Become a Bus Driver
To become fully licensed, new bus drivers are required to attend an 8-hour training course.
- Pre-register for this course with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required).
- You must be currently employed by a bus company or school district.
Licensed Bus Drivers
For those already licensed, we thank you for your service to our students and community by driving our greatest community resource, our students, to and from school each day. To continue your service as a licensed school bus driver, you will need to participate in a state approved refresher course.
As of April 1, 2020, the cost of the training class is $10.00.
NOTE: All registrations for bus courses must be paid in full before the date of the class. If not paid, you will not be admitted into the course.
What to Bring to Class
When attending these trainings, please remember the following:
- Bring a pen or pencil
- Have your driver's license with you
- If attending 8 hour Saturday classes, please bring a lunch
- Please be on time
Illinois Association of Pupil Transportation (IAPT)
The IAPT has been in existence since 1973 and is composed of a group of school district transportation owners. The IAPT works closely with the Illinois State Board of Education and the Secretary of State's Office on matters that relate to school transportation issues.