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Hurricane Ida Update:

Harvey, Hammond, and Baton Rouge classes will resume on September 20th. 

Hurricane Ida Update:

Harvey, Hammond, and Baton Rouge classes will resume on September 20th. 


On-Site School Bus CDL Training

February 21, 2023

School buses at a school bus CDL training facility.

School Bus CDL Training for Teachers & Coaches

Many schools with after-hours programs like band, science club, or school sports need to be able to transport students to different event locations, such as other schools. Typically, you would get the students from one place to another via a school bus, but the club or school may not have it in their budget to hire a bus driver for special events, or there may not be enough drivers available.

In this case, the school may wish for the teacher or coach to drive the school bus since they are going to the event anyway. However, to operate a school bus legally, teachers and coaches must undergo ELDT-compliant training and be properly licensed. ELDT training programs ensure they can safely drive a bus and understand what to do in emergencies.

As a leading school bus CDL training provider, Coastal Truck Driving School is equipped to train your staff, whether they are coaches, teachers, or administrative staff, on how to operate a school bus safely. Coastal is also an authorized third-party examiner, so when your team is done with our training program, we provide on-site testing and licensing. Ensure your team is confident in their abilities and properly trained with Coastal. Contact our office today to discuss our ELDT-compliant school bus CDL training.

Benefits of CDL School Bus Training

It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher, coach, or part of the administration; having the proper licensing and training for driving a school bus is a great addition to your skills and certifications. You become a more valuable employee and help reduce the chance of canceled field trips or games due to scheduling conflicts.

The convenience of having school staff able to drive a school bus can be a huge benefit for your school and your students. Coastal makes it even more convenient for you and the school as our school bus CDL training happens on your school’s grounds, so you don’t have to organize an off-site work trip.

[Related: How To Pass The CDL Test]

School Bus CDL Training Tailored to Your Needs

Whether your school needs refresher courses for already licensed staff or base-level training, a school bus CDL training program will have the school staff feeling confident in their abilities. To get the right certification and endorsements, you should make sure the CDL program will cover what you need.

To operate a school bus, you must obtain:

  • a Class B CDL
  • the passenger (P) endorsement
  • the school bus (S) endorsement

You may need to meet other requirements depending on your state and local laws. You should know exactly what endorsements you or others need to ensure you receive the proper certifications and training.

To meet your specific needs, Coastal tailors our class to your requirements and can even hold training and testing on your school grounds. Our school bus CDL training program is a fantastic addition to your summer break workshops and the best way to train and license your workforce. For more information, call our offices at 1-800-486-3639.

[Related: Types of CDL Endorsements]

Authorized Third-Party Examiner for School Bus CDL Testing

As a premier CDL training provider, Coastal is authorized by the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles to be a third-party examiner for CDL testing. So, as part of our school bus CDL program, we provide the testing required for obtaining your CDL and the required CDL endorsements for operating a school bus.