How do I become a bus driver in SC?

How do I become a bus driver in SC?

How to Become a Bus Driver

  1. Meet all requirements to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  2. Be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Submit to random alcohol and drug testing.
  4. Meet all physical, mental, and moral requirements.

Do you need a CDL to drive a school bus in SC?

In order to drive a school bus, your must have a CDL Drivers License (Class A or B) with a (P) Passenger Endorsement and an (S) School Bus Endorsement. In order to get this license, you will need to pass a series of tests; both written and skills-based.

What kind of license do you need to drive a school bus in South Carolina?

Transporting Students

The Number of Passengers the Vehicle is Rated to Transport
Church with daycare School bus* (any size) No CDL required, driver will need USDOT Medical Certificate
Church without daycare No school bus required No CDL required

Do bus drivers need qualifications?

You’ll need to gain the Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) license and the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC Driver). The PCV takes about four to six weeks to complete, and your driving skills and knowledge both on a practical and theory-level will be assessed.

What type of license do you need for a minibus?

Drivers of minibuses having nine to 16 passenger seats will need to hold a PCV licence category D1 or a category D licence to drive larger buses.

What skills do I need to be a bus driver?

You’ll need:

  • customer service skills.
  • knowledge of public safety and security.
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail.
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • knowledge of transport methods, costs and benefits.
  • the ability to work well with others.
  • the ability to operate and control equipment.

Is bus driving hard?

Driving a bus is not that much more complicated than driving a car. You do have to be more careful, given the length and weight of a bus, as well as the responsibility you have to your passengers. However, the basics are the same, though you may need to learn to shift if you’ve never driven a standard before.

Why are buses safer than cars?

Large school buses are heavier and distribute crash forces differently than passenger cars and light trucks do. Because of these differences, bus passengers experience much less crash force than those in passenger cars, light trucks and vans.