Passenger and School Bus Endorsement Training

With passenger and school bus endorsements, you’ll be qualified to drive:
Motor coaches
Livery vehicles
Commercial vehicles with at least 16 passengers
School buses


Course Length and Content : In order to become a school bus driver, you need to have a CDL license, Passenger Endorsement, and School Bus Endorsement. This course combines training for both the Passenger and School Bus Endorsements, so you can efficiently prepare to pass your exams and safely operate a school bus for years to come. The course is designed to be taken after CDL certification, whether you already have your CDL license or are taking our CDL class as well. The course consists of 30 hours of training, divided between 20 hours of classroom training and 10 hours of hands-on proficiency training with our experienced instructors. You’ll learn how to load and unload children, operate a school bus’s lights and warnings, operate the emergency exits, respond safely to emergencies, manage a bus route, and supervise children. At the end of the course, you’ll receive a diploma, transcript, and Commercial Driver Training Certification and be prepared to take the CDL school bus endorsement test.

Our maximum class size is 12 students with a 3:1 student to instructor ratio

Course information

Location: Olympia, Washington

Evening and weekend courses are available, subject to scheduling and number of students.