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How do I obtain a school bus (S) endorsement to transport pre-primary, primary or secondary school students to home/school and to school events?
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Please read our CDL_Classifications Customer Information Publication for specific requirements.

The following are required before visiting our Driver License Office (DLO) to take your Written Exams for a School Bus (S) Endorsement (written exams are available for Manatee County residents only):

  1. Schedule an appointment online.
  2. Complete a Driver License Application, and bring the completed application to your appointment.
  3. For a complete list of acceptable identity documents, visit

Note: Exams must be started before 4:00 PM at the latest and be completed by 4:50 PM.

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