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Training and 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 an application and interview process.

  • Acquire Commercial Driver Instruction Permit (CDL).
    • Must pass DMV CDL B General Knowledge and Air Brakes written test.
    • Must pass DMV CDL B Passenger endorsement written test.
    • Must pass DMV CDL B School Bus 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 Class B license and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) School Bus Driver's permit.
  • 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
  • Continuation of Mandatory classroom training



For more information contact:

Tigard/Tualatin School District

Transportation Department