• School Bus Driver Requirements
     
     Bus Driver photo In order to become a licensed school bus driver in the state of Pennsylvania, one must complete the following steps:
    • Schedule a School Bus Driver Physical (Form DL-704)
    • Complete the School Bus Driver Training Course consisting of:
      • Fourteen (14) hours of classroom training
      • Minimum of six (6) hours of driving time with a certified instructor.
    • Completion of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation CDL Knowledge Tests, including:
      • “B” Class Commercial Drivers License – General Knowledge Test
      • Air Brakes Knowledge Test
      • Passenger Endorsement Knowledge Test
      • School Bus Endorsement Knowledge Test
    • Completion of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Driving Test which include the following items:
      • Vehicle Pre-Trip Inspection Test
      • Basic Skills Test
      • On-Road Driving Test

    In order to maintain ones credentials to operate a school bus in the state of Pennsylvania, one must complete the following steps:

    • Maintain your annual School Bus Driver Physical (Form DL-704)
    • Complete Recertification training every four years, including:
      • Completion of Penn DOT School Bus Endorsement Test 
      • Seven (7) hours of classroom training time
      • Three (3) hours of driving time with certified trainer
    • Proper documentation of all training hours must be submitted to Penn DOT for review