Commercial drivers are in high demand in the Lake Area and around Missouri, and now you can learn to become one at State Fair Community College.

The Commercial Driving Academy is a four-week course designed by employers and State Fair says it’s the leading truck driver program in the region.

You do have to be 18 or over and you have to complete a DOT physical and drug screening to apply to the academy.


Enrollment in Commercial Driving Academy at SFCC now open 

Sedalia, MissouriSept. 14, 2020 – State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce is now enrolling students in its Commercial Driving Academy (CDA) on the Sedalia campus. The course has been designed by employers and is the region’s leading truck driver training program.

Drivers with a Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) are in high demand and can earn good pay and bonuses. Other benefits may include vacation pay, health insurance, 401K plans, and advancement to other related careers such as recruitment, supervising and dispatching are possible. Drivers can choose to work solo or as a team and can choose local, regional or long-haul routes.

Four-week CDA classes begin monthly and consist of classroom instruction and driving time. Individuals must be at least 18 years old, obtain a CDL permit with air brakes endorsement, and complete a DOT physical and drug screening to apply for the academy. Upon completion, students will be prepared to earn a Class A CDL.

Go to for program information, an application with a step-by-step guide and funding assistance opportunities. George Owens, a certified driver trainer, is the instructor.

The LearningForce offers a diverse schedule of noncredit continuing education courses for business and industry, professional development and personal enrichment. For questions, call (660) 530-5822 or email