(a)  Any driver whose school bus driver certificate has been canceled shall not be eligible to apply for re-certification for a period of six months from the date of cancellation. Any person so applying must be recommended by a school official and shall be required to complete the full training course required for a beginning driver. Such person must meet all the requirements of an original applicant.

(b)  The only exceptions to this policy shall be in the case of a local cancellation, in which a written request from a school official will be required, and in the case of a suspension for the duration of a status offense such as lapsed liability insurance, failure to appear in court, or failure to comply with an out-of-state citation.

(c)  For the purposes of this Section a 30-day revocation shall be considered a suspension for a driving action. The driver will remain suspended until the adjudication of the case. If at the adjudication of the case the driver is found not guilty of driving while impaired, he may be re-instated. If the driver is found guilty of driving while impaired, his suspension will be declared effective, and he will not be considered for re-certification for a period of five years following the date of conviction.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39(b); 20‑218;

Eff. April 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000; August 1, 1991;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 22, 2018.