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. 

You will be required to do the following:

  • Attend and Complete the State School Bus Class
  • Undergo a DOT physical
  • Go to DMV, take and pass the computer test to receive your class BSpartanburg School District 2 Transportation Department permit
  • Once you have your permit, you can begin your behind-the-wheel training. You are required to train for 10 hours with a certified trainer. 
  • After completing your 10 hours of training, you will be required to take a physical performance test to ensure you are capable of safely evacuating a bus in the event of an emergency or accident. You will also be tested on your driving skills.
  • Next, you will begin training for your CDL test. The DMV tests consists of 3 parts: Pre-trip, Skills and the CDL road test. This is covered in sections 11.12 &13 of the commercial drivers manual. 
  • Once you have successfully passed all 3 tests,  you will receive your CDL.


CDL Manual


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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