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School Bus and Passenger Endorsement

What are the qualifications for obtaining a passenger and school bus endorsement?

Obtaining a passenger and school bus endorsement for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is necessary for those who wish to transport passengers, especially school children on a bus. In order to qualify for this endorsement, the driver must have a valid CDL, pass a background check and security threat assessment, have a clean driving record and pass a medical exam meeting federal standards for vision, hearing, and overall health. Additionally, the driver must complete an ELDT state-approved training program covering regulations, safety and emergency procedures. Finally, the driver must pass a written test and a skills test which includes a… Read More »

How do I obtain a passenger and school bus endorsement for my CDL?

To obtain a school bus endorsement (S) on a commercial driver’s license (CDL), a driver must: Meet all the basic requirements for a CDL, including passing a medical exam and an Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) general knowledge theory training specifically for the (S) Endorsement.  Pass a knowledge test for the school bus endorsement at your local DMV or equivalent state agency, which covers the laws and regulations specific to operating a school bus. Pass a skills test, which includes a pre-trip inspection, basic control skills test, and a road test in a school bus. Complete any additional training or… Read More »

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