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Detailed Information for: School Bus Driver Certificate
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Updated: 7/7/2014
Description: Allows an individual to operate a school bus. No person shall transport pupils in a school bus or a vehicle that has a capacity of more than 20 passengers and not subject to regulations promulgated by the Oregon Department of Transportation or U.S. Department of Transportation, unless such person has a valid School Bus Driver's Permit or Certificate or is a temporary driver, approved by ODE. No person shall transport pupils in a school bus of any size or type without first receiving documented instruction in its safe operation. School bus driver applicants need to work with a school district or contractor to become qualified.
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 581-053-0220
Duration: 1-2 years depending on age and physical condition
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  None
Responsible Agency: Oregon Department of Education - Pupil Transportation
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
Prerequisites: Requirements for an Original Certificate:

* Possess a correct Commercial Driver┐s License (CDL) with proper endorsements S and P.
* Complete and pass a physical examination based on the qualifications referenced in OAR 581-053-0220.
* Pass a School Bus Skills Test.
* Pass a driving record check with no more than 30 points on record.
* After employment has been offered, pass a fingerprint check with no crimes referenced in ORS 342.143 on record.
* Complete 15 hours of Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) Training.
* Complete the Core Course.
* Possess a valid First Aid Card.
* Be certified by a school district or other pupil transportation entity as a School Bus Driver.
Application Form: School Bus Driver's Certificate, Form 581-2278
Service Links:  Requirements for a Permit, Original, or Renewal of a School Bus Driver's Certificate
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Required Documentation: Proof of attainment of prerequisites.
Additional Information: License specific contact information

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Oregon Department of Education - Pupil Transportation
E-mail Address: buslicense@ode.state.or.us
Phone: 503-947-5600
Mail Address: 255 Capitol St NE

Salem, OR 97310
Website Information: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=182

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