If you are going to be in a position that puts you behind the wheel of a Community Transit bus, paratransit van or other agency vehicle as a bus driver, mechanic or transportation supervisor, a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required.
If you are offered a Bus Driver Trainee position, CDL’s aren’t required at the time you are hired. However, you will need a CDL Class B (and take all necessary written exams) before starting Coach Operator training. Community Transit provides coach operators paid training to get a full CDL when they are hired.
Additional Community Transit positions requiring a CDL include, but are not limited to:
If you are hired as a Bus Driver Trainee, you will need to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License Class B instructional permit (and take all of the necessary written exams) before you start class:
If you have a current CDL from another state, it’s transferable! Get the transfer process underway by visiting the DOL website.
During your training, we will prepare you to take the second set of tests for your CDL, the “skills tests,” which include:
We will also:
We will provide you with an “Employer Certificate of Training Completion" which you will need in order to obtain your CDL.
Please note that your CDL license and endorsements require additional fees when obtaining and renewing your license. You are responsible for these fees (see state website for current fee rates).