Learn How to Become a School Bus Driver

Learn How to Become a School Bus Driver
Wappingers Continuing Education is now offering 2 courses to prepare you for a new career as
a school bus driver.
CDL Permit Preparation Class (10 hours)
Cost: $250
 This 10-hour class will cover the core knowledge required to pass the CDL permit test. In
addition it will include the “S” endorsement (to drive a school bus), the “P” endorsement (to
transport passengers) and the air brakes endorsement (which removes restriction “L” for
someone who already holds a CDL.)
 Completion of this class will prepare you for the 50-hour class
 Prerequisites: 21 years of age, valid driver’s license, clean abstract, GED or High School degree.
 Class Dates:
Tuesday, July 8th
6:00-8:00 pm
Thursday, July 10
6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, July 12th
8:00 am-2:00 pm
Learn How to Drive a School Bus (50 hours)
Cost: $2,700
 This class will teach you the requirements to become a school bus driver and prepare you to
take the CDL road test. The class includes 20 classroom hours, 30 hours behind the wheel of a
school bus and the first road test. When you complete the course and pass the road test you will
be ready to be employed as a school bus driver.
 Prerequisites: CDL permit, DOT physical exam, 21 years or older, clean abstract within thirty
days of your application date. It is recommended that you take the CDL 10-hour permit class
 Classes will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, mornings or afternoons (your choice) for 2 ½
hours; and Saturdays 10:00 am-3:00 pm
 Class Dates:
Week 1: July 29, 31, August 2
Week 2: August 5, 7, 9
Week 3: August 12, 14, 16
Week 4: August 19, 21, 23
Week 5: August 26, 28, 30
 Cost of class is $2,700; $900 deposit due with application; second payment of $900 due by
August 12th; final payment of $900 due by August 26th.
 Classes will be held in Wappingers Central School District Bus Annex on Airport Road in
Wappingers Falls.
To register, go to www.wcsdny.org and click on the Continuing
Education link on the left, then on CDL classes.
Call WCSD Continuing Education @ 298-5000, ext. 40130 or 40137