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CDL Class B - Bus Driver (Day Class) Application

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If you have any questions or concerns prior to submitting your application, please contact the Dean of Technical Programs/Workforce Training Office at (409) 984-6238.

Space is limited so registration for the course will be a first come, first serve basis.

Applicant Eligibility and General Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Pay for, complete, and pass the Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Physical Examination and Drug Screen.
  • Must be able to read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public and to make entries on reports and records.
  • Must be interviewed by a Training representative.
  • The applicant's driving record will be reviewed for acceptable standards to meet with employer guidelines. If an individual's driving record is deemed unacceptable by these standards, the individual will not be admitted to this training program.
  • The doctor conducting the Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Physical and Drug Screen will decide if the individual is physically qualified to drive a commercial vehicle according to the standards set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
  • All applicants will be notified as soon as possible concerning their acceptance status to the LSCPA CDL Class B Bus Driver Program.

Tuition Cost: $1,559

Upon acceptance into the Program and prior to the first class day, the tuition fee is due and payable to Lamar State College Port Arthur. Payment may be made by check, money order, credit card, cash, or Letter of Intent from a current/prospective employer or other third party (such as Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services, City of Port Arthur).

Prospective students whose tuition will be paid by an employer or third party must submit a Letter of Intent from the company/third party prior to the first class day stating that the company/third party will be paying the student's tuition for the course. The employer or third party will be invoiced for $1,559 upon receipt of the Letter of Intent.

An applicant's place in the class will not be guaranteed until the tuition fee is paid in full.

Fees

Each applicant will be personally responsible for paying the following fees to the appropriate parties:

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Physical/Drug Screen (payable to medical facility you choose): $75-$100 (average).
  • 3-Year Driving Record (payable to the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS)): $6.50.
  • Class B CDL Learner's Permit (payable to the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS)): $10.00.
  • Class B CDL (payable to the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS)): Cost depends on the number of years remaining on current license.

Acceptance of an application does not guarantee a seat in the course. Classes may fill quickly, preventing you from registering even though you have completed the application process. Students must notify the Continuing Education and the Admission and Records offices of any change in applicant data. Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of permission to register in the classes or the inactivation of the application.

To begin the program, you must:

  1. Complete and submit this application.
  2. Submit a copy of Social Security card and valid Driver's License.
  3. Download, complete, and submit the Self-Pay/EDC Funded form.
  4. Download, complete, and submit the Activity Release and Indemnity Agreement.
  5. Download, complete, and submit the Acknowledgement and Release form.
  6. Download, complete, and submit the Tuition Refund Policy form.
  7. Download, complete, and submit the Truck Driving Applicants Questionnaire.
  8. Pay your tuition and fees by visiting the Business Office in person, or by phone at (409) 984-6126.

Please note some of these requirements have time-sensitive deadlines.

Access to Lamar State College Port Arthur's programs or activities shall not be limited on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or physical disability. Applications accepted year round.

Completed forms may be submitted in person to the "Dean of Technical Programs/Workforce Training Office" located on the first floor of the Madison Monroe Education building, Room 121, at 1500 Procter Street, or by mail to:

Dean of Technical Programs/Workforce Training Office
Lamar State College Port Arthur
P. O. Box 310
Port Arthur, TX 77641

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Acknowledgment:*
  • I hereby certify that the information contained in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.
  • I understand that any misrepresentation or falsification of information is cause for denial of admission or expulsion from the College.
  • I understand that the faculty and staff of the Continuing Education and Admission and Records offices will read the information contained in this application.
  • I have read and understood all information included on this application and all related documents and requirements.