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Become a Bus Driver

 

New Hanover County Schools' Transportation Department offers the safest mode of transportation for students driven by a team of professional and dedicated school bus drivers. We can help you have a rewarding career and will support you every step of the way to becoming a bus driver.

The journey begins by attending free classes offered by NC Department of Motor Vehicles either online or in person. DMV and NHCS teaches drivers how to operate a school bus safely, perform vehicle inspections, and manage student behavior. Our recruitment team will guide you through the process and once hired, partner you with a mentor to ensure your success.

We offer a competitive wage starting at $16 per hour, a $1000 bonus to new drivers, and a full scope of benefits. Current school employees can earn a $1000 referral bonus, too!

In addition to obtaining a Commercial Driver's License with Passenger and Bus endorsements, prospective candidates must complete an online School Bus Driver Application at  Applitrack.

Upcoming  Virtual Classes

  • Dec 12 - 14
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Dec 2

  • Jan 9 - 11
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Dec 21

  • Jan 23 - 25
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Jan 12
     
  • Feb 6 - 8
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Jan 26
  • Feb 20 - 22
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Feb 9
  • Mar 6 - 8
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Feb 23
  • Mar 20 - 22
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Mar 9
  • Apr 10 - 12
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Mar 30
  • Apr 24 - 26
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Apr 13
  • May 8 - 10
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Apr 27
  • May 22 - 24
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on May 11
  • Jun 5 - 7
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on May 25
  • Jun 19 - 21
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Jun 8
  • Jul 10 - 12
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Jun 29
  • Jul 24 - 26
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Jul 13

*Contact Cholly Farrow at 910-254-4154 or carole.farrow@nhcs.net for additional information regarding bus driving classes above.