New Hanover County Schools


Engaging Students, Achieving Excellence


Bus Driver Licensing

New Hanover County Schools employ only Commercial Driver Licensed (CDL-B Passenger/School Endorsements) school bus operators.  In an effort to provide the safest and most efficient transportation for students in New Hanover County, North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) offers classes to prospective school bus drivers throughout the year.  NCDMV teaches drivers how to operate a school bus safely, perform vehicle inspections, and manage student behavior.  The classes are taught by North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle instructors to qualified applicants.

Prospective candidates must complete and submit a NHCS Questionnaire for Prospective Bus Drivers form and an online School Bus Driver Application prior to being invited to attend the Bus Driver training class.

ALL potential applicants MUST complete the online application at prior to being invited to class.