School Bus Driver Training

school-bus-driverNeed Bus Training? Become a Bus Driver with Rohrer


The safety of our children is of utmost importance. At home and at school, we want them to feel safe and to go about learning and playing without concern. As adults and parents, it is our job to get them to and from school every day, which is why here at Rohrer Bus, we take school transportation very seriously. We are always looking for new, serious, dedicated people provide the school bus driver training and support that is required to help you become an important link in the education of children all across our state.



School Bus Driver Training Program


We feel that proper training in real-world situations is the only way to ensure you’re ready for the challenging yet rewarding job of school bus driving. There are several steps to our Rohrer school bus training program:

  • Overall training will take between 35 and 40 hours. If you’re capable and motivated, you can do it in less time, and we work closely with each trainee to monitor your progress and ensure you’re acquiring the knowledge and skills you need to be a top-notch school bus driver.
  • You will spend a minimum of 14 hours in the classroom, which is required by PA State Law. We schedule this training from Monday to Friday at our offices, to make it easy for you to fit it into your schedule. We use the additional time for company orientation and to make sure you are thoroughly informed about the job. You will learn the theories and rules of safe bus operation, as well as what to expect when interacting with children of all ages.
  • You will also follow 10-20 hours of hands-on, in-bus training, as you get comfortable driving a bus. Rohrer is a PennDOT certified training and testing facility. We take the time necessary for you to feel confident in your driving skills, and will only test and licence you once you feel you are ready for it.


Need a Job After Training? We are Looking for the Right People


Due to the nature of the bus driver’s job and the contact with children, there are several legal requirements that must be satisfied before becoming a bus driver. To qualify, you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older at the date of application
  • Be able to read, write, and communicate in English
  • Pass a physical examination that includes a tuberculosis test and drug screening
  • Have a satisfactory driving record (going back a minimum of 10 years)
  • Meet all legal requirements (FBI Background Clearance, PA State Criminal Record, PA Child Abuse Clearance)
  • Pass all required PA State Knowledge & Driving Tests, including CDL, School Bus, Passenger Endorsement, and Air Brake endorsement.

If you meet these requirements, and are interested in becoming a certified bus driver in Harrisburg, PA, we would love to hear from you. We have created a training plan that includes all of the steps and clearances you need to become a valued member of our team, and feel safe and confident when you finally hit the road.

It is in everyone’s best interest that our bus drivers feel positive, excited and motivated about the responsibilities they’re taking on as a bus driver. If you are interested in taking on this important role, contact us today, and we’ll help you become a member of the Rohrer Bus Team!


Give us a call, or fill in our online Contact Form today.