School Bus Driver Requirements
 
In order to be come 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)
  • Completion of Penn DOT School Bus Endorsement Test
  • Complete Recertification training every four years, including--
    • Seven (7) hours of classroom training time
    • Three (3) hours of driving time with a certified trainer
Proper documentation of all traning hours must be submitted to Penn DOT for Review
 
 
 
 
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