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Bus Driver Instructor Certification Course

The bus driver instructor training course is conducted by the California Department of Education. The three week course lasts a minimum of eight hours a day, five days a week, and includes several night sessions. It covers 44 subject areas, with emphasis on the fundamentals of classroom and behind-the-wheel teaching techniques. The fee for this course is $1,000.

Purpose of the Course

The course is designed for qualified individuals who have the desire, ability, and attitude to become competent instructors. The applicant will be provided with information on:

  • Development of an effective driver training program
  • California laws, regulations, and rules governing passenger transportation
  • Responsibilities and liabilities of carriers, instructors, and drivers
  • Classroom and behind-the-wheel teaching techniques and lesson plans
  • Guidelines and procedures for conducting an assessment of a driver training program
  • A network of contacts with state transportation officials and local bus driver instructors
  • Methods of improving self-confidence in public speaking and vehicle operational skills

Course Schedule

Selection Guidelines and Application

Questions:   Lisa Middlekauff | | 916-375-7103
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 15, 2015

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