Transportation and Bus Driver Certification

  • The Jackson County ISD coordinates and facilitates a variety of services directed at assisting local public school districts in safely operating their pupil transportation programs.

    Enrollment into Beginning Bus Driver Training and testing are required upon employment as a school bus driver. Each school district may also have additional criteria for hiring. 

    Beginning Bus Driver Training Form
    The Beginning Class is a mandatory 18-20 hour, 5 day class (during the school year), 9:30 am to 1:30pm, and is offered for beginning school bus drivers who have met all prerequisites for driving a school bus, or who have a certificate of course completion that has expired.

    Continuing Bus Driver Training Form (expires 9/30/2023)

    All drivers in the State of Michigan will have their Certification renewal to be completed by 9/30/2023. Training will not begin until January 2023. Those drivers completing their Beginning Bus Driver Training after July 1, 2023 will not need to renew until 9/30/2025. 

    For all classes - Drivers are asked to arrive a few minutes early to sign in and receive the class materials. Drivers should bring the Beginning School Bus Driver Manual with them to notate updates. Class breaks will be provided during the training and drivers are encouraged to bring a snack or lunch as catering is not provided.

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