciplined talking in class

 No horseplay or pranks

 Sleeping in class

 Negative attitudes

 Coming to school under the influence of alcohol or other drugs

 Verbal threats or violent or unruly behavior

 No bullying or derogatory remarks about other students or faculty

Possession of firearms, incendiary devices, explosives, articles, or substances usable as weapons or means of disruption of legitimate schools functions, activities, assemblies or using firearms, incendiary devices, explosives, articles, or substances calculated to intimidate, disturb, discomfort, or injure a member of the school community are absolutely prohibited.

Cheating, copying the work of another student, falsifying homework assignments, and any other variation of academic dishonesty is prohibited.

No guests, family members, children, or pets are allowed to accompany the student while in training. Only currently enrolled students are allowed to be in the training yard and in training equipment.

Student Safety

Apex CDL Institute, LLC requires that all students conduct themselves in a safe and professional manner while on campus and most importantly while behind the wheel and operating one of our training trucks. This includes, but is not limited to, traffic awareness, maintaining safe control of the vehicle, obeying all safety commands provided by the instructors, obeying all traffic control devices and state laws regarding operating a motor vehicle on the roadways. Apex CDL Institute maintains a zero-tolerance policy in regards to unsafe behavior or driving practices. Failure to follow safe driving practices or violating any of the aforementioned policies regarding safety will result in immediate failure of the course.

Apex CDL Institute reserves the right to deny access to our equipment any student that is deemed to be unsafe, careless, refuses to follow instructions and is not progressing in a satisfactory manner and as such poses a threat to themselves, the instructors, other students and other drivers on the road.

The decision of whether or not a student is considered safe enough to be allowed to operate Apex CDL Institute equipment is at the sole discretion of the Director of Education.

Dress Code

Students are required to wear work-appropriate clothing during training. No clothing considered dangerous, distracting or provocative will be allowed. Closed-toe shoes are required for any in-truck training, no sandals or flip flops of any kind. It is worth noting that Apex CDL Institute is visited by recruiters representing companies throughout the industry whose sole intent is to hire drivers so please dress accordingly.

Student Complaint / Grievance Procedure

Schools authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents must have policies and procedures for handling student complaints. If ever a student has a complaint concerning any staff or faculty member of Apex CDL Institute, LLC the student is directed to first attempt resolution with the staff or faculty member directly who is at the source of the complaint. If this first attempt does not resolve the difficulty, then the complainant should proceed with the steps outlined below:

1. Discuss the problem thoroughly with your instructor.

2. If the instructor does not resolve the problem please see the Senior Instructor on site.

3. If the instructor does not resolve the problem, contact the director on campus or by phone. Contact Information: Director – Jeff Steinberg (913) 444-5664

4. If no resolution is reached, consider contacting the Kansas Board of Regents. Unless the complaint involves a violation of state law that KBOR is authorized to enforce, KBOR cannot intervene and force the school the change its decision.

Notice of Withdrawal

A student who is considering withdrawing from Apex CDL Institute, LLC must see the Director of Education.

Once a decision is made to withdraw from the school, an official exit interview form and/or a withdrawal letter needs to be completed. This form can be obtained from the Student Record Office.

The completion of this form is especially important to students in order to prevent problems that may surface when students do not properly withdraw from school. Not showing up for class is not proper withdrawal. At the Director’s discretion, a student may be allowed to withdraw in writing without an exit interview if extenuating circumstances exist.

Transfer Credit Policy

Credits earned at Apex CDL Institute, LLC may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Apex CDL Institute, LLC. You should obtain confirmation that Apex CDL Institute, LLC will accept any credits you may have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Apex CDL Institute, LLC to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Apex CDL Institute, LLC prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Apex CDL Institute, LLC to another educational institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Apex CDL Institute, LLC if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution.

2019 Course Fee Schedule

All incoming students must be able to pass the required USDOT drug screen and either have or obtain a USDOT Medical Card. We will be happy to assist incoming students by directing them to designated approved testing facilities here locally. These are additional fees for the required testing and reports needed prior to starting school along with the licensing fees for your CDL Permit and License:

 142.5 Hour Class A Practical CDL Training Tuition $5,000.00

 22.5 Hours Class A CDL Permit Training No cost to enrolled Apex CDL students

 15 Hours Classroom CMV Driver Basics Training No cost to enrolled Apex CDL students

 USDOT Medical Exam/Physical $ 84.50

 USDOT Drug Test $ 72.50

 Class A CDL Permit Fee $ 13.00 KS/$32.00 MO

 Class A CDL License Fee $ 41.00 KS/$70.00 MO

Non-refundable Application Fee $ 100.00

Students that are already in possession of a valid Class A CDL permit are given 22.5 hours of training time credit and are not required to attend that portion of the training.

The following are miscellaneous costs that the student will be responsible for:

 Daily food expenses (we have vending machines and a refrigerator for students to use if they choose to bring their lunch with them)

 Transportation to and from school. Bus service does run by the school – please check ridekc.org for local schedules.

 Background reports and driving records if requested by potential employers.

If a student no shows the morning of orientation without at least 24 hours notice, there will be a $200.00 no show fee. This fee will be taken directly from any deposit towards tuition paid by the student.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

This portion of the catalog outlines the obligations and entitlements of both the school and the student if the student withdraws from school before completing the full course of study in which he or she is enrolled. Please note that students entering the program through GI Bill® are subject due to an alternate refund policy found on page 10 of this catalog.

1) All Advanced monies paid by the student, other than the non-refundable registration fee and the no show fee, paid by the student prior to attending class, shall be refunded if the student requests a refund.

2) If a student withdraws within the first week of the enrollment period, the refund will be 100% of the total tuition costs, minus $250.00 per day of attendance.

3) If a student withdraws during Phase 2 (Backing 1), before starting Phase 3 (Backing 2), the institution shall refund at least 50% of the tuition.

4) If a student withdraws after starting Phase 3 (Backing 2) but before starting the third week of the enrollment period, the institution must refund at least 20% of the tuition.

5) If the student withdraws after starting the third week of the enrollment period, the institution may deny any refund to the student.

The class begins on the student’s orientation date. Apex CDL Institute’s refund policy is calculated from the student’s first day at orientation outlined in the signed enrollment agreement to the student’s withdrawal date regardless of actual days attended in the program.

Any refunds made to a student shall be refunded within 60 days of the last day of attendance.

If you have financed your tuition with us, any refund for withdrawing and canceling is based on the full terms of the financial agreement, not the deposit you may have put down.

CDL Testing Guidelines

The following are Apex CDL Institute’s guidelines and policies regarding CDL testing, test scheduling, and remedial retraining.

 Per Kansas statute, a student must possess their Class A Permit for fourteen (14) days before a student is eligible to test. Students must obtain their permit prior to the start of Phase 4 – Road Training Week. Failure to obtain a Class A Permit by the start of Phase 4 will result in failure from the program.

 No student will be allowed to test until completing all mandatory 180 hours of training.

 No student will be allowed to test until all of their financial responsibilities have been completed.

 Students must have a passing GPA and have passed both exterior & in-cab vehicle inspections before they will be allowed to test.

 It is at the sole discretion of the Director of Education whether or not a student requires additional training prior to being allowed to test. Students are allowed up to 47.5 additional hours of training. The time and dates of this training are at the sole discretion of Apex CDL Institute. If a student cannot attend the dates provided by Apex, those missed days can be considered unexcused absences.

 The first test for the students Class A CDL will be conducted on-site at the Apex campus. The test will be administered by one of Apex’s licensed third-party examiners.

 If a student fails their first test, any additional tests will be conducted either by Apex or by the state CDL Examiners from the state in which the student holds their driver’s license. The decision of where and when a student tests after a failure is the sole discretion of the Director of Education of Apex CDL Institute.

 A student’s first and second tests are included in the program tuition. Any additional testing required due to student failures will incur a $100.00 Truck Reservation Fee. All testing fees must be paid prior to the testing date.

 Additional training after the 212.5 hours provided under the current curriculum will be provided at a cost to the student of $250.00 per day. All financial arrangements must be resolved prior to any additional training.

Per the CDL testing rules of the State of Kansas, if a student fails any one skillset 4 times, they are not allowed to test again for 6 months or until receiving a waiver form from the state allowing them to retest.

Remedial Training

Failure to progress through the program efficiently will result in a student entering a remedial training status. Failing to obtain a passing GPA (80%) and/or failing to pass the state exam will result in a student being placed in remedial status. While in remedial status a student is still subject to all policies of Apex CDL Institute, including attendance policy, outlined in this handbook.

Remedial training days must be scheduled in advance with Apex CDL staff. All assigned remedial training days are required. Failure to attend remedial training days will delay class completion and may result in a student being removed from the program.

Academic Calendar & Curriculum Overview

Class A Permit Training (22.5 Hours)

Classroom-Orientation & Driver Basic Training (15 Hours) Practical-Backing and Road Training (142.5 Hours)

 New classes begin every Monday. Hours are from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday

 A student that possesses their Class A Permit is allowed to skip permit study time but must attend non-permit related classroom allotments.

 Students are required to attend all 142.5 hours of training required for completion of the 15-Day Class A CDL Course.

 Post-graduation, students will be required to pass their Class A CDL Exam with the State of Kansas/Missouri Department of Public Safety.

 10 Minute breaks will be given approximately every hour. Students will be given a lunch break of 30 minutes each class day.

Phase 1: Classroom Training (Monday – Friday) – 37.5 Hours

Students will be issued 22.5 hours of credit towards their 165-hour certificate for already having their Class A CDL permit before starting class. The permit must have an Air Brakes endorsement to be considered.

Our classroom training will begin with a required orientation on Monday to get the students familiar with the policies and procedures of the school as well as go over the expectations for the next 20 days while they are here with us at Apex CDL Institute, LLC. From there we will begin our classroom training which will cover the items listed below. Those that do not possess their Class A CDL Permit prior to attendance will be required to take and pass their Class A CDL permit test with the Kansas/Missouri Department of Public Safety before completion of the Classroom Training. Subjects of study include but are not limited to the following:

A. General Knowledge

B. Air Brakes

C. Combination Vehicle

D. Entry-Level Requirements per FMCSA CFR 380

E. Log Book, Hours of Service and Trip Planning

F. Homework, classroom assignments, and log book-keeping.

Phase 2: Backing 1 – 38 Hours

Our field training will allow our students to have hands-on training with both trucks and trailers at our five-acre yard training facility

A. Pre-Trip Inspection – this is done every day of training.

B. Straight Backing

C. Offset Backing, both left and right side

D. Coupling and uncoupling.

Phase 3: Backing 2 – 47.5 Hours

A. Pre-Trip Inspection – Students will be tested this week on exterior pre-trip inspection skills. THIS TEST MUST BE PASSED TO TAKE YOUR STATE TEST.

B. Parallel Parking Drivers Side

C. Parallel Parking Passenger Side

D. 90 Degree Alley Dock

Phase 4: Road Training – 57 Hours

The fourth area of training will involve driving on all types of roads, such as highway, city and rural. This will help our students gain confidence in their driving abilities in all driving settings. These last 57 hours will be split between road training and field training for added behind the wheel time based on what each particular student’s needs are, to prepare for the CDL test.

Subjects of study will include but not limited to the following:

A. Shifting

B. Highway Driving – Day and Night

C. City Driving – Day and Night

D. Right and Left Turns

E. Safety Procedures, Space and Speed Management

F. Defensive Driving Techniques, Extreme Driving Conditions, Emergency Maneuvers


At the end of the Road training week, students will take their Class A CDL practical test with one of Apex CDL Institute’s licensed examiners.

Apex CDL Institute, LLC will provide shade, shelter, and water to all students in the class and in the training yard. However, it is strongly recommended that students bring appropriate attire for current weather conditions and any supplemental hydration, food, and sunblock as needed.

HOLIDAYS: Our school observes the following national holidays. Training schedule may be altered to allow for observance of:

New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas – Students enrolled in class during those holiday dates will be required to make up any missed hours from that day which may involve weekend time.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Time: 8a-4p Phase 1

All training this day is required for all students.

Orientation 8a-10a

Entry Level CMV

Training 10a-11:30a

Lunch 1130a-12p

Air Brakes 12p-2p

Hours of Srvc 2p-4p

Time: 8a-4p Phase 1

Permit Study

Time: 8a-4p Phase 1

Permit Study

1st Permit Test

Time: 8a-4p Phase 1

Permit Study

2nd Permit Test

Time: 6a-4p Phase 1

All training this day is required for all students.

Pre-Trip Inspection 8a-1130a

Lunch 1130a-12p

Driver Control and Backing Basics


Time: 6a-4p Phase 2

Backing 1

Time: 6a-4p Phase 2

Backing 1

Time: 6a-4p Phase 2

Backing 1

Time: 6a-4p Phase 2

Backing 1

Time: 6a-4p Phase 3

Backing 2

Time: 6a-4p Phase 3

Backing 2

Time: 6a-4p Phase 3

Backing 2

Time: 6a-4p Phase 3

Backing 2

Time: 6a-4p Phase 3

Backing 2

Exterior Pre-Trip Test

(Permit Deadline)

Time: 6a-4p Phase 4

Intro to Road Skills

Time: 6a-4p Phase 4

Road Skills

Time: 6a-4p Phase 4

Road Skills

Time: 6a-4p Phase 4

Road Skills

Time: 6a-4p Phase 4

Road Skills

In-Cab Pre-Trip Test

Time: 6a-4p

Testing Day


Job Placement Assistance Services

The training you will receive at Apex CDL Institute, LLC is relative and typical of the training and skills required to drive a Class A rated commercial tractor and trailer vehicle. Our training meets and exceeds the requirements of the commercial trucking companies that hire graduate-level student drivers. Because of the nature of interstate commercial trucking, there are jobs and careers available within the industry in virtually every area and state in the Country. Due to interstate agreements and federal laws, your Class A CDL Commercial Driver’s License is valid in every state in the Country.

Everyone here at Apex CDL Institute, LLC is happy that you have considered a career in the Transportation Industry. We are here to assist you with obtaining the skills and knowledge you will need to get your Class A CDL license as well as aiding you in job placement. During your time here at our school, we will make every effort to provide you with a realistic understanding of the nature of the trucking industry to better allow you to make the proper career choices after you graduate. Choosing the right type of trucking position does require serious consideration. It has great benefits but will impact your lifestyle and time with your family. It is important that you take all of these factors into consideration when applying for driving positions. Our staff here at Apex CDL Institute, LLC has years of experience in all aspects of the trucking industry and look forward to helping you any way possible to get you on the road to start a rewarding new career in the transportation industry.

Please note, we cannot guarantee anyone a job, but we will do our best to help you apply for open positions in the industry with reputable trucking firms. Trucking companies are constantly looking for responsible, productive and safe employees. With your certificate of completion from Apex CDL Institute, LLC, you will be able to qualify for entry-level driving positions. Demand for truck drivers is high and there are great opportunities awaiting your graduation.

Apex CDL Institute, LLC further states that there will be no discrimination against students or employees on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, disability, or national origin in relation to all policies and procedures including but not limited to admissions, education programs, employment practices, and financial aid. Enrollment with Apex CDL Institute, LLC implies the acceptance of these conditions concerning all matters within this catalog.

Finally, Apex CDL Institute, LLC respects your privacy. We will not sell any information to others and any transfer of personal information for pre-hire purposes will be done so with the student’s written approval.

Facilities, Training Equipment and Educational Staff

Senior Instructor: Rob Crum

Classroom Instructors: Rob Crum, Sergio Aguilar

Students at Apex CDL Institute, LLC are taught by experienced instructors. We keep our class size small to ensure quality training and individualize attention where needed. Our classroom is well lit and climate-controlled for comfort. The classroom tables are large, creating ample space to accommodate learning materials. The classroom time is spent in our computer lab learning on the proprietary CDL Learners permit training program developed by Apex.

Yard Instructors: Sergio Aguilar and Sergio Alba

All of the maneuvering, backing, and coupling training will be done on our 3-acre lot. There is abundant room for all forms of maneuvering as well as straight-line backing and alley docking.

Road Instructor: Terry Wagner

On-the-road training will be done in school-owned, well-maintained equipment that is similar to what is on the road today. Students will drive with our Road Instructors on all types of roads such as city routes, interstate/Highways, and rural routes for added education. Initial driving will be done during the day but as the training progresses, some nighttime driving will be done as well. Set driving routes will be established and they will maintain a 50-mile radius from the school.

GI Bill® Student Policies

In working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the GI Bill® program students funded through the GI Bill® are subject to special policies abiding by the Department of Veterans Affairs standards.

Apex CDL is a 180 clock hour program. Any student being funded by GI Bill® funds must report accurately their daily time with the front office. Any time not recorded will not be accounted for when billing for any funds paid to the student by the VA.

The VA and GI Bill® program does not cover all fees for the student coming through Apex CDL Institute. The fees the VA and GI Bill® will cover are:

  • Program Tuition $5000.00
  • Enrollment Fee $100.00
  • Fees required to be paid by the student:
  • DOT Physical $75.00
  • DOT Drug Screen $67.00
  • CDL Permit Fee $13.00 in KS / $32.00 in MO
  • CDL Test Fee $29.00 in KS / $70.00 in MO

School cancellation and refund policy for VA Students: Apex CDL Institute’s GI Bill® refund policy supersedes any other refund policy when handling VA funded students.

VA GI Bill® students attending Apex CDL Institute that withdraw from the program are subject to a pro-rata refund policy approved by the VA. The refund is calculated by the number of days of instruction completed by the student and fees used compared against the total number of instructional days in the course and fees not used.

If the student fails to enter the course, or withdraws, or is discontinued at any time prior to completion of the course the unused portion of tuition and fees shall be refunded within 40 days.

VA Refund Example:

Assuming the GI Bill® student completes 50% of the program (90 Hours) a refund would be calculated as such:

Tuition $5000.00
Enrollment Fee (Non-Refundable) $100.00
Total Course Costs = $5100.00
Tuition Paid: $5000.00
X 50% (Half)
Refunded Amount: $2500.00