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  • How to Become a Texas School Bus Driver

    This is a summarized guide. Contact your Transportation Manager for details.
    NOTE: You can obtain your 20 hour School Bus Driver Safety Training certificate at any time, prior to transporting students and licensing.

  • 1. Obtain a Commercial Learner Permit (CLP), and a DOT physical.

  • 2. Complete an approved Entry Level Driver Training Program (ELDT).

  • 3. Schedule and pass a road/skills test from an approved TX DPS CDL Examiner.

  • 4. Enroll in the first-available 20-hour school bus driver safety training class.

ESC Region 11 School Bus Driver Training