Montana School Bus Contractors Association

Montana School Bus Contractors Association


Driver Information

Driver Information

  1. What are the driver qualifications to drive a school bus in Montana?

    A. Must have completed 5 years of licensed driving.

    B. Must have a current Commercial Drivers License for the size of bus that the person will be driving.

    * "S" Endorsement

    * "P" Endorsement

    * Air Brakes if the bus is equipped with them

    C. Must have a current Medical Card from a qualified Medical Screener.

    * Beginning June 1, 2012 drivers must provide proof of a current medical card to the Motor  Vehicle  Division. Letters will be sent to CDL Drivers prior to the June 1 deadline explaining the process.

    D. Must have a current First Aid Card.

    E. Must complete 10 hours of School Bus Driver Training annually.

    F. When driving a bus, the driver SHALL carry a current Bus Driver Certificate signed by School Board Chair.

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