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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

  • Sep 6  -  8
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by Aug 26
     

  • Sep 19 - 21
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by Sep 9
     

  • Oct 3 -  5
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by Sep 23
     

  • Oct 17 - 19
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by Oct 7
     

  • Oct 31 - Nov 2
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by Oct 21
     

  • Nov 14 - 16
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by Nov 4
     

  • Nov 28 - 30
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by Nov 18
     

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

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