January 5, 2012
Website Changes and Additions
In an attempt to better assist the industry, the California Department of Education/Office of School Transportation (CDE/OST) has made some important updates, changes, and additions to their Website. These changes, located within the "Training" area of the Website are highlighted below:
- New application for each of the following:
- State Certified Instruction Program
- Delegated Behind-the-Wheel Program
- Transportation Administrator Program
- Instructor Recertification
- Allied Training Program
In addition to the new applications listed above, you will see the following forms added to the "Instructor Resources" area of our Website:
Instructor Certificate Change Form
This form is to be used by an instructor who is requesting an upgrade or limitation removal. In addition, please use this form to notify of any change to your school bus certificate (i.e., Automatic only, Restriction 6, etc.).
Instructor Update Form
It is imperative that instructors notify the Department when their information changes. This form is to be used when updating the following: name, home address, or employer change. In addition, please use this form to inform the Department if you have retired, become independent, or are no longer active.
Effective immediately, the only forms that will be accepted by the CDE/OST will be the most current form as listed on our Website. These applications have the ability to be completed using the fields provided; however, they must be printed for the appropriate signature and submitted via traditional mail services.
Questions regarding this instructor bulletin can be directed to the Department of Education's Office of School Transportation at 916-375-7100.