Entry-Level Driver School Bus Endorsement Training


J. J. Keller’s online ELDT school bus endorsement courses will help you meet the FMCSA’s mandated theory instruction requirements. These interactive, expert-backed programs are designed to be used in tandem with our student and trainer manuals as part of a thorough program.

ELDT School Bus Endorsement

In early 2022, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) introduced new regulations that established a baseline of training requirements for entry-level drivers. These apply to those seeking to obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time, upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL, or obtain a school bus endorsement, passenger endorsement, or hazardous materials endorsement for the first time.

An entry-level driver must, prior to taking the skills test, successfully complete a prescribed program of theory and behind-the-wheel instruction provided by a school or other entity listed on FMCSA's Training Provider Registry (TPR).

J. J. Keller’s Entry-Level Driver Training School Bus Endorsement Training Curriculum is designed to help CDL drivers meet the theory instruction training requirements set by the FMCSA for entry-level drivers seeking an “S” (school bus) endorsement on a new or existing CDL.

Entry-Level Driver School Bus Endorsement Training Online Courses

Our ELDT School Bus Endorsement courses cover all required topics, including:

ELDT Course Disclaimer: These courses can be used to help satisfy the theory instruction portion of the entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements. To satisfy the theory instruction requirements, the courses must be assigned and administered by a school or other entity listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Training Provider Registry (TPR) and must be accompanied by theory testing. To satisfy the complete ELDT training requirements, the school or entity conducting the training must provide the driver-trainee "behind-the-wheel" instruction in addition to theory instruction.

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Entry-Level Driver Training: Passenger & School Bus Endorsement Manuals

These comprehensive manuals have been designed to help students and trainers comply with the FMCSA’s theory instruction requirements.

ELDT: Obtaining a CDL Manuals


HazMat Endorsement Manuals



Additional Entry-Level Driver Training Services from J. J. Keller

Trainer Certification Program certifies your trainers to train entry-level drivers according to the new rule using J. J. Keller curriculum. An expert J. J. Keller instructor will educate your trainers on how to effectively deliver both the theory and behind-the-wheel entry-level driver training. Plus, we'll provide full support to ensure your company is registered on the Training Provider Registry (TPR).

ELDT Training Program Assessment reviews your entry-level driver training program to verify that it meets or exceeds the FMCSA’s ELDT final rule. This includes an assessment of your facilities, vehicles, trainers, certifications, documentation and recordkeeping, training curriculum and more. We’ll also assist you with getting registered on the TPR.

ELDT Curriculum that provides you with our best-in-class ELDT program, including driver and trainer textbooks, instructions for range and road exercises, and proof of certification.


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