CDL Training

CIESC recognizes the challenges school districts face with recruiting and training prospective bus drivers. We have developed a program initiative that provides assistance in these areas by working directly with our member, and partnering school districts, to train future bus drivers earn their Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) as well as their Commercial Drivers License (CDL) by providing resources, range and road training, and more.

If you have considered becoming a bus driver, CIESC can help you through the process!

We will help you...

  • Get connected with a school district.
  • Study for and obtain CLP.
  • Complete DOE pre-service class and behind-the-wheel range/road training.
  • Prepare for the BMV skills test.
  • Obtain CDL license.

CIESC training will be approximately 20-30 hours.

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Are you a district administrator?

CIESC will work directly with school districts to train prospective bus drivers to help them prepare for the BMV CLP tests and skills test.

CIESC Responsibilities

  • Recruitment and marketing for new drivers
  • Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) exam resources and tutoring
  • Behind the wheel range and road training based on FMCSA requirements
  • Accompany trainee to the training site for skills test

District Responsibilities

  • Provide information to trainees to obtain CLP.
  • Provide onboarding processes: hiring incentives, background check, DOT physical, and pre-employment drug/alcohol tests.
  • Provide the Trainee information to register for the FMCSA D&A Clearing house.
  • Enter trainee into D.O.E. website and will sign them up for the ELDT Theory / Pre-service class.
  • Report observation/driving time to D.O.E (provided by CIESC) and obtains trainee’s Yellow Card.

Trainee Responsibilities

  • Complete items directed by the district.
  • Study for and obtain CLP.
  • Complete DOE pre-service class and behind-the-wheel range/road training.
  • Complete BMV skills test.

CIESC training will be approximately 20-30 hours.

District Cost

Non-Members
$1000
CIESC Members
$750

Training Locations

North – CIESC  at the Pyramids

West – Avon School Transportation

South – TBD

East – TBD

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