Bus Driver Training Info
Transportation and Bus Driver Certification
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.
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.
All current drivers in the State of Michigan will have their Certification renewal to be completed by 9/30/2025. Training will not begin until January 2025. Those drivers completing their Beginning Bus Driver Training after July 1, 2025 will not need to renew until 9/30/2027.
- Please refer to the Bus Driver Training Schedule for upcoming classes
Related Links & Resources
- Medical Forms
- Physical Form Q&A
- Pupil Transportation (MDE)
- Back to School Safety Tips (MDE)
- For Parents - Frequently Asked Questions (MDE)
- Directions to Jackson County ISD for Trainings
Training Agency Consultant
Training Agency Coordinator
Training Agency Instructors
All registrations and questions:
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.