How to Become a BCS School Bus Driver

Thank you for considering becoming a BCS School Bus Driver!

Get started on your way in a few easy steps;

  1. Look at what bus driving Jobs are available and submit an application for one or more! (Remember which school(s) you applied to)

  2. Reach out to the school(s) and speak with the administrator over buses about the position you applied for.

  3. That administrator will get some information from you so they can register you for an upcoming bus driver class.

  4. Once registered you will receive an email with instructions and a deadline (Docusign). Follow the instructions in that email successfully and you will receive a final email with the necessary class information.

Classes are 3 Full Days of Online Training (Mon, Tues, & Wed) - 7:45 am - 5 pm + 1 Day Testing, (Thurs)

Upcoming Class Dates

2022

  • Oct 31-Nov 2 (Test Day 11/3) - Registration Deadline 10/21

  • Nov 14-16 (Test Day 11/17) - Registration Deadline 11/4

  • Nov 28-30 (Test Day 12/1) - Registration Deadline 11/18

  • Dec 12-14 (Test Day 12/15) - Registration Deadline 12/2

2023

  • Jan 9-11 (Test Day 1/12) - Registration Deadline 12/29/22

  • Jan 23-25 (Test Day 1/26) – Registration Deadline 1/12

  • Feb 6-8 (Test Day 2/9) – Registration Deadline 1/26

  • Feb 20-22 (Test Day 2/23) – Registration Deadline 2/9

  • Mar 6-8 (Test Day 3/9) – Registration Deadline 2/23

BCS Bus Garage is located at 74 Washington Ave., Woodfin, NC 28804.

If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 828-232-4240.

Now hiring bus drivers recruitment flyer

TSA Information

The Buncombe County Schools’ Transportation Department and Special Services have offered a training program since April 2001 for bus drivers and transportation safety assistants (TSAs) who transport students with disabilities.

The program was developed to provide safer school transportation for students with disabilities.

It is imperative that each bus driver and TSA who transports students with disabilities receive this training. Since January 1, 2002, at least one person who has completed the program is required on a special education school bus or activity bus that is transporting wheelchair students, with the preference being for both the assigned driver and TSA to be certified.

If you are interested in taking this class, please see your schools designated person in charge of buses for details and to get registered. Candidates must be employed prior to signing them up for the class.

TSA Pay Schedule