CDL Training for Agricultural Industry

Farm owners and employees eligible for CDL Training

-By Lisa Kempisty, Community Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (November 4, 2016) – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is pleased to announce a Commercial Driver’s License training program for agricultural producers and employees, in cooperation with Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES.

This CDL training (Class A or B License) is a 3-day classroom training (20 hours) followed by individual scheduled drive-time (20 hours for Class B or 25 hours for Class A). The training will be held at Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, 2615 North Maple Road, Ashville, NY. The classroom training will be held Tuesday, November 29, Wednesday, November 30, and Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm each of the three days and the morning of Friday, December 2 (to apply for permit).

The cost of the CDL training is $1,125.00 per person for Class B or $1,250.00 for Class A, which includes the classroom training and the individual drive-time (scheduled individually following the classroom training and after obtaining the CDL permit). The cost of the CDL permit, road test and DOT physical will be an additional cost paid by each participant.

For more information or to register for this CDL Training, please contact Lisa Kempisty, Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator at 716-664-9502 Ext. 203 or Registration will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis (maximum of 12 participants) by date payment is received. Full payment must be received at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 by November 15th to participate in this CDL training program. Once payment is received, additional details will be provided regarding the DOT physical which is required before the first day of class on November 29th.

The Agriculture Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.


Lisa Kempisty
Agriculture Community Educator (Dairy & Livestock)
716-664-9502 ext. 203

Last updated November 4, 2016