200 Hillvue Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

PHONE: 412-366-2100

All Candidates must complete the following requirements in order to satisfy the Bus Driver Certification requirements:

  • Complete a 20-hour Certified School Bus Training Course.
    • The course consist of 14 hours minimum class room training and six hours minimum behind the wheel training.
  • Pass a comprehensive physical by our school appointed physician.
  • Obtain a driving permit class B with the following endorsements:
    • P for passenger
    • S School bus endorsement
    • Air brake restriction removal
  • Successfully pass the following four written exams by 80%:
    • School bus
    • Air brake
    • Passenger
    • General knowledge
  • Successfully pass a drivers exam in the School Bus in the following three specific areas:
    • Pre-trip inspection
    • Site skill maneuvers
    • Comprehensive road test.
  • The operator then needs to have a physical exam completed every year by a school appointed physician.
  • Complete a recertification program every four years to maintain their credentials in Pennsylvania.
  • Drug testing both pre employment and random along with the required background checks are needed as well.