School Bus

School Bus Endorsement
Required for drivers who drive any size of school bus. A school bus is a vehicle regularly used to transport children to and from school or in conjunction with school activities, which meets the school bus specifications established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Please remember to call or email the Olympia DOL office and request approval to test with a third party examiner:

 360-902-3785 

CDLSkillsTest@dol.wa.gov

We can not finalize your test date until DOL gives their approval.

MINIMUM REQUIRED TRAINING HOURS

School Bus Only = 30 total hours, including at least:

  • 20 hours - classroom instruction

  • 10 hours - proficiency development

 

Passenger & School Bus = 30 total hours, including at least:

  • 20 hours - classroom instruction

  • 10 hours proficiency development

DOL now requires training hours to be documented on their online portal by a Registered Training Provider before you can take the skills test.

Visit the DOL Website for more information