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Bus Driver Training

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Experience

No experience needed.   We offer a free training program that prepares you to become a substitute school bus driver.
 
You must be at least 18 years old, have no medical or physical limitations, have a clean driving record, and have or be eligible to obtain a minimum of a Class B drivers license with passenger and airbrake endorsements.
 

Do I Qualify

You must be at least 18 years old, have no medical or physical limitations. have a clean driving record, and have or be eligible to obtain a minimum of a Class B drivers license with Passenger and Airbrake endorsements.

Hours

A school bus driver typically works a split shift.  The morning shift runs from about 6 AM to 9 AM.  The afternoon from about 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM.
 
Twin Rivers currently guarantees a 6 hour day to permanent drivers, but many of our routes average about 7 hours a day.   

Training

  • Attend our orientation session - in our orientation we will review the certification process.
  • Minimum 20 ours classroom time on school bus laws and regulations.
  • Criminal background check (fingerprinting) with both our School District and the California Highway Patrol.
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Pass a medical examination.
  • Commercial Driver License permit.
  • First aid training and certification.
  • Minimum 20 hours behind-the-wheel training in a school bus/
  • Pass written and driving tests administered by the California Highway Patrol.
  • Attendance at all classes is MANDATORY.
  • Enjoy driving and working with students.
 
Once all training is complete (2 - 4 months) Twin Rivers Unified School District may hire you as a Substitute School Bus Driver.   
 
 

Cost for Certification

Pay / Benefits

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