Basic Requirements

Applicants will meet the following basic requirements:

Age
The applicants must be not less than eighteen (18) years of age as of application date. Each applicant shall be required to provide appropriate proof of age.

Education
Shall possess sufficient educational knowledge to satisfactorily complete the on-the-job learning and related technical instruction. A high school diploma or GED equivalency is required. When required the applicant must provide an official transcript(s) for high school and post high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted if applicable.

Veterans
Applicants must submit a DD-214 (required form) from the Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience.

Physical
Shall be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the occupation without endangering the health and safety of themselves and/or fellow workers. Shall pass drug and alcohol screening and obtain a medical examiners certificate as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations. ONLY those selected for entry into the apprenticeship program will be required to take and pass the physical exam and the drug/alcohol test. (Cost to be borne by the applicant if selected for entry into the apprenticeship program.)

Applicants may be subject to a physical agility or fitness test on acceptance into the program and prior to being employed.

Aptitude Test
Applicants may be subject to an aptitude test accepted in the State where they will work and must pass each section to ensure they are able to comprehend the material they will learn.

Driver’s License
Must have had a class “D” driver’s license for at least one continuous year and maintain that license and any other class of driver’s license obtained in the program for the duration of the program.

Clean Driving Record
Applicant must provide their State Motor Vehicle driving report with the application that indicates a clean driving record. (Cost to be borne by the applicant.)