ATL Bus Academy Course Schedule

ATL Bus Academy Classes begin in January of 2020

Note: In order to enroll in ATL Bus Academy, you must complete the free online course and secure your permit. Download these free manuals to get prepared for this new chapter of your life.

Use the form below to sign up.


There are three CDL classifications. Class A, Class B, and Class C. Please note a GA Commercial Learner's (Instructional) Permit is required if you are applying for a CDL for the first time, upgrading your existing CDL, or adding a passenger, school bus, or tank endorsement


CLASS A – Applies only to “combination” vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) more than 26,000 pounds, and the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is more than 10,000 pounds. A driver with a Class A CDL (plus any appropriate endorsements) can also operate all vehicles included in Class B, C, and D (below)



CLASS B – Includes single or combination vehicles where the GVWR of the single vehicle is more than 26,000 pounds. The vehicle being pulled must not be more than 10,000 pounds. A driver with a Georgia Class B CDL (plus appropriate endorsements) can also legally operate all vehicles in Class C or D.



CLASS C – Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that meets neither the definition of Group A nor that of Group B as contained in this section, but that either is designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver, or is used in the transportation of materials found to be hazardous for the purposes of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act and which require the motor vehicle to be placarded under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR part 172, subpart F).