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What type of license do you need to drive a school bus?

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A commercial driver's license is required to drive school buses. In addition to acquiring a CDL, bus drivers are typically required to complete up to three months of additional training.

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Commercial driver's licenses are required to drive special vehicles such as buses, tractor trailers and tanks. In addition to acquiring a CDL, both passenger and school bus endorsements are also required. Although they vary by state, requirements for obtaining a CDL typically include a vehicle inspection test, a basic control test and a road test. When all the requirements are met, a CDL is issued by the applicant's state certified examiner.

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