Pupil Transportation

CDL Information

Published: 9/26/2023 11:25 AM

​​​​​​The Kentucky Department of Education has compiled a list of information regarding Commercial Driver's License (CDL)​ information in relation to the duties of a Certified ​School Bus Driver.​

​Basic Requirements

  • ​​All certified Kentucky School Bus Drivers must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a school bus endorsement (S) and passenger transport (P) endorsement.
  • All certified Kentucky School Bus Drivers​​ must have a medical exam completed by and certificate signed by an individual listed on the​ National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners​​ on file with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.​​
  • To view a comprehensive list of ​school bus drivers' qualifications, responsibilities and training requirements, please review 702 KAR 5:080.​

CDL Applications and Renewals

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet CDL Document Portal is used to submit a CDL application and update CDL information, including endorsements, medical exam certificate renewals and self-certification renewals.

NOTE: Once a medical exam certificate is uploaded, please​​​ send an email to KYTC.CDLSchoolBus@ky.gov to inform them of the upload. In this email. only include the school bus driver's name and license number. Do not include documentation in this email.

For information on CDL regulations or questions regarding licensing of commercial drivers, call the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at (502) 564-1257 or visit the Kentucky​​ Transportation Cabinet's Commercial Driver's License webpage​.

Technical Assistance​

  • For technical assistance regarding the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, please email fmctechsup@dot.gov or call (617)-494-3003.​​​
  • ​For any medical and health-related questions pertaining to School Bus Driver medical exams, please email fmcsamedical@dot.gov or call (202)-366-4001.​​​​
Photo of a school bus driver sitting in the front seat of a school bus.

CDL Information

​For information on how to earn your CDL, please review the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Commercial Driver's License webpage.​ 



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