What are the Requirements to Drive a Bus?
These vary from state to state. In Minnesota, you must apply for a Commercial Driver’s Licence (CDL) before you’re able to operate commercial vehicles such as school buses. For more information on this process, click here.
To get a CDL, you must have held a commercial learner’s permit for at least fourteen days and have valid proof of U.S. citizenry (passport, social security number, etc.). You must also be over eighteen years of age; if the job requires you to cross state lines in your commercial vehicle, you must be over 21 years of age.