Many of our local employers are hiring our participants right out of training because they recognize the professional training that they have received during the eight week course. They also know that they can count on our drivers to handle themselves in a professional manner and even more importantly handle the equipment SAFELY on our public roads because of the amount of behind the wheel time they receive. Our trainees have always set the standard in the industry.
The following requirements will be needed to be met in order to be accepted into the program and they are as follows;
1. Clean driving background
Simple driving infractions will not prevent any participant from being enrolled, a DUI on the other hand will. It is very important to understand that with a positive or failure to submit to a chemical test will result in not being able to obtain a CDL learners permit for five (5) years from the date of the infraction.
Driving backgrounds can be obtained online at;
2. Clean BCI will be required
This BCI can be obtained at the new RI attorney General’s office located at
4 Howard Ave.
Cranston, R.I. 02920
Many (not all) of our local employers do require a HAZMAT endorsement which will require a separate background check.
A biometric fingerprint is needed to be processed by the TSA. Upon recieving the clean background check this will give the authorization to the RIDMV to administer the HAZMAT test.
3. Permanent residency card, birth certificate, SS card, passport and a valid RI driver’s license
A combination of one of these forms of ID and license are required by the state to cover the cost of participation in the program. They are also required to obtain the federal CDL interstate license. Work visas are not allowed.
Even with some of these requirements, obtaining the CDL at the Teamsters Driving School has never been easier. We are the most affordable, no pressure driving school in Rhode Island and the surrounding area along with our near 100% success rate, the time is now to get behind the wheel.