School Bus Driver CDL Program

School Bus Driver CDL Program

Requirements Before You Start

  • Obtain your School Bus Driving Permit by successfully passing the written school bus, pre-trip, passenger, air brakes, and general knowledge tests at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
  • Before taking a general knowledge written test for your Bus Permit, you can pick up a DOT Manual at the DMV office.
  • Commercial Learners Permit is $12 (as of February 2016)
  • Medical Examiners Certificate (DOT Physical – commonly referred to as a long-form)

About the Program

This two-week training program ensures you are fully prepared with the knowledge and skills to safely operate a commercial bus or school bus and you can obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Passenger Endorsement. You will receive 80 hours of instruction in a classroom, on driving simulators, and by driving a 48 ft school bus on the driving range and on the road. Topics covered will include basic operations of the bus, safe operating practices, advanced operating practices, vehicle maintenance, and non-vehicle maintenance. Our DOT Certified Examiner will test every student at the end of the course. Exam Fee is included.

  • Classes meet: Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Location: Iowa Western Community College – Co Bluffs Campus

Available Courses

This two-week training program ensures you are fully prepared with the knowledge and skills to safely operate a commercial bus or school bus and you can obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Passenger Endorsement. You will receive 80 hours of instruction in a classroom, on driving simulators, and by driving a 48 ft school bus on the driving range and on the road. To register for this class, you must be sponsored/employed by an area school.

Class meets: Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 3:00pm 

Start Date: 08/05/24
End Date: 08/16/24
Seats Available: 6
Cost: $1200
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

This two-week training program ensures you are fully prepared with the knowledge and skills to safely operate a commercial bus or school bus and you can obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Passenger Endorsement. You will receive 80 hours of instruction in a classroom, on driving simulators, and by driving a 48 ft school bus on the driving range and on the road. To register for this class, you must be sponsored/employed by an area school.

Class meets M-F, 8-5pm

Start Date: 07/15/24
End Date: 07/26/24
Seats Available:
Cost: $1200
Location: Council Bluffs Campus


Refunds: You may cancel your registration 10 business days prior to the start of the class date and receive a 100% refund excluding the $50 non-refundable processing fee. If contacting outside Iowa Western Community College’s Business and Community Education Department hours, leave a voicemail and or send the department an email. Iowa Western Business and Community Education Department is not responsible for refunds if contact is not pursued via voicemail and or email. In compliance with the IWCC policy, refunds will only be produced in the form of a check.  A check will be issued within 14 business days after the refund is admitted to the customer. A refund will be sent to the customer’s address that is on file. Certain program restrictions may apply. Contact Business and Community Education for more details at ce@iwcc.edu.

 

Cancellations: Iowa Western reserves the right to cancel any class where difficulties arise in staffing or scheduling and or where minimum enrollment is not achieved.  A full refund will be issued for all canceled classes.