REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
8-HOUR INITIAL COURSE
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.
Illinois Professional School Bus Driver Training Curriculum: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/busdriver_trainmanual.pdf
2-HOUR REFRESHER COURSE
Bus Drivers are required to take a 2-Hour refresher course each year to keep their permit current.
Drivers must pre-register with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required).
Please Note: Class size is limited to 20 drivers.
IL Secretary of State School Bus Driver Permits: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/drivers_license/schoolbus.html