Bus Driver Training

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

Each Regional Office of Education is responsible for conducting two types of Bus Driver trainings:

  • An 8-hour initial training that is required for all yellow school bus drivers prior to getting a bus permit
  • An annual 2-hour refresher workshop that is required within the 12 month period prior to renewing the school bus permit.

Experienced drivers must take a 2-hour refresher workshop annually, and all new drivers must take an 8-hour training in school bus driver safety and first aid administered by the ROE as prescribed by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Please call our Franklin County Office to register for a bus class. Click here to view our upcoming Initial and Refresher Trainings.

When attending these trainings, please remember the following:

  1. Bring a pen or pencil
  2. Have your Driver’s License with you
  3. If attending 8 hour Saturday (Initial) classes, please bring a lunch
  4. Please be on time