On June 29, 2021, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) opened its Training Provider Registry (TPR) for entry-level driver training provider registration. The Registry opened February 7, 2022 and became effective.

Training providers listed on the TPR will be the only entities authorized to provide the training required by ELDT regulations.

ELDT must complete the new minimum Federal requirements before being permitted to take CDL skills or knowledge tests. The requirements apply to individuals seeking to obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time, upgrade from a Class B to a Class A CDL or obtain a passenger (P), school bus (S) or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.


ELDT will be required for:

  • New CMV operating licenses;
  • CMV license upgrades (from a Class B license to a Class A license);
  • CMV license endorsements for passenger (P), hazardous materials (H) or school bus (S); and

Previously disqualified CDL holders seeking reinstatement (“refresher” training).

Training Provider Certification

Training providers registered in the TPR have self-certified that they meet all ELDT criteria regarding curricula, facilities, vehicles and equipment, training instructors and state-based requirements.


Training Provider Registry

Training providers will be expected to submit applicant training certifications to the TPR to help state driver’s license agencies verify that applicants have successfully completed their training.

Visit the FMCSA website for more information and to find registered trainers.

This blog and its contents are not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.  Extracted from Zywave’s article “FMCSA Opens Training Provider Registry for Entry-level Driver Trainers”. ©2021 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.