The 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.
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.
TopicsYou and your bus+Precision backing techniques+Precision turning techniques+Parking techniques+Emergency stepwell tactics+Documentation+Final instruction/implementation+End-of-course activities
This course is designed for prospective bus driver trainers.
Continuing Education and Professional Credits3.2 CEUs