School Bus Driver Training

All individuals interested in obtaining a Professional Illinois School Bus Driver Permit in Illinois must attend and pass an 8 hour Initial School Bus Driver Training class.  Individuals must be employed by a bus company or school district.

In accordance with Public Act 88-612, all Professional School Bus Drivers in Illinois holding a valid permit, must attend a 2-3 hour Refresher Class annually before their school bus driver permit can be renewed.

The Initial and Refresher Classes are administered in Sangamon or Menard County by the Sangamon-Menard ROE in accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education guidelines.  Initial Trainings and Refresher courses offered by the ROE are scheduled based on the needs of the region.

Interested in School Bus Driver Training?

Participants for Initial and Refresher Bus Driver Training courses must be registered with the Sangamon-Menard ROE prior to attending a course.

Please see below for scheduled dates and registration information.

Please contact Matt Brue at (217) 753-6620 or mbrue@roe51.org if you have any questions.

Interested in Illinois First Division School Bus Driver Training and Curriculum?

Type of Course

Date

Time

Registration Deadline

Location

Refresher

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Friday, February 2, 2024 at 12:00 PM

CACC Conference Room A, 2201 Toronto Rd., Springfield, IL 62703

Bus Driver Refresher Course Registration

Refresher

Thursday, February 8, 2023

5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Friday, February 2, 2024 at 12:00 PM

Pleasant Plains High School Cafeteria, 500 N. Cartwright, Pleasant Plains, IL 62675

Bus Driver Refresher Course Registration

Initial

Tuesday, February 13 and 15, 2024

5:00PM-9:00pm

Friday, February 9, 2024 at 12:00 PM

ROE 51 Offfice, 2201 Dirksen Parkway, Springfield IL 62703

Bus Driver Initial Course Registration

Refresher

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Friday, February 16, 2024 at 12:00 PM

CACC Conference Room A, 2201 Toronto Rd., Springfield, IL 62703

Bus Driver Refresher Course Registration

Refresher

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 12:00 PM

CACC Conference Room A, 2201 Toronto Rd., Springfield, IL 62703

Bus Driver Refresher Registration

Refresher

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 12:00 PM

PORTA

Bus Driver Refresher Registration