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Alabama School Bus Endorsement (S)

Prep for Alabama School Bus CDL Written Test

School Bus (S) CDL Endorsement - This endorsement allows a person to operate a school bus or a bus transporting school pre-primary, primary or secondary school students from home to school, from school to home, or to and from school-sponsored events. Anyone who drives a school bus to and from a public school must have a school bus endorsement to do so. Those who drive a bus designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver are required to have a Alabama CDL with a passenger endorsement "P" and a School Bus "S" endorsement. Both written and skills tests are required to obtain this endorsement.

Alabama School Bus Endorsement CDL Written Test

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This exam is taken by only those who require a "School Bus" endorsement because they will drive a School Bus. This endorsement is required in addition to the Passenger Vehicles (P) Endorsement.

The Alabama CDL School Bus (S) Endorsement can be added to a valid Alabama CDL by passing the Alabama CDL School Bus written test, passing a three-part skills test in a school bus and paying the required fees. Check your specific Alabama CDL Information for details.

The Alabama CDL School Bus (S) Endorsement written test study material includes:
  • Danger Zones - Use of Mirrors
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Emergency Exit and Evacuation
  • Railroad Highway Crossings
  • Student Management
  • Anti lock Braking Systems
  • Special Safety Considerations
The Alabama School Bus (S) Endorsement written test study material is covered in Section 10 of the Free Alabama CDL Handbook (Commercial Driver's License Manual).

Typical number of questions on the actual Alabama DMV School Bus Written Test:

  • 20 Questions

How do I apply for a Alabama school bus endorsement?

To obtain a school bus endorsement, you must:
  • Pass the written and skills test for obtaining a Alabama CDL with passenger vehicle (P) endorsement.
  • Pass a new written test for the Alabama school bus (S) endorsement which must include the following three topics:
    1-Loading and unloading children, including the safe operation of stop signal devices, external mirror systems, flashing lights, and other warning and passenger safety devices.
    2-Emergency exits and procedures for safely evacuating passengers in an emergency.
    3-State and Federal laws and regulations related to safely traversing highway rail grade crossings.
  • Pass a driving skills test in a school bus of the same vehicle group, as the school bus applicant will drive.
  • Take your written and skills test results to your local license office to apply for a new Alabama CDL with an S endorsement.
  • Meet driving history review requirements (completed at the time of application).
  • Pay the applicable fees for a new Alabama CDL license, and the required fees for the Alabama CDL test(s).