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The school bus endorsement applies to applicants who wish to drive a school bus in any Class A or B CDL. To add an S endorsement to your CLP/CDL, you must pass the West Virginia school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The WV CDL bus test consists of 20 questions, and you'll need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%). The knowledge test covers the following sections of the West Virginia CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this WV CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. When you double your speed from 20 to 40 mph, the braking distance:
is 4 times longer.
stays about the same.
increases slightly.
2. The standee line:
shows riders where they cannot stand.
is used at bus stops.
tells the school bus driver where to steer.
is part of the braking system.
3. When stopping, you should bring the school bus to a full stop how many feet away from students at the bus stop?
At least 10 feet
At least 25 feet
At least 5 feet
At least 50 feet
4. When approaching a traffic light that has been green for a long time, you should:
speed up to get through the light.
maintain your current speed.
start slowing down and be ready to stop.
None of the above.
5. Which of the following statements about fueling a bus with riders is true?
It should only be done during trips more than 150 miles long.
Fueling your bus with riders on board should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
Before fueling your bus with riders on board you should tell passengers about the refueling.
All of the above.
6. It is safer to drive over (rather than to avoid) which of the following?
Cardboard boxes
Plastic containers
Paper and cloth sacks
None of the above.
7. For safety during a trip, you should:
shift into a lower gear.
drive on the shoulder of the road.
pull off the road and stop.
use your senses to check for problems.
8. After starting the engine, the ABS light stays on. This means:
the ABS is working properly.
the ABS is in Neutral.
the ABS oil level is not adequate.
the ABS is not working properly.
9. When students load and unload, what should the driver do?
supervise the process.
ask the students to be quick.
plan the route.
All of the above.
10. When going down a hill, you should downshift:
as you go downhill.
after starting down a hill.
before you start going downhill.
at the bottom of the hill.
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WV School Bus Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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