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Charter Bus Endorsement (C)

The Secretary of State's office issues and renews Charter Bus Endorsements, monitors the records of Charter Bus Endorsement holders, and direct entry of driving history data related to a Charter Bus Endorsement. Any person who drives a bus, other than a school bus, chartered by a school for the sole purpose of transporting students' grade 12 or below to or from any school-sponsored activity must apply for a Charter Bus Endorsement.

All new applicants applying for the Charter Bus Endorsement must meet the following requirements and work in conjunction with a prospective employer to complete the process:

If the applicant/driver already holds an Illinois class B CDL with a Passenger endorsement, then the skills/drive test is NOT required.

If the applicant/driver already holds an Illinois class B CDL with a Passenger endorsement, a School Bus endorsement and a class B School Bus Permit, then the Charter Bus Endorsement is NOT required.

When renewing a CDL with a C endorsement, the driver must present a new completed Charter Bus Application during the renewal process to maintain the endorsement.

Employer Requirements

Illinois Compiled Statutes

For more information, please e-mail or call the Safe Ride section at 217-782-7674.