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Become a Bus Driver

Interested in becoming a bus driver? Follow these steps

  •  Step 1: Must submit an application with the Hoke County Schools Board of Education. Click Here.
  •  Step 2: Must attend N.C. school bus training class held by the DMV for three days from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
  •  Step 3: Must pass a drug test and DOT Medical (The cost of these tests will be $ 50 for the drug test and $ 70 for the DOT Medical) 
  •  Step 4: Must obtain and hold a Commercial Drivers Permit for fourteen days (cost of permit is $ 73.25)
  •  Step 5: Must attend behind-the-wheel training for three days with the DMV representative.
  •  Step 6: Must obtain a Commercial Driver's License (cost of license is $ 90.00)
  •  Step 7: Must have background and fingerprint check completed before driving 
  • ***(all costs will be reimbursed after one year of service)
Bus Driver Salary Schedule Number of Years Pay Per Hour
Credited Years Driving 0-7 $18.00
  8-11 $18.29
  12-15 $18.87
  16-22 $19.25
  23-27 $20.22
  28+ $20.93