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Bus Driver Information

Requirements for Becoming a Bus DriverImage of a School Bus Driving Down the Road

To become a bus driver for Cumberland County Schools, you must meet the
following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a valid NC driver’s license for a minimum of 6 months
  • Pass a physical examination as required by State Law
  • Pass qualifications as determined by NCDMV
  • Complete the Bus Driver Training Class* sponsored by Cumberland County Schools
    and the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV)

*The Bus Driver Training Class consists of three (3) days of classroom training
and three (3) days of road training.  These days are not consecutive.

Steps to Become a Bus Driver for Cumberland County Schools

1)  Fill out an application online.     
      Click here to begin your application       Be sure to select “Bus Driver” on “type of application.” 

2)  A Background Form must be filled out and turned into Transportation for a background check. 
      Background Form

3)  Once the background check is complete, all applicants who are eligible to attend class will receive a letter from the Transportation Office. These letters will provide information on class dates and times. Bus Driver Training Class will consist of three (3) consecutive days of classroom work and three (3) days of road testing. Road testing is conducted by the DMV officers and will be scheduled following successful completion of the classroom portion of the class.

4)  Upon successful completion of both the classroom and road portions of the class, you will need to go to the NC Driver’s License Agency and purchase a CDL with a P&S endorsement. 

5)  Upon receipt of your license, you will need to come to the Cumberland County Schools Transportation Department and turn in all appropriate paperwork. At this time you will be sent for a pre-employment drug screening. After satisfactory results of the drug screening are returned to us, you will then be able to pick up your pocket card.

If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a bus driver, please contact the Cumberland County Schools Transportation Office at (910) 678.2581 or click here to email our office.

 

Helpful Links

School Bus Driver Handbook

NC Bus Safety Web

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Published by Lindsay Oxendine on November 6, 2016
        
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