Commercial Drivers License Information

Introduction

To drive a school bus in Spartanburg School District 2 you must have a class B CDL license with a P&S endorsement. You must also possess a South Carolina School bus certificate. Also, you are required to pass the Department of Transportation physical.

  • Once you have attended school bus class you should then get your DOT physical.
  • You then have to go to the DMV and take four computer test to receive your CDL class B permit.
  • Once you have your permit you may start your behind the wheel training. You are required to have 10 hours behind the wheel training with a certified trainer.
  • After your training you will take a physical performance test. This test consists of a series of physical test to determine if you are capable of evacuating a bus in the event of an accident.
  • You will then be ready to take the DMV test. This test consists of three parts: pre-trip, skills, and the CDL road test. This is covered in sections 10, 11, and 12 of the commercial drivers manual.
  • Once you have successfully passed this test you will then receive your CDL.

CDL Manual

Pre-Trip Video

Pre-Trip Video (forthcoming)


Fact Sheets & Practice Tests

Below are fact sheets and practice tests for the four computer tests you will be taking at the DMV:

  1. General Knowledge
  2. Air Brakes
  3. Passengers
  4. Federal (S) Endorsement
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