SCHOOL BUS DRIVER CERTIFICATION
In order to become a certified school bus driver, you must successfully complete a minimum of 20 hours of classroom training and 20 hours of behind-the-wheel training. The classroom training teaches you about rules, regulations, theories and techniques involved with driving a school bus and transporting children.
The behind-the-wheel training teaches you how to perform a proper pre-trip inspection; how to drive and maneuver the bus; and the practical application of the knowledge you gained in your classroom training. You receive this training from a State Certified Instructor.
The California Highway Patrol is responsible for testing people to become school bus drivers.You must successfully complete all the tests set by State law to become a school bus driver.
The GUHSD Transportation Department holds Original Bus Driver training classes 2 times each year: in the Fall & Spring (depending on attendance). We have successfully trained hundreds of people over the past 40 years. Most have gone on to find employment in the pupil transportation industry. Many are hired here at GUHSD.
TRAINING CONTACT INFORMATION
For further information concerning upcoming training or any training issue, please contact our Safety and Training Supervisor, Julia Armstrong at (619) 644-8163 or via email at jsarmstrong@guhsd.
UPCOMING CLASSROOM TRAINING