Process for Getting a Bus License

  • Process for Obtaining a Bus Drivers Certificate

    Application

    • Use the following link to enter application
    • https://ats1.searchsoft.net/ats/app_login.shtml?COMPANY_ID=00008500
    • Choose “Create New Account”
    • Once you have created a user name and password log in to complete the application
    • Select Classified Under Application Type
    • Select School Board District 2
    • Select Phenix City Public Schools
    • You must include valid email addresses for people you list in references. An email will be sent to verify references.  Application can not be accepted until all references are verified.
    • Once application is complete when asked to “post or keep private, you choose This allow us to access application.
    • A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required. NO EXCEPTIONS
    • Please call (334) 298-2823 once application has been completed.

    Background Check

    • Click on this link to register and pay to have your background check done, https://www.aps.gemalto.com/al/index_adeNew.htm.This will take you to the Alabama DOE Applicant Processing Services Website
    • On Right side under Registration click Register Online.
    • Select Employment as a school bus driver
    • Complete registration and pay fee online.
    • Once you have complete and paid print your confirmation number. You will need this information when you go for fingerprinting. 
    • You must be registered and all fees paid online prior to arrival.
    • Fingerprinting will be done at Phenix City Schools Central Office. Please call to make an appointment for fingerprinting at Phenix City Schools Central Office 334-298-0534.

    Report to:

    Educational Services Center               Hours of operation:

    1212 9th Avenue                               Monday / Wednesday / Friday    8:30 am- 11:30 am

    Phenix City, AL 36867                       Tuesday / Thursday                   12:00 pm – 3:30 pm


     

    MVR (Motor Vehicle Report)

    • Must be obtained from State Driver’s License Center

    Alabama residents:                            Driver’s License Center

                                                                1220 Fox Run Avenue # 102

                                                                Opelika, AL 36801

                                                                (334) 742-9986

    DOT Physical

    • Must successfully pass a DOT Physical

    CDL Learners

    • Four part written test must be completed in order to obtain CDL learners with school bus and passenger endorsements.
    • Alabama Residents can obtain a booklet from Phenix City School Transportation Department to study.

    Training

    • 20 hours of training with our local trainer is provided to driver candidate prior to state of Alabama new driver school

    New Driver school

    • Four-day class
    • Road test, pre-trip inspection, and air brake test will be administered at this class

    Fees

    • Fees are not charged by Phenix City Schools. Fees are charged by the agency administering services.
    • MVR $9.00
    • DOT Physical $65.00 - $100.00
    • Fingerprinting $48.15
    • CDL Testing Fee $25.00  (If you must retake a portion of the test $5.00 per

      section to retake will be charged)

    • CDL Learners Permit $36.25
    • CDL License $56.25

    Documents

    • Copy of CDL Learners
    • MVR Report
    • High school Diploma, G.E.D., or College Transcripts
    • DOT Physical

     

    NOTE: Fees are NOT charged by the Phenix City Schools. They are charged by the State of Alabama, Background Check Provider and the medical provider for your physical.