Bus Driver Training

The Regional Office of Education is responsible for providing the initial training for all new school bus drivers prior to receiving a bus permit (8 hours), as well as the annual refresher course (2 hours). The annual refresher course must be completed within the 12-month period prior to renewing your permit. This mandate is prescribed by the Illinois State Board of Education, and is administered by the ROE. Upcoming initial/refresher trainings are shown below.

For the State of Illinois requirements for a bus driver, please see this CyberDrive Illinois page.

Upcoming Trainings

  • Bus Driver Initial Training

    Contact Janis Thomas, 618-438-9711 ext. 100, for more information. Driver’s name (as it appear...

    August 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Project ECHO / STAR Quest Academy
  • Williamson Co. Bus Driver Refresher Training

    Contact Janis Thomas, 618-438-9711 ext. 100, for more information. Driver’s name (as it appear...

    September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Crab Orchard School District
  • Franklin Co. Bus Driver Refresher Training

    Contact Janis Thomas, 618-438-9711 ext. 100, for more information. Driver’s name (as it appear...

    September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at West Frankfort Central Jr. High School
  • Franklin Co. Bus Driver Refresher Training

    Contact Janis Thomas, 618-438-9711 ext. 100, for more information. Driver’s name (as it appear...

    September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at West Frankfort Central Jr. High School
  • Bus Driver Initial Training

    Contact Janis Thomas, 618-438-9711 ext. 100, for more information. Driver’s name (as it appear...

    September 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at ROE#21 Massac Co. Office