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Driver Training Program

First Student is committed to your success. Our driver training program will develop you into a professional school bus driver from Commercial Learner’s Permit to CDL, and beyond. Click the button below to start your training journey.
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EXPLORE OUR TRAINING PROGRAMS

No experience? No problem. Our signature driver training programs will equip you with everything you need to provide unmatched care and the safest ride to school for your student passengers. Whether you’re an entry-level driver or a veteran, we offer something for you. Our industry-leading driver training and onboarding program meets FMCSA Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements. Ongoing safety training is provided throughout the year to refresh topics trained during our Professional Driver Development Program (PDDP) and introduce new concepts to the driver’s toolkit.

Prepare for the Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) Test

In this free course, taught by First Student trainers, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to earn your CLP, authorizing you to practice driving on public roads.

Earn your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

With a focus on go/no-go decision-making, behind-the-wheel skills and maneuvering, and customer service, our training program prepares you for success as a professional school bus driver.

Understand Special Transportation Needs

Comprehensive training is provided for drivers who will be transporting students with special needs. We focus on understanding student behavior, working with parents and navigating and securing specialized equipment.

First Student Training

A comprehensive training program and skilled trainers prepare drivers to provide a safe ride and positive experience. ​

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