PASSENGER ENDORSEMENT TEST: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Although the school bus endorsement counts as a passenger endorsement, not everyone who carries passengers carries students or drives a school bus. This endorsement is for those who drive something other than a school bus but still carry passengers. This endorsement may be required first before you can receive the S-endorsement. Here's what you need to know for the passenger endorsement test.
What to expect on the Passenger Endorsement Test
Since the amount of information needed for this endorsement is extensive, we recommended using our passenger endorsement practice tests to prepare. Here's what you should expect on the passenger endorsement test:
- Proper procedures for loading/unloading passengers
- Adequate use of emergency exits, including push-out windows
- Adequate responses to such emergencies as fires and unruly passengers
- Reasonable procedures at railroad-highway grade crossings and drawbridges
- Proper braking procedures
- Other operating practices and procedures
Who Should take a Passenger Endorsement Practice Test?
The passenger endorsement test is necessary for those driving taxis, school buses, service buses (church buses, factory buses, handicap vans), student transportation vehicles, limousines, airport shuttles, and motor vehicles. In most states, the P-endorsement is necessary to get the S-endorsement and to drive a school bus. Therefore we recommended that you use passenger endorsement practice tests to help you prepare for both written tests and endorsements.
Before You Take the Passenger Endorsement Test
First of all, you need to have a commercial driver's license to get the P-endorsement. You can't get both simultaneously because receiving this endorsement requires a skills test in a vehicle similar to the one you will be operating on the job. You need to have the commercial license all ready to take the skills test.
Second, you also need additional documentation aside from the application and proof of identity, etc. You might need to submit a medical examiner's certificate and have your fingerprints taken.