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Admission Procedures
  1. Classes start every 4 weeks during the calendar year.

  2. Each individual must apply to the School Enrollment Officer prior to acceptance for enrollment.

  3. Individuals enrolling in advance may complete their paperwork at that time or on the registration day.


The greater time in advance a student enrolls, the better is his/her chance of being accepted into the class date of interest. The school may enroll a person up to the class date.


Entrance/Admission - MTI’s admission requirements are based on the driver qualifications published in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations by the Federal Department of Transportation. The requirements for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) are as follows:

  • All individuals must be able to read and write the English language. 

  • Must be age 18 prior to enrollment 

  • Must be able to meet the Federal Department of Transportation (D.O.T) physical requirements

  • Pass an entrance and random DOT drug tests

  • Valid driver’s license 

  • Current 5-year employment DVR at the time of enrollment.

  • All students are required to provide proof of high school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Any student attending the school will be required to obtain a CDL Instruction Permit from the Department of Licensing (DOL) prior to operating our vehicle(s). In order to get a CDL Permit, you must pass the “knowledge test‟ at any Driver Licensing Office.

  • In order to operate our vehicles, you must also obtain a D.O.T. Physical Examination Certificate and pass drug tests.


  • A $100 application fee is assessed, and if accepted to the school is considered part of the tuition paid, for qualifying and processing of applicants. 

  • Selected programs of study at MARTINEZ TECHNICAL INSTITUTE are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC. 

  • Payment Method - Cash, Check, Credit Card, Federal Grants, Student Loans through a bank 

  • Students requiring the use of our truck for testing outside of 15 miles will be charged $197 per hour (2hr min).

  • Students who are hired by Martinez Trucking will be eligible to receive reimbursements through the first 4 years of employment, up to 100% of tuition cost.

Possible Disqualifications From Program

Listed below are a number of items which MAY disqualify a person from being accepted to join the school training program and/or it may be difficult to get employment: 

  1. Any individual’s driving record which contains in excess of three (3) moving violations.

  2. Alcohol related violations or reckless driving citations in the previous five (5) year period.

  3. Criminal background or felony convictions within the past 7 years.

  4. Recent back surgery.

  5. Unable to attain a DOT Medical Card before time to take General Knowledge test

 Any individual who feels he/she does not meet these disqualifications should contact the school’s Admissions Office to discuss his/her individual situation. If a person can prove they will be employed as a truck driver after graduation from the school, this person MAY be able to bypass the above requirements.