• Must be 21 years of age or older
    • Must obtain a Class B Commercial Driver's License with a Passenger and School Bus Endorsement

    Obtaining a CDL:

      • Complete a background check ($51.40 Fee)
      • Complete ELDT Theory Online Training Modules
      • Pass CDL Class B (Endorsements PS) Permit at Oneonta DMV ($25.00 Fee)
      • Register for the FMCSA Clearinghouse
      • Complete Alabama Bus Physical or DOT Physical ($50.00-$100.00 - Fees vary)
      • Complete a pre-employment drug test (Fees vary)
      • Complete at least 10 hours of training with Oneonta trainer
      • Create an AIM account with Alabama State Department of Education
      • Complete 3-day New Driver Class with the Alabama State Department
      • Score at least 80% on written test at the end of the new driver class
      • Pass Pre-Trip Inspection, Basic Control Skills Test (backing), and Driving Skills Test

    CDL Permit:

    • Pass 4 tests given at the license office. Study materials are available online and at local license office.
      1. General Knowledge
      2. Passenger
      3. Air Brakes
      4. School Bus

    How to apply:

    • Complete a classified application with the Alabama State Department of Education
    • Required Documentation:
      • Class B CDL PS Endorsements
      • Copy of high school diploma, college diploma, or GED
      • Copy of social security card
      • Pre-employment drug screening (must schedule with Transportation Supervisor)

    Maintaining CDL:

    • Drivers are required to attend a yearly 4 hour Recertification class

  • If interested in becoming a driver for Oneonta City, please reach out to the Transportation Supervisor. (205) 545-5913