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Part 380 – Entry level Driver Training Guidance Q&A (Q026)

Part 380 – Entry level Driver Training

Guidance Q&A

Question 26: When do the entry-level driver training (ELDT) regulations take effect?

Guidance: FMCSA amended its December 8, 2016, final rule, “Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators” (ELDT final rule), by extending the compliance date for the rule from February 7, 2020, to February 7, 2022, as published in the Federal Register https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/04/2020-01548/extension-of-compliance-date-for-entry-level-driver-training.  This action will provide FMCSA additional time to complete development of the Training Provider Registry (TPR). The TPR will allow training providers to self-certify that they meet the training requirements and will provide the electronic interface that will receive and store entry-level driver training (ELDT) certification information from training providers and transmit that information to the State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs). The extension also provides SDLAs with time to modify their information technology (IT) systems and procedures, as necessary, to accommodate their receipt of driver-specific ELDT data from the TPR. 

FMCSA Commercial Driver License Division, 202-366-7332

Effective Date
February 4, 2020

Issued Date
February 4, 2020

Regulatory Topic: Commercial Driver License; Entry level Driver Training
Published Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Issued Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020