Bus Driver Courses

Bus Driver Course Learn to drive straight, non-articulated passenger transit vehicles like bobtails, school buses, shuttle buses, and transit buses with Dootson’s bus driver courses. We provide all the training and experience you will need to pass your DMV exams and receive your bus driver’s license.

Classroom Instruction

In order to obtain your bus driver’s license, you will have to pass written tests administered by the California DMV. When you enroll in a bus driver course with Dootson, we will help you prepare for the written Class B Permit Test needed for hands-on driving training, as well as the general road test and passenger endorsement test required for your actual license. Our classroom training consists of a 30-minute orientation and about 15 thirty-minute classroom sessions distributed as follows:

DOT Regulations 4
Regulating Agencies 1
Rules of the Road 6
Air Systems 3
Pre-trip Inspections 3
Transmissions 1
Engines 1
Adverse Conditions 2
Defensive Driving 8

Street Instruction

Dootson’s certified instructors will also help prepare you for the road portion of your DMV exam. We offer hands-on field instruction covering pre-trip essentials and driving skills, with special emphasis on backing and parallel parking. You should expect to take about 17 forty-five minute sessions distributed as follows:

Rules of the Road 2
Pretrip Inspection 2
Defensive Driving 2
Turns 1
Lane Choice 1
Railroad Crossings 1
Intersections 1
Backing 2
Hill Driving 1
Freeway Driving 1
Defensive Driving 3

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