All school bus drivers must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a Kentucky school bus endorsement to transport pupils.
Udpated CDL License & Medical Card Information
Due to new federal requirements for 2012, the medical renewal and license renewal process is creating confusion. KDE suggests that districts use the following steps to expedite the process:
Start the license renewal and/or medical certification process at least 30 days before going to obtain or renew license/permit and/or at least 30 days before a physical expires.
Visit a physician for a physical and obtain the medical certification card.
Send a legible copy of the front and back of the completed medical card to the Division of Driver Licensing using one of the following three methods (include your address/phone number/email address for notice of approval):
Mail: 200 Mero St., Frankfort, KY 40622
All CDL holders/applicants will receive written notification via regular mail or email after their medical card has been received and processed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Division of Driver Licensing. Email may be printed out to serve as written notification. Upon receipt of written notification from the Division of Driver Licensing the school bus driver must take the written notification to the license issuing office in their county to obtain their license/permit or renew their existing license/permit.