Bus Driver Requirements

Requirements to Become a Bus Driver for Iredell-Statesville Schools

To become a bus driver for Iredell-Statesville Schools, you must meet the following as required by state law:

  • Have a good driving record. No cancellation of driver license in last five years. No more than one conviction in last year.
  • Have a valid North Carolina license and a minimum of 6 months driving experience.
  • Pass a DOT examination and drug test as required by federal law.
  • Pass qualifications as determined by NCDMV and Federal Motor Vehicle Law.

Complete the Bus Driver Training Class offered by Iredell-Statesville Schools and the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) 
******The Bus Driver Training consists of three days of online classwork and four (4) days of road training. The online training and the road training are NOT consecutive. 

Steps to Become a Bus Driver for Iredell-Statesville Schools

1. Successfully complete a 3 day online class & in person test  with  NCDMV Specialist School Bus and Traffic Safety. 
2. Once you have passed the classroom work, the following must be completed in order to be scheduled to drive with NCDMV Specialist: 

  • Obtain authorization from Bus Garage to have a Drug Test. Test results will be returned to the Transportation Department.
  • Complete and turn in to Bus Garage a DOT Medical Certification Card (as required by Federal Law) and CDL Permit.

3. Once drug test results, DOT Medical Certification, and CDL Permit are received, the School Bus Garage will then schedule you to drive for  four days with NCDMV Specialist.

4. Upon successful completion of behind-the-wheel road training, you will go to DMV and obtain your CDL driver license with the P-S endorsements. 

 Online Bus Driver Class Dates 
(All classes are online, in person testing  is on the last day with the location TBD)
December 12th - 14th 2022

January 9th-11th 2023

January 23rd-25th 2023

February 6th-8th  2023

February 20th-22nd 2023

March 6th-8th 2023

March 20th - 22nd  2023

April 10th - 12th  2023

April 24th - 26th 2023

May 8th - 10th 2023

May 22nd - 24th 2023

June 5th - 7th 2023

June 19th - 21st 2023

July 10th - 12th 2023

July 24th - 26th 2023

August 7th - 9th 2023

August 21st - 23rd 2023

September 11th - 13th 2023

September 25th - 27th 2023

October 9th - 11th 2023

October 23rd - 25th 2023

November 6th - 8th 2023

November 27th - 29th 2023

December 11th - 13th 2023