right-imageAre you a member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA)? Are you wondering how to prepare your CDL school for ELDT?

If the answer to those questions is yes, we've got good news! Starting immediately, we're pleased to announce special member pricing for On Ramp™ Entry-Level Driver Training to all CVTA members. On Ramp provides both the required training content and mandatory testing needed for the federal Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) standards that go into effect starting in February 2020.

 

CVTA Members Get 10 Percent Discount for On Ramp™ ELDT

In partnership with CVTA, members receive a discounted rate for students using the On Ramp program, and discounted Professional Services assistance to help align their program with the upcoming regulation. To redeem the discount, just mention your CVTA membership to your ITI sales representative.

“With the upcoming change in regulations we’re doing everything possible to help CDL schools meet the ELDT requirement and create more drivers for our industry,” said Laura McMillan, VP of Training Development of Instructional Technologies.  “Partnering with CVTA allows us to increase awareness of the change and provide the tools before the regulation changes.”

“The ELDT regulation is going to require all training providers to certify that they ensure that they are teaching a curriculum that meets the requirements," said Don Lefeve, president of the CVTA. "Training providers, who use CVTA curriculum providers like ITI are reducing their risk of being non-compliant.”

 

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The Fastest, Simplest Way to Meet the ELDT Mandate

On Ramp meets entry-level driver training mandatory theory training requirements the 31 core curriculum areas required under the new standards, eliminating the need to create new ELDT-compliant content. All of the online courses are also evaluated on a regular basis and updated based on new rules and requirements. ITI served in an advisory capacity on the new ELDT curriculum and remains involved with developing and implementing the program.

After students complete online On Ramp ELDT courses, instructors can use a Group Training Module to lead in-class discussions about real world situations, answer individual questions, and cement learning points.

 

Automatic Testing and Record-Keeping

In addition to providing ELDT-compliant training, ITI’s Sentix ELDT enables CDL schools to test student proficiency. Once completed, student scores are passed to the upcoming federal Training Provider Registry.  CDL schools can either use the built-in mastery-based testing, or show the courses in a classroom setting with tests automatically assigned afterward. The Sentix LMS records the assessment score, shares to the federal database, and will meet the recordkeeping requirements of the ELDT mandate.

Through ITI’s Professional Services team, ITI can help assess a fleet’s or CDL school’s overall ELDT readiness and provide a transition plan for school trainers.

 

More ELDT Resources

ELDT in Plain-English: What CDL Schools Need to Know

Infographic: A Visual Guide to ELDT

Official FAQs from FMCSA

 

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