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CDL Training

Transportation Services can train and administer the driving exam for Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDL) for university employees who require this license for their employment. Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) regulations apply;  Call 303-492-2752 with any questions. 

Staff driver trainer: $47.27/hour
Student assistant trainer: $47.27/hour
CDL examinations: $100


Defensive Driving Course (DDC)

The course is a 4-hour program presenting defensive driving techniques in an interactive format. Each session includes the most recent information regarding air bags, anti-lock brakes, road rage, safety belts, etc. The course is free of charge for university staff and students.

Individuals who drive as a requirement for their university employment as well as anyone under the age of 26 who drives university vehicles from Transportation Services (i.e. student, staff, or faculty) are required to take the training.

At least five persons are required for a class to be held. Classes are offered:

  • First Wednesday of each month, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • All other Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Each Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Classes meet in the Transportation Services training room located east of the garage at 3205 Marine St. on East Campus. Call 303-492-7152 to sign up for the class and have the following information ready:

  • Dates and times you are available
  • Name of person attending
  • Campus department name
  • Speed type of department
  • Department contact person, campus box, and phone number


15-Passenger Van Training

Transportation Services has mandated a two hour computerized course (Coaching the Van Driver) and a forty-five minute behind-the-wheel evaluation for 15-passenger van operators. Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) regulations may apply; Call 303-492-7152 to schedule training or with questions you may have.


Specialized Training

  • For customized training for your department, please contact Driver Training at 303-492-2752.
  • All driver trainers are professionally trained, and we will customize the course to fit your department's needs.


Driver Training Rates 

Staff driver trainer $47.27/hour
Student assistant trainer $47.27/hour
CDL examinations $100
Defensive Driving Course

No charge to university staff/student drivers

Defensive Driving Course-                   not affiliated w/campus (non-profit only)

$20.00
15-passenger Van Training

No charge to university staff/student drivers

15-passenger Van Training -               not affiliated w/campus (non-profit only)

$47.27