In order to become a certified school bus driver, you must
successfully complete a minimum of 20 hours of classroom training and 20
hours of behind-the-wheel training. The classroom training teaches you
about rules, regulations, theories and techniques involved with driving a
school bus and transporting children.
behind-the-wheel training teaches you how to perform a proper pre-trip
inspection; how to drive and maneuver the bus; and the practical
application of the knowledge you gained in your classroom training. You
receive this training from a State Certified Instructor.
California Highway Patrol is responsible for testing people to become
school bus drivers.You must successfully complete all the tests set by
State law to become a school bus driver.