Steps to become a BCS School Bus Driver
For potential candidates looking to become a Buncombe County Schools Bus Driver, below you will find the necessary information.

If you are interested in driving for Asheville City Schools, please contact Sue Tripp @ 828-350-6152.

Becoming a BCS Bus Driver FAQ's


Steps to become a BCS Bus Driver

Go to our application website, submit an application, and apply for any of the bus driving positions you are interested in.

Contact the school that posted the position and speak with an administrator/assistant in charge of buses.  Let them know you would like to be enrolled in an upcoming class and that you have submitted an application.

*If there is not a posted position at the school you are looking to apply to, you can still submit your application and go through this process.  If you do this please contact BCS Transportation to get enrolled in an upcoming class.


Upcoming Classes
*Priority will be on filling open yellow bus driver positions*

Feb 26-28     8:30 am - 3:30 pm     Max Class Capacity=30

Class Locations:
BCS Bus Garage @
74 Washington Ave., Woodfin, NC 28804

Once class capacity has been reached we will notify applicants if they are on the waiting list.
Please make sure your contact information is correct & up to date!

  • Candidates must (in order);

Meet the NC DOT requirements to obtain a CDL
Attend all class sessions (usually 3 days).
Take and pass the tests at the end of class.
Contact the school you have applied for and ask if they would recommend you to the position.
The school should provide you a BCS Welcome Letter (For new hires to BCS).
Complete the online forms at the website listed in the BCS Welcome letter within 48 hrs of receiving it.
Contact Josh Francis @ BCS Transportation (828-232-4240) to schedule/complete a DOT Physical/Pre-Employment Drug Screening
Go to DMV to submit DOT Physical Certificate & obtain CDL Permit (Ensure it is at least a Class B with P & S endorsements).
*NC DOT requires a 2 week waiting period before a driver may do their roadwork.
Schedule & attend road work sessions (usually 3 days) with DMV School Bus Safety Trainers.
Pass road test at end of road work.
Go to DMV to obtain CDL License.
Bring your temporary CDL License and original receipts (Permit & License) to Josh Francis @ BCS Transportation
BCS Transportation will issue a Pocket Card/Certificate and add you to the Master Active Driver List

*A candidate may not drive for a school unless they have done all the aforementioned steps and have received a clear background check from HR!



Additional questions? Buncombe County Transportation Department can be reached at 828-232-4240



Driver Resources
NC Bus Safety Website
NCDOT School Bus Driver Information
NCDOT DMV School Bus Driver Handout
CDL Manual
BCS Bus Driver Pay Scale

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