200 Hillvue Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

PHONE: 412-366-2100

Bus Driver and Mechanic Certification Requirements

  • Complete a 20-hour Certified School Bus Training Course
    • 14 hours minimum classroom training
    • Six hours minimum behind-the-wheel training
  • Pass a comprehensive physical by a school-appointed physician annually
    • Pass pre-employment and random drug testing screens
  • Obtain a driving permit class B with the following endorsements:
    • P for passenger
    • S for school bus
    • Air brake restriction removal
  • Achieve a score of at least 80% on four written exams:
    • School bus
    • Air brake
    • Passenger
    • General knowledge
  • Pass a school bus driver's exam in the following areas:
    • Pre-trip inspection
    • Site skill maneuvers
    • Comprehensive road test
  • Complete a recertification program every four years to maintain credentials in Pennsylvania