Driver Requirements for Becoming and Remaining a School Bus Driver in Michigan
|Age (Min. over 18, some employers require 21)|
|Medical physical (up to 2 years)|
|Medical diabetes (up to 12 months)|
|Criminal Record Check|
|Driving Record Check|
|Commercial Driver License and Endorsements|
|Group Designation B or C|
|Endorsements P and S, possibly air brakes|
|Commercial Skills Test for initial license|
|Commercial Skills Test for at fault traffic ticket|
|Drug and Alcohol Testing for CDL (47643N)|
|Drug and Alcohol previous employer verification|
|Beginning School Bus Driver class|
|School Bus Driver Continuing Education class|
*MDE (Michigan Department of Education) – Certifies school bus drivers and enforces education, license, and physical requirements.
*MDS (Michigan Department of State / Secretary of State) – Licenses school bus drivers and enforces CDL requirements.
*DOT (Department of Transportation) – Federal enforcement of DOT physical standards and drug testing requirements.