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CDL School Bus Practice Test

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You will need your CDL school bus endorsement to drive a school bus. Take our CDL school bus practice test to prepare for your exam.

Our school bus test was created directly from the CDL manual that is the basis for the actual exam. We cover all topics you may be tested on.

Summary: Answer the school bus test questions below. To practice other endorsements, visit our CDL practice test hub.

CDL School Bus Practice Test

Find 2 practice exams for you to use below. Answer the questions and use the answer explanations at the end to learn important concepts.

Want to practice for other CDL endorsements? Use our free CDL practice tests to prepare for other sections of the exam.

If you prefer to practice with flashcards, use some CDL flashcards.

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CDL School Bus Test Overview

The CDL school bus test is an endorsement test that is needed by those individuals who wish to drive a school bus.

You must earn your CDL and passenger endorsement before you can earn this endorsement. You can take a passenger transport practice test to prepare for that.

The school bus endorsement test can vary from state to state but you can expect the following when taking the written exam:

  1. 20 total questions
  2. Multiple-choice format
  3. Need a passing score of 80% or higher (16 correct answers)

The CDL bus driver test will examine your knowledge on the following topics:

  1. Danger zones and use of mirrors
  2. Loading and unloading
  3. Emergency exit and evacuation
  4. Railroad-highway grade crossings
  5. Student management
  6. Antilock braking systems
  7. Special safety considerations

You can also expect to take a skills (road) test when earning this endorsement.

As stated earlier, school bus operations are regulated by state and local laws and regulation. The test may slightly vary depending on your state.

CDL School Bus Exam Overview

If you still need to earn your CDL, practice the general written exam and other sections you will be tested on by visiting our CDL driving test home.

School Bus Endorsement Test FAQs

It will depend on your state, but you can generally expect for there to be 20 questions. You will need to answer 80% of them correctly to pass the exam.

Yes, you will need your CDL license to add the school bus endorsement to it. You will also need a passenger endorsement.

This will vary depending on your state, but many states do require a road (skills) test when attempting to earn your school bus endorsement.

Gianni Evangelisti
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