NEW Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Prep Course Program!

No CDL? No problem! RIPTA is offering a NEW Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Prep Course Program! This new CDL test prep course program, in partnership with the Rhode Island Institute for Labor Studies & Research (ILSR), is designed to attract and prepare new drivers in obtaining their CDL permit while getting paid. This innovative program offers participants the opportunity to earn $25.33 per hour as they prepare for their CDL permit test in an instructor-led classroom. Click here to apply.

Key Features of the CDL Prep Course Program

  • Earn While You Learn: Participants will receive $25.33 per hour while studying for their CDL permit test.
  • Flexible Scheduling: RIPTA and ILSR will work with your schedule to ensure you can balance your studies and personal commitments.
  • No Experience Necessary: This program is designed for those who are new to the field and looking to start a career in transportation.

Applicants must be 21 years of age with a valid Rhode Island driver’s license for at least three years and have a clean BCI. No experience necessary.

“To provide safe, reliable and cost-effective transit service with a skilled team of professionals responsive to our customers, the environment and committed to transit excellence” is the RIPTA mission. If you’re interested in being a member of the RIPTA team, please consult the posted job listings below.

*If you require accommodation because of a disability, please contact RIPTA’s Human Resources Department at (401) 784-9500 x 1168 or 1297

Please note: All qualified candidates will be considered but may not receive an interview. Preference will be given to applicants who meet both the minimum and preferred qualification. Internal RIPTA employees may be considered prior to external candidates. Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with RIPTA!

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, Human Resources Department, 705 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907

Please no phone calls regarding receipt of resumes or status of job applications.

RIPTA is an equal opportunity employer

It is the policy of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority that no employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, disability, provided that the individual with the disability is able to perform the essential functions of the job which he/she desires to hold with reasonable accommodation by the authority.

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