South Plains College Reese Center to provide written, skills testing for bus drivers


REESE CENTER – South Plains College Reese Center has been designated as a Texas Department of Public Safety site to provide the written and driving skills tests for bus drivers.

Starting June 1, an interested patron can contact SPC to make an appointment for the testing. Testing will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Professional Truck Driving School in Building Four. The cost is $295.

“In the past, people had to schedule their appointments with the DPS to get tested and it sometimes could take up to 12 weeks for testing,” said Jay Warnick, director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. “Now if your trainer decides you’re ready on a Monday, you can schedule an appointment for Tuesday. And, you could walk out as a licensed driver on Tuesday afternoon.”

The day-long testing will be divided into two sessions with the morning session focusing on safety, Department of Transportation Policies and test preparation. The afternoon session is designated for driving skills testing. Participants must pass the written test at the end of the morning session to continue to the afternoon session. All testers must use their own school buses for the driving skills test. SPC will not have any buses for students to use for the test. 

Each participant must provide his or her own equipment.

To register and sign up for the class, click on the link:


For more information, contact Jay Warnick, at (806) 716-2547.