Admissions and Payment

Admission Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to drive a commercial motor vehicle within the state lines & at least 21 years of age to drive a commercial motor vehicle across state lines, carry hazardous materials or transport any passengers.
  • You cannot have more than one driver’s license, and your driving privileges cannot be suspended, revoked, cancelled or disqualified.
  • You must provide the school with a proof of valid driver license and a copy of recent Motor Vehicle Record.
  • You must meet medical requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or prove that you are not subject to regulations.
  • You must be able to pass written tests in English in order to obtain the Instruction Permit at the Secretary of State Office.
  • To receive an Illinois driver’s license or ID card, you must provide a minimum of three (3) acceptable forms of identification: name, date of birth, Illinois residency, social security number and signature for comparison, along with a proof of legal presence in the United States.

The above requirements are in addition to the requirements listed in the Secretary of State Study Guide and the Progressive Driver Training Manual.

Payment Methods

A down payment is required with installment payments during the length of the training program. The full balance must be paid prior to graduation. No finance charges apply with this plan.
Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Grants: We accept state grants as we are a certified training provider under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
GI Bill®: We are approved by the Illinois State Approving Agency for the enrollment of qualified veterans and/or eligible persons to receive G.I. Bill® educational benefits.
Scholarships: From time to time Progressive may offer scholarships to qualified individuals.

“GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at”

Equal Opportunity Statement

Progressive Truck Driving School Inc. is committed to equal opportunity in training, development, placement, and financial assistance for all students. Progressive offers equal opportunity to all students regardless of sex, age, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or handicap.