School Bus Driver Elizabeth NJ
School bus driver training for New Jersey starts with getting your endorsements. All of New Jersey school bus drivers employed or not must get both P (passenger) and S(school bus) endorsements
School Bus Driver Requirements
Passenger (P) endorsement requirements
You must be at least 21 years old and meet the following requirements:
20/40 vision in each eye (with our without corrective lenses)
70-degree peripheral vision in each eye
Be able to recognize red, green and amber colors
Be physically fit; submit a copy of a completed federal Medical Examinerâ€™s Certificate [pdf] and a copy of a Medical Examinerâ€™s Certificate every two years or as indicated by your physician
Pass a background check and fingerprint requirements; follow procedures for S endorsement
Complete a declaration form to select DOE, Non-DOE or public transportation of school-age children.
School bus (S) endorsement requirements
A commercial license school bus S endorsement is required for drivers transporting school-age children. Endorsement applicants are subject to background checks to drive a commercial vehicle to and from:.
School or school-related activity
Preschool center or nursery school
Daycare or seasonal residence camp
Child care center
To be eligible for an S endorsement, drivers operating under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education must pass a state & federal background check:
Additional requirements for Department of Education drivers
To renew a license, Department of Education drivers must:
Pass a background check; you should begin the submission as early as 90 days prior to the expiration of your â€śSâ€ť endorsement to make sure you will have the results of your criminal history check and Approval Letter prior to your expiration date.
School Bus Driver Training
Non-Department of Education school bus drivers, including day care & summer camp drivers, are not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education. To be eligible for an endorsement, drivers must pass a state background check.