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California School Bus Endorsement (S)

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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 California CDL with a passenger endorsement "P" and a School Bus "S" endorsement. Both written and skills tests are required to obtain this endorsement.

California School Bus Endorsement CDL Learner Permit Training Program

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

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

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Not sure which CA CDL Tests you need to pass? Use this tool to determine what Class of CDL and which CDL Endorsements you require.

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

  • 20 Questions

How do I apply for a California school bus endorsement?

To obtain a school bus endorsement, you must:
  • Pass the written and skills test for obtaining a California CDL with passenger vehicle (P) endorsement.
  • Pass a new written test for the California 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 California CDL with an S endorsement.
  • Meet driving history review requirements (completed at the time of application).
  • Pay the applicable fees for a new California CDL license, and the required fees for the California CDL test(s).

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In addition to the California CDL (commercial driver's license) information found in our website covering the California CDL and in the free California CDL Handbook (which is quite boring and a bit confusing - and doesn't have a single multiple-choice question in it that is asked on the actual tests), the complete online California CDL Practice Test prep program will prepare you to easily pass your California CDL written exams to get your California CDL permit. The skills test modules are invaluable to give you a head start before doing your behind the wheel work, possibly saving you a lot of money. The California CDL test prep program includes the following features . . .
  • Covers ALL Eight California CDL written tests.
    • In separate study modules - you won't need all of them - don't waste time on what you don't require.
  • Covers ALL Three California CDL skills tests.
    • In separate study modules - you won't need all of them - don't waste time on what you don't require.
  • 670 practice California CDL test questions with actual answers.
  • Access to CDL videos covering written and skills tests.
  • CDL study guide in both text and audio - listen as you read along.
  • CDL study Quick Reviews.
  • Interactive online CDL Quizzes.
  • and much more!
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