School Bus Driver Instructor

PPT001 – 32.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

School Bus DriverThe School Bus Driver Instructor course provides school districts with an opportunity to save resources through the use of their own qualified drivers as behind-the-wheel instructors. Experienced drivers completing instructor training are not only provided with best practices and opportunities to present to their peers, but also receive recommended delivery options, helpful instruction tips, and guidance regarding student documentation requirements. All participants receive an instructor manual designed to guide class work as well as a practitioner manual and supplemental sets of instructional media and candidate driver evaluation documentation.


Texas DPS Certification/Licensing Requirement

The participant must present a Texas DPS Class B CDL (P & S endorsement) or equivalent along with a valid School Bus Driver Certification card. In addition to these documents, out-of-state participants are required to provide evidence of completion of the Texas DPS Bus Driver Safety course. These prerequisites may be accomplished by uploading a copy of the documents after registration using the TEEX Student Portal at least 14 days prior to the start of class. Once received and approved, the participant will be notified by email that they have met all prerequisites and have been added to the class roster.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  •   Train drivers to safely operate a school bus.
  •   Demonstrate effective methods of instruction.
  •   Perform precision backing of a school bus.
  •   Perform precision turning of a school bus.
  •   Safely park and unpark a school bus.
  •   Perform emergency stepwell tactics to safely resume control of a bus during training activity.
  •   Explain required documentation associated with school buses.
  •   Discuss guidelines for implementing training protocols at their home agencies.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for prospective bus driver trainers.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)/Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]