James Rumsey Technical Institute



2014-2015      CLASS SCHEDULES  (6 students/class)

class meets from 8am-2:40 pm M-F and follows the

schedule for Berkeley county schools openings & closings

























                                          Steps for Enrollment Into our Program


1        First, you need to attend an interview at the range office, any Wednesday at 2:00 pm(except holidays, see school calendar link). This will determine if you meet DOT eligability for CDL licensing. Directions to our facility are on the contact page. The
interview should last 15-30 minutes, and we ask that you stop by the DMV on your way, and bring a copy of your current lifetime driving record with you. (You have to ask for the lifetime, or they will print a 5-yr., the cost is the same for either)

2       Next you can go to the main office to apply. A $235 registration fee will hold your spot for the next available class and it also pays for your drug screen and physical. (Call Dianna @ 304-754-7925 for current class space availability)

3      Then proceed to the current health facility to complete the drug screen and make an appointment for a DOT physical. The secretary will provide this info and pre-paid forms to take.

If you pass your drug screen and physical you will then be notified by letter or email 1-2 weeks prior to the start of class on when to meet, etc… NOTE:If you don’t have a High School diploma, or GED, you will also need to take a TABE test. You will also need to provide a copy of your driving record by the start of the program. JRTI does not have a financial aid department, but does accept funding from most State and Federal re-training programs.  There MAY be HEAPS funds available for students who meet financial need eligability. The School counselor can provide more information on availability and eligibility.

Enrolled students should visit their states DMV and pick up a free CDL manual (on-line versions are in links page). It is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that you  begin studying the booklet as soon as possible, in preparation for the CDL permit tests. There will be very little classroom time spent on studying for the permits. In fact, beginning in July 2014, we will be REQUIRING THAT ALL STUDENTS HAVE SUBMITTED CDL APPLICATIONS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.  Students who acquire their permit before the program begins will have a lot less pressure put upon them, and they will be able to devote more of their attention to program lessons and skills.