SCHOOL BUS DRIVER OR INSPECTOR

To drive a school bus for an accredited school in the state of Oklahoma, a school bus driver must possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) of the appropriate class for the vehicle driven with a school bus (S) and a passenger (P) endorsement.

Submitting the application below is your first step. Your application will then be reviewed and you will be contacted. If you have any questions you may reach us at 918-352-7316.

School Bus Driver Certification

ENROLL

Enroll online below with Central Tech for the School Bus Driver Training Course. Upon receiving the application Central Tech will reach out to cover requirements for steps 2 and 3.

ONLINE CURRICULUM

Students must purchase and complete the Bumper-to-Bumper computer-based theory training prior to the course start date. The Bumper-to-Bumper computer-based theory training costs $76.45 and will require a PO or payment to receive the online curriculum. Upon Central Tech receiving the PO or payment, Central Tech will supply the curriculum to the student. The online curriculum will be available February 1, 2022 and is a self-paced course. The online course must be complete before attending training.

PERMIT

Students must obtain their Class B permit with the proper P and S endorsements prior to the course start date. Students must hold their permit 15 days prior to their first test date.

The written test for the permit must be taken at DPS. You must provide DPS with an original or a certified copy of a state issued birth certificate or passport, and proof or Oklahoma residency. 

You must take and pass the following test to obtain your class B permit with the P and S endorsements:

  • General Knowledge (Chapters 1,2, & 3 of the CDL manual)
  • Passengers (Chapter 4 of the CDL manual)
  • Air Brakes (Chapter 5 of the CDL manual) * If your school has buses with Air Brakes 
  • School Bus (Chapter 10 of the CDL manual)
  • CLASS INFORMATION:
    • All classes include two (2) weeks of behind-the-wheel on campus driver training.
    • The CDL test day will be the Monday following the two weeks of BTW.
    • 10 person minimum per class.
    • Two (2) instructors minimum per class.
  • COST:
    • Schools within the Central Tech district = $76.45 ($76.45 for online curriculum + free for behind-the-wheel training).
    • Schools outside the Central Tech district = $526.45 ($76.45 for online curriculum + $450.00 for behind-the-wheel training).
  • OTHER DETAILS:
    • Central Tech will provide all materials and buses with Air Brakes (School district must provide hydraulic bus if no air brakes are required).
    • Central Tech will be responsible for scheduling tests and retests.
  • Questions? Call 918-352-7316 for information. 

Students Must Have:

Students MUST have a Class B learner’s permit with the proper P and S endorsements prior to the course start date and a copy faxed to 918.352.4522 or emailed to tdtadmissions@centraltech.edu. Students must hold their permit 15 days prior to their first test date. Students will not be allowed to start class without permit.

2022 Bus Driver Class Dates:

Permit & Online
Curriculum Due By
Class DatesDaysTimesTest Date
5/165/23-6/3M-F7:00a-4:00p6/6
5/306/6-6/17M-F7:00a-4:00p6/20
6/136/20-7/1M-F7:00a-4:00p7/5
7/17/11-7/22M-F7:00a-4:00p7/25
7/187/25-8/5M-F7:00a-4:00p8/8
8/18/8-8/19M-F7:00a-4:00p8/22

School Bus Inspector Certification

As of July 1, 2021, all current and prospective school bus inspectors will be required to have an Oklahoma School Bus Inspector certificate.

Central Tech offers the one day inspector class, 8:00a-4:00p, as we have enrollment to fill a class.

To enroll:

Enroll Today (Step 1)

Fill out the form below to enroll.

Nondiscrimination Notice

Central Technology Center, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1974, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age in any of its policies, practices or procedures. These equal opportunity provisions include, but are not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, educational services, treatments, or access to programs or activities. Students are admitted to programs based on their interests, indicators of ability to succeed in their chosen occupation, aptitude and prior performance in school and work. Other factors may be considered that affect the student’s ability to fully participate or complete a program or to obtain professional credentials at the program’s conclusion. Career training is organized through the National Career Clusters Framework and is offered in Architecture & Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications; Business, Management & Administration; Education & Training; Health Science; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to:

  • Title VII coordinator is LaDonna Gear, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551
  • Title IX coordinator for Drumright campus is LaDonna Gear Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551
  • Title IX coordinator for Sapulpa campus is Kim Howard, Sapulpa Campus Director, 918.224.9300
  • Section 504 coordinator for Drumright campus is LaDonna Gear, Campus Director, 918.352.2551
  • Section 504 coordinator for Sapulpa campus is Kim Howard, Sapulpa Campus Director, 918.224.9300
  • ADA coordinator is LaDonna Gear, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551
  • Compliance coordinator is LaDonna Gear, Assistant Superintendent, 918.352.2551

Central Technology Center
3 CT Circle
Drumright, OK, 74030