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Is a school or church bus driver required to obtain a CDL?

§383.3 - Applicability  

Guidance Q&A

Question 1: Is a school or church bus driver required to obtain a CDL?

 

Guidance: Yes, if the driver operates a vehicle designed to transport 16 or more people (including the driver) or that has a GVWR or GVW, whichever is higher, of 26,001 pounds or more.

Regulatory Topic: Commercial Driver License Standards – School and Church Bus Drivers
Effective Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Issued Date: Friday, March 1, 2019