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CDL Series - Air Brakes - WEB-BASED

PROGRAM AREA: Site and Personal Safety
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
1.5 Hours
0 Units
$25 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1


This training was prepared by the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) in partnership with NHI has been designed for someone interested in commercial driver's license (CDL) air brake systems. This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels I and II or anyone interested in obtaining a CDL. This course is primarily intended for technicians.

In this training we'll discuss the parts of an air brake system, dual air brake systems, how to inspect your air brake system, and how to effectively use your air brake system. If you want to drive a truck or bus with air brakes, or pull a trailer with air brakes, you'll need to take a test on this material.

This training contains information on air brakes system that all commercial drivers should know. It is broken into two modules:

Module 1 consists of air brake system parts and dual air brakes systems.

Module 2 consists of inspecting air brakes and using air brakes.

This air brakes training does not have specific information on general knowledge or pre-trip inspection. You may complete other training in the CDL series to learn more about them.

For more information on the CDL examination and requirements that apply to your State, contact your State license agencies.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the important parts of the air brake system
  • Define dual air brakes
  • Recognize key elements in the air flow process of the dual air brake system
  • Identify the important components of air brakes inspection
  • Recognize the proper ways to use air brakes


This course is designed for any individuals wanting to learn more about commercial driver's license (CDL) air brake systems.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


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