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Learn How to Become a School Bus Driver

How To Become a Certified Bus Driver

Be aware that becoming a bus driver will require passing very strenuous physical test along with written and driving test.  We also conduct Drug & Alcohol testing, Sled Check, and Driver Record Checks on all of our applicants

1.   Fill out an Application


2.  After completing the required forms and Sled Check returns, class information (dates, time and location) will be provided to you by the Driver Trainer.  You will be required to be on time (You will not be allowed in class late).  You must attend all four (4) days of training.  You will need to bring a notebook, pen/pencil and your SC Driver’s License.  Out of State Licenses should be transferred prior to class.


3.  Upon completion of class, you will be required to get a physical; the forms will be provided at the end of the training.  You will then go to the DMV to take your written test and receive your CDL permit


4.  Once you have a CDL Permit, you will take your first pre-employment drug test and TB Test.  The results will be forwarded to the District Transportation Office.  After completing that you are to contact Hope Driggers at 843-673-1118.  She will schedule a time for you to come in and do paperwork and begin your training process.  The process will include Physical Performance (PPT), Behind the Wheel (BTW), Pre-Trip, Skills and Road Trip Training.  You are required to receive a minimum of 10 hours of training; however more will be provided if needed. (When you arrive for the PPT and BTW/CDL Road Test you will need to have your CDL Permit, Driver’s License and Physical Card with you.)


5.   After you have passed the PPT and BTW Road Test, the examiner will submit your test scores to the Driver Trainer for the State Department of Education.  The Driver Trainer will then issue a waiver with the exception of Teachers, Coaches and Supervisors for you to return to the DMV when you are ready to take your CDL Road Test.  This must be done within 30 days of receipt of waiver or you will have to be retested for BTW again.