Bus Driver Resources

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How To Become a Bus Driver

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

  • Must obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger and School Bus Endorsement

  • Must have a clean driving record with no DUI

How To Register for the Training Class

How To Obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License

After Passing the CDL Test:

  • You will be given a CDL Learner’s Permit (CLP)

  • Complete a CDL theory class with the Alabama Community College System

    • You will receive an invitation to this class during your training.

  • Attend a 4-hour training orientation meeting

  • Train with an SCBOE employee and become proficient with:

    • Backing Course

    • Pre-Trip Inspection

    • Driving Skills Test

    • Attend a 12-hour State Department of Education New Bus Driver Certification Class - 3 days

  • Score at least 80% on a written test given at the end of the 12-hour instruction class.

  • Pass a three-part performance test

    • Pre-Trip Inspection

    • Backing Course

    • Driving Skills Test

Other Required Documentation

  • Obtain a background check at https://fieldprintalabama.com/individuals

  • Required Documentation

How To Keep An Alabama School Bus Driver Certification

In order to maintain their school bus driver certification, school bus drivers are required to participate in a 4 hour recertification class.  These classes are scheduled in all school systems and are taught between January 1st and December 31st annually.

 Drivers who fail to attend the required recertification class must return to a new driver class and be performance tested.

Who to Contact

Anyone wishing to drive a school bus with Shelby County Schools should contact the Transportation Department at 205-682-7130