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Basic Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start date of the term you select. 

  • Have to be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate.  

  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Must have a current residence in the Missouri Valley JATC jurisdiction or surrounding states. (AR, CO, IA, IL, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TN, WI, WY)  

    • ​​VEEP applicants do not have a state restriction when applying

  • Have to be eligible to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with airbrakes and manual transmission within 60 days of the last day of class to obtain. (Class A CDL with airbrakes and a manual transmission is required 60 days after the last day of class to obtain a completion certificate)  

  • Be physically able to perform the work of the trade. 

  • Must have a DOT physical.

  • Medical insurance must be provided before the first day of class. (students are required to keep coverage for the duration of the program)

    • ​​ Accident insurance does not qualify    

  • Weigh no more than 270 pounds. (due to the manufacturer's weight restrictions on climbing equipment, all applicants must weigh under 350 pounds fully tooled)        

  • Must be able to attend the mandatory orientation/field day hosted at the MLC training center. (dates to be determined)  

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