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Requirements for School Transport Operations

Operators or schools willing to perform school transport are required to obtain a permit to practice the profession from the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi. They can apply to the permit after completing the following procedures:

  1. Obtaining license for school transport from the Department of Economic Development
  2. Equipping the buses with the technical* and professional specifications required by regulation
  3. Examination of school buses and registering them with the approved licensing authority (Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters -  Department of Vehicles and Drivers Licensing)
  4. Licensing drivers at the approved licensing authority (Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters -  Department of Vehicles and Drivers Licensing) after drivers pass the medical examinations required for each driver
  5. Obtaining a permit to practice the profession of school transport along with the serial numbers of the buses from the Department of Transport
  6. Installing the serial number ** on every school bus according to the specifications set out in the regulations

Important information:

*  regulations require that operators should immediately comply with the basic technical specifications stated for school buses, on the condition that all the rest of the comprehensive technical specifications are fully applied by the beginning of September 2014.

** DoT is now issuing serial numbers for all school buses registered at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, all bus operators are required to install the serial number for each bus according to specifications explained in the regulations.








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