Steps for CDL Certification

Jacksboro ISD CDL Process

 To obtain a CDL you must:

  1. Apply at, pass a background check, have fingerprints done, clean driving record, and be employed by JISD.

  2. Pass a DOT physical - Medical Exam Report and a copy of the Medical Exam Certificate must be turned into the JISD Transportation Director.                                                                                                         

    • Note: Medical Exam Certificate must be kept on your person while operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle (School Bus). 

  3. Take Texas School Bus Driver Safety and Training Course. These courses are offered at a regional service center. Jacksboro ISD is serviced by the Region 9 Educational Service Center in Wichita Falls, Texas. We also use Region 11 ESC out of Ft. Worth, Texas.

  4. Pass required Texas Department of Public Safety test for a Class B driver license with Passenger(P) and School Bus(S) Endorsements. You will be required to show 5 forms of identification to take your tests. Your driver's license, social security card, birth certificate, 2 bills with your name and verified address on it. Your name must be on the bill.  Sections required to study in the Texas CDL Handbook are:

    • Class B License - 1,2,3,4,5,10,11,12,13, and 14. You will have to take 5 tests. 

    • Class A License - 1,2,3,4,5,6,10,11,12,13, and 14. 

    • Minimum requirement is Class B for a School Bus. 

      • Test 1 - Texas Commercial Rules - Chapter 14 - 20 Questions

      • Test 2 - General Knowledge - Chapter 1,2,& 3 - 50 Questions

      • Test 3 - Air Brakes - Chapter 5 - 25 Questions 

      • Test 4 - Passenger - Chapter 4 - 20 Questions

      • Test 5 - School Bus - Chapter 10 - 20 Questions

  5. Schedule a driving test with a school bus. You will need to study again sections 2.1,5,10,11,12, and 13. This will help you with the inspection and driving test. You will schedule a driving test online. Click here to see information regarding the driving test (Texas DPS)


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