A class “E” licence is needed to drive any school purposes bus having seats for not more than 24 passengers. It also allows you to operate vehicles included in class F and G, but not motorcycle.
An applicant for a class “E” licence must:
Be at least 21 years old;
Hold a valid Ontario class “G” licence or higher;
Pass the applicable knowledge test;
Meet the Ministry-approved vision standards;
Provide a medical certificate upon application. Ministry-approved medical requirements must be satisfied before any test except vision may be administered;
Pass a criminal record search;
Have successfully completed a School Bus Driver Improvement course approved by the Ministry and be able to show proof of successful completion with a valid course certificate;
Not have accumulated more than 6 demerit points on his/her driving record;
Not have had a driver’s license under suspension at any time within the preceding 12 months as a result of having been convicted or found guilty of any offences outlined in the driver’s handbook for Bus.