How Training Providers Can Prepare for February 7, 2022

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How Training Providers Can Prepare for February 7, 2022

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How Training Providers Can Prepare for February 7, 2022
March 4, 2021

Presenters  Joshua Jones
FMCSA, Commercial Driver’s License Division
 Andrew Nagel
Training Provider Registry Development Team

1 THE ELDT FINAL RULE What is the ELDT Final Rule and to whom does it apply?
2 THE TRAINING PROVIDER REGISTRY Once operational, how will CDL applicants, training providers, and States use it?
3 TRAINING PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS What do the ELDT regulations require of training providers?

4 PREPARING FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2022 What do training providers need to do before, during, and after registration?
5 THE TPR WEB SERVICE What are the technical requirements for setting up a web interface for submitting driver data ?


The ELDT Final Rule

The Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) Final Rule
 Published in 2016, mandated by MAP-21*  Set a Federal standard for mandatory training of
entry-level drivers
 Established minimum requirements for which entry-level drivers and
training providers must meet
 States may have requirements that exceed Federal requirements
 Compliance Date: February 7, 2022  Established need for the Training Provider Registry
*subsequently updated 5

Entry-Level Drivers – Who Is Covered?
The ELDT regulations establish new minimum training standards for entry-level drivers. This includes individuals applying for:

A Class A or Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) for the first time

An upgrade of an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL

A hazardous materials (H), passenger (P), or school bus (S) endorsement for the first time

 Individuals who obtain a CLP before February 7, 2022 are not required to meet
the new ELDT regulations for obtaining a CDL, so long as they obtain a CDL before their CLP (or renewed CLP) expires.
 The rule does not cover individuals for whom States have waived the CDL
skills test under 49 CFR 383 (§383) (

The Training Provider Registry

The Training Provider Registry
 FMCSA web
system that will:
 List the training
providers eligible to provide entry-level driver training.
 Retain a record of
drivers that have successfully completed entrylevel driver training.

How does the Training Provider Registry support ELDT?

DRIVER selects registered training provider from list on Training Provider Registry, completes training

T RAINING PROVIDER electronically submits driver training data to Training Provider

FMCSA retains driver data in Training Provider

STATE retrieves driver data
from Training Provider Registry

Training Provider Requirements
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