VA community colleges get OK for CDL credentialing


A new partnership between the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Community College System wants to make it easier for Virginians to access commercial driver credentialing services.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced the FastForward CDL Passway Program on Tuesday, Aug. 27, which will allow community college students seeking a CDL to complete the entire credentialing process at a designated Virginia community college without having to visit a DMV office. Participating colleges are certified by DMV to administer third-party testing.

“Expanding the availability of CDL skills testing services across the Commonwealth creates greater access to jobs and economic opportunity,” said Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine. “The FastForward program addresses a current shortage of commercial vehicle drivers while also reducing wait times for all Virginians at DMV Customer Service Centers.”