How long is training to be a bus driver?

Our driver training programme is part of a “Level 2 Passenger Transport Driver – Bus” apprenticeship programme. The apprenticeship programme lasts for a minimum of 12 months and includes your licence acquisition training and subsequent on and off the job training to successfully complete the apprenticeship programme.

What are the requirements to be a school bus driver in Ohio?


  • Be at least 21 years of age with a minimum of two years driving experience. (
  • Have passed a satisfactory criminal background check.
  • Have a negative pre-employment drug test.
  • Be physically qualified by passing the Physicians T8 Form.
  • Pass semi-annual driver record checks through the Ohio Department of Education.

How do I become an obi in Ohio?

All O.B.I.s must have a current active School Bus Driver’s Certificate and be currently employed as either a regular or sub driver and have at least two years of experience on a regular route.

Do you have to have a CDL to drive a school bus in Ohio?

If you enjoy driving and working with kids, school bus driving might be for you. Obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The license must allow the holder to drive a vehicle that weighs 26,000 pounds, and both Class A and Class B licenses meet this requirement.

How do you get a school bus endorsement in Ohio?

SCHOOL BUS PRACTICE TEST OHIO. The school bus endorsement applies to applicants who wish to drive a school bus in any Class A or B CDL. To add an S endorsement to your CLP/CDL, you must pass the Ohio school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus.

How can I be a bus driver?

What we need from you

  1. Hold a full driver’s licence, with at least one year’s UK driving experience*
  2. Be prepared to work varying shift patterns, which include rostered weekends and bank holidays.
  3. Hold a current PCV licence & DQC or be prepared to train for one.
  4. Sense of humour and enthusiastic attitude.

What qualifications do you need to be a bus driver?

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.

Are bus drivers in demand?

Demand for bus drivers is projected to remain relatively flat over the next decade. Most job opportunities in the field are expected to be created by drivers who retire. Aspiring drivers will encounter strong competition, particularly for higher paying positions with public transit authorities.

Is driving a bus 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.