CDL SCHOOL BUS TRAINING & TESTING

Steps to attain a school bus endorsement with a CDL license:

  • Make an appointment for a School Bus Driver’s Physical (DL-704).
  • Take a 20-hour training course, which consists of 14 hours of classroom time and six hours of driving time with a certified instructor.
  • Take a computer test at a PennDOT center, which consists of four tests:
    • CDL general knowledge test,
    • air brake test,
    • passenger endorsement test, and
    • school bus endorsement test.
  • Take the driving test, which consists of three tests:
    • inspection test,
    • skills test, and
    • driving test.

 
THIRD-PARTY TESTING

We provide third-party testing for Class B and C CDL licenses.

The testing site is located at 61 Berkley Road, Reading, PA 19605  (directions)

To schedule testing you must have a CDL-licensed driver come with you for the test unless you plan to use one of our vehicles.

The driving test consists of three tests:

  • an inspection test,
  • a skills test, and
  • a driving test

The cost for each test (or retest) is $150.

If you plan to use one of our vehicles, the CDL test costs $375, which includes a minimum of 2 hours training. Drivers Must have a Passenger endorsement on their permit. Additional hours available at $75 an hour.

To schedule testing, call Kathi Raifsnider at 610-987-8620 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



contact:
Kathi Raifsnider – 610-987-8620 – katrai@berksiu.org