School Bus Transportation Driver Requirements

  • School buses are one of the safest modes of transportation in this country. Part of that reason is the stringent certification and ongoing training requirements for school bus drivers.

    • Successfully complete application and interview process.
    • Acquire Commercial Driver Instruction Permit (CDL).
      • Must pass DMV CDL C written test.
      • Must pass DMV CDL C passenger endorsement written test.
      • Must pass DMV CDL C school bus passenger endorsement test.
    • Pass driving and Oregon criminal record checks.
    • Complete and pass the FBI fingerprinting process.
    • Successfully complete a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical.
    • Pass drug and alcohol screening test.
    • Successfully complete agility test.
    • Complete a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of Behind The Wheel (BTW) training.
    • Pass DMV BTW test.
    • Receive CDL license and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) School Bus Driver's permit.
    • YOU MAY NOW START TRANSPORTING STUDENTS
    • Complete the following classroom training within 120 days of receiving ODE permit:
      • First Aid (6 hours)
      • Core Training (8 hours)
    • Receive ODE School Bus Driver's Certificate
  • For more information contact:

    Robert ODell

    Tigard/Tualatin School District
    Lead Driver/Trainer
    503-431-4196