Step One: Go to any DPS office, ask for CDL Class “B” book.
Step Two: Take the following tests.
Section 14 (Special Requirements). Once you pass section 14, you will be given class “B” permit. The permit will allow you to take the remaining test and practice driving with a trainer. You are given 90 days from that point to finish the remaining five tests and driving test with a DPS State Examiner
- Sections 1-3 (General knowledge)
- Section 4 (Passenger)
- Section 5 (Air Bakes)
- Section 10 (School buses)
- Section 11 (Pre-Trip Inspection)
Step Three: Pass MISD Transportation level one performance qualification test. The test includes: Exiting out of the back door of the bus in 25seconds, physically stepping through an opened emergency exit roof hatch and walking to a parked bus on the parking lot and back on the second floor within three minutes.
Step Four: View all Transportation videos, sign up with Transportation for 20hrs school bus certification class and DOT physical/medical card. Management may get you a temporary certification card for six months if you have never drove a school bus before or if your certification has been expired over two to five years but you must take the 20hrs school bus certification within the six months the temporary school bus certification is current.
Step Five: Behind the wheel training with Transportation Trainer-The training will take six days (three hours each day).