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Maryland School Bus Endorsement (S)

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

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

The Maryland 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 Maryland School Bus (S) Endorsement written test study material is covered in Section 10 of the Free Maryland CDL Handbook (Commercial Driver's License Manual).

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

  • 20 Questions

How do I apply for a Maryland school bus endorsement?

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

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determining what Class of CDL you need based upon the type of vehicle you will drive (A, B or C) or are not sure which CDL Endorsements you need based upon the type of loads you will carry; use the free CDL Selector Tool . . .
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In addition to the Maryland CDL (commercial driver's license) information found in our website covering the Maryland CDL and in the free Maryland 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 Maryland CDL Practice Test prep program will prepare you to easily pass your Maryland CDL written exams to get your Maryland 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 Maryland CDL test prep program includes the following features . . .
  • Covers ALL Eight Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland 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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