Gianni Evangelisti Authored By: Gianni Evangelisti

If you want to drive a school bus, you will need to pass a CDL school bus endorsement test.'s school bus practice tests will help you pass your exam on the first try.

Our exams are taken directly from the official Commercial Driver's License (CDL) manual that is the basis for the actual exam.  View the CDL school bus test questions and answers below.

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The School Bus exam will cover the following topics:

  • Danger Zones and Use of Mirrors
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Emergency Exit and Evacuation
  • Railroad-highway Grade Crossings
  • Student Management
  • Antilock Braking Systems
  • Special Safety Considerations

School bus operations are regulated by state and local laws and regulations.  To be sure you understand all of the state's regulations, you should study your state's CDL manual.  For more information on obtaining a Commercial Driver's License, visit our CDL section.

In general, to get a school bus driver's license, you will need to do the following:

  • Pass a physical health exam
    • Natural or corrected vision of at least 20/40
    • Pass a drug test
    • No impairments of arms, hands, or legs that would interfere with ability to operate a school bus
  • Meet your state's eligibility requirements
    • Minimum age of 18 or 21 depending on your state
    • Clean driving record (typically less than 4 points on your license)
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass your written knowledge tests
  • Get your Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP)
  • Take any state mandated school bus driver's training courses
  • Take and pass your driving skills test
  • Meet any state specific requirements
    • First aid training
    • Specific training requirements
    • Driving hours with experienced school bus driver

How do I prepare for the CDL school bus exam?

One of the best way to prepare for the CDL school bus exam is by taking free practice exams. Our free practice exams cover all subjects that will be tested on the CDL school bus exam. Our free practice tests also include answer explanations to help students learn as much material as possible.

What is the CDL school bus test?

The CDL school bus test is an endorsement test that is needed by those individuals who wish to drive a school bus. Before receiving a school bus endorsement, an individual must qualify for a passenger endorsement.

What is on the CDL school bus test?

The CDL school bus test covers the following topics - danger zones and use of mirrors, loading and unloading, emergency exit and evacuation, railroad-highway grade crossings, student management, antilock braking systems, and special safety considerations.



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