Mountain Driving Instructor Training Course
The Mountain Driving Instructor/Delegate Training Course is an intensive five-day course designed to provide currently certified Type I school bus instructors with both classroom and behind-the-wheel training in mountain driving teaching techniques. Subjects will include downhill braking techniques, automatic and standard transmission use, defensive driving, tire chains, adverse weather, and more.
Classes will be limited to 10 students, with a student-to-instructor/delegate ratio of 5-to-1. The fee for the training of $1,000 is due and payable on the first day of class, and will include lodging and training materials. Meals will be the responsibility of the student. The hands-on training will be conducted in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Placer and El Dorado counties.
You may apply for more than one session. Submit the application (DOC) to 825 Riverside Parkway, Suite 110, West Sacramento, CA 95605. Applicants will be selected on a space available basis to attend one mountain training program session. Contact will be made at least 30 days prior to the start date for that session. Applicants not selected will automatically be placed on the alternate list for that session.
For available training dates, please check the Office of School Transportation Course Schedules web page.