Become a School Bus Driver

  • Bus Driver Virtual Training Classes
                                 Class Dates:                             

     May 2-5, 2022
    Register by April 22, 2022

    May 16-19, 2022

    Register by May 6, 2022

    May 31-June 3, 2022

    Register by May 20, 2022

    June 13-16, 2022

    Register by June 3, 2022

    June 27-30, 2022

    Register by June 17, 2022

    July 5-8, 2022

    Register by June 24, 2022

    July 18-21, 2022

    Register by July 8, 2022

    August 1-4, 2022

    Register by July 22, 2022

    August 15-18, 2022

    Register by August 5, 2022

    August 29-September 1, 2022

    Register by August 19, 2022

    September 6-9, 2022

    Register by August 26, 2022

    September 19-22, 2022

    Register by September 9, 2022

    October 3-6, 2022

    Register by September 23, 2022

    October 17-20, 2022

    Register by October 7, 2022

    October 31-November 3, 2022

    Register by October 21, 2022

    November 14-17, 2022

    Register by November 4, 2022

    November 28-December 1, 2022

    Register by November 18, 2022

    December 12-15, 2022

    Register by December 2, 2022


    Application Process for Bus Drivers or Substitute Bus Drivers

    Prior to applying for a Bus Driver or Substitute Bus Driver position, please review the mandatory NCDOT physical and legal requirements for the position as outlined in the North Carolina School Bus Handbook which is available at any Driver License Office or on-line at

    1.   Create an online "Bus Driver" application through this link: Bus Driver Online Application

    2.   A minimum of a High School Diploma or G.E.D. is required in order to be considered for hire as a Bus Driver with Onslow County Schools. You will need to scan and upload your HS diploma, GED with grades, or official transcripts to your application.

    3.   References require an active email address and will need to be professional only, please NO family or friends.

    4.   If you do not currently hold a NC Driver’s license you will need to obtain one before completing the application. You will also need to contact DMV for the state you were previously licensed and request a 3-5 year driving record, which will need to be scanned and uploaded with application.

    5.   If selected for an interview, we will contact you to set up a date and time.

    •  A pre-employment criminal background check will be performed. See the North Carolina School Bus Handbook for the legal requirements for the position.

    6.   Successfully complete the Bus Driver Licensing Class which is offered through the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV). 

    Contact the OCS Transportation Department at 910-455-5037, if you have any questions or problems.