Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Government license, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor. 490205


Course Objective:


This training program provides up to 120 total clock hours of instruction consistent with the USDOT and FMCSA’s Entry-Level Driver Training (“ELDT”) Minimum Curricula Requirements and the Arizona Commercial Driver’s License Manual. This course has two primary sections, as follows:

  1. Theory – The student spends the first 40 clock hours of the course learning the fundamentals of commercial vehicle operations, including basic and advanced operation, safe operating practices, vehicle system and malfunctions, and non-driving activities. Students will also learn to safely transport hazardous materials and multiple trailers to obtain the appropriate endorsements for licensure.

  2. Practical Application – The student will spend 80 clock hours on the practice range and on the road learning about pre-and post-trip inspections, maneuvering, and safe driving practices.

While standard clock hours for this program are provided herein, this program is competency-based.  Students will complete each instructional area at a pace consistent with their competency at the discretion of their instructional team, which may result in each student’s individual instructional hours varying from the standard program hours detailed below.

Competencies to be achieved:

Part I – Entry-Level Driver Training Theory

Section 1 – Basic Operation

Section 2 – Safe Operating Procedures 

Section 3 – Advanced Operating Practices 

Section 4 – Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions

Section 5 – Non-Driving Activities


Part II – Hazardous Material Endorsement


Part III – Doubles/Triples Trailer Endorsement


Part IV - Students will spend 80 hours of range and road time to learn the following key skills in operating a commercial motor vehicle.

Section 1 – Range

Section 2 – Public Road 

Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):


Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition): Students will complete Entry Level Driver Training digitally via a JJ Keller provided program that meets all FMCSA requirements

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition): Software access to JJ Keller, access to Tractor/Trailer.  Additionally, all training tools (cones, markers, docking area, fuel) for training in tractor/trailer.

 WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification: 

Name:  Kathy Wilson/Mike Sheneman


Phone number:  Office 623-889-5725, Cell 602-540-0007

 Direct Website link to the program:

 Additional information: 

  • Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: All incoming students will complete an MVD and criminal background check, DOT 5-panel drugs screen, and DOT physical.  Successful completion of these is a requirement to obtain a CDL and further, to be a candidate for employment.

Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):  

A full refund, less no more than $350 in direct costs incurred by Embark as part of the student’s enrollment (e.g., costs for drug testing, physicals, theory courses, materials, etc.), will be made to any student who (1) cancels the enrollment contract within three business days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Embark holidays) after the enrollment contract is signed, or (2) is denied enrollment by Embark for failure to meet any of the enrollment requirements presented herein.

Students who cancel their enrollment or are terminated by Embark after class begins, but before the student has completed 50% of the training program, shall be entitled to a pro-rata reimbursement of their tuition less any direct costs incurred by Embark.  Such students shall receive refunds calculated as follows:

  1. Refundable Tuition shall be calculated by reducing the total fee paid by the student by any direct costs incurred by Embark in relation to the student’s enrollment.

  2. The student’s Pro-Rata Class Attendance shall be calculated as the sum of (1) 40 hours for theory courses plus (2) the number of road/range days attended by the student (excluding leaves of absence and school holidays) times 10 hours per day, divided by 120 hours.

  3. Students with Pro Rata Class Attendance of less than 50% shall receive a refund calculated by multiplying (1) Refundable Tuition times (2) Pro Rata Class Attendance.

Students who cancel their enrollment or are terminated by Embark after the completion of 50% of the training program shall not be entitled to any refund for tuition or fees paid.  Any refunds owed to a student will be remitted by Embark no later than 60 days after cancellation of enrollment.

Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)

Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)

Yes or No:   Yes – the program prepares students to successfully obtain a Commercial Drivers License.

Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:

Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)

Yes or No (Explain):  Yes – the Class A Commercial Drivers License is recognized across the United States.  Many states have reciprocity with Arizona for issuing a CDL but once a student obtains a CDL, he/she is able to drive all states with it.

Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited,  not the test or school)

Yes or No:  No


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Embark Truck Driving Schools

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based

Competency to obtain a State of Arizona CDL

Training Location(s)

2923 N 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Local WIB

5 - ARIZONA@WORK - City of Phoenix

Name of Credential

State of Arizona Commercial Drivers License

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Internal and third party financial aid is available if the student does not qualify from another source.

Refund Policy

A full refund less direct costs will be made to a student who cancels enrollment within three days after the contract is signed or is denied enrollment.  Students who cancel enrollment or are terminated after class begins, but before 50% completion, are entitled to a pro-rata reimbursement of tuition less direct costs.  Students who cancel or are terminated after 50% completion shall not be entitled to a refund.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Testing/Exam Fees


In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

53-3032.00Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
$20.00 per hour
Required Certification: Commercial Drivers License

Provider Status



423 S Colorado Road, Golden Valley, Arizona 86413

Phone Number

(928) 225-3077

Web Address

Last Updated

Feb 28, 2024


Feb 05, 2024


Feb 28, 2025

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