The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has the responsibility for overseeing the training and licensing of all commercial vehicle operators, including school bus drivers.  

Compliance Date for Entry-Level Driver Training February 7, 2022

The Training Provider Registry will help commercial diver's (CDL) applicants connect with training providers who are self-certified to provide required entry-level driver training. Sign up to receive news and updates directly from FMCSA about the Training Provider Registry and the new requirements for CDL applicants or drivers adding the passenger and school bus endorsements.

To Register as a Training Provider - TPR webpage

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse - Learning Center
Beginning Jan. 6, 2020, all employers of CDL drivers (including school bus drivers)must be registered with the FMCSA drug and alcohol clearinghouse. Beginning Jan. 6, 2023 employers need to perform a Full Query to verify drug and alcohol testing history.

Download Resources for Employers

Not yet registered? You can also visit the Before You Register page to download instructions and get started.

Queries and Consent Requests

Learn About the Clearinghouse 

DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance: 

How to report a violation 

Learn more about the Return to Duty (RTD) process


The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) list is not a forum of the Clearinghouse. It is the employer's responsibility to provide the list of SAPs for a driver with a testing violation to begin the return-to-duty process.  Here is one third-party site. SAPLIST.COM