School Bus Driver Training

Training you need. Options you want.

Are you looking for fresh content to engage your bus drivers during your annual workshops? Get the training you need to meet DPI’s training requirements, while providing your drivers with new and relevant topics, each year!

ND DPI requires all regular, substitute and activity drivers to attend the NDSC’s DDC-4 program within one year of employment plus every 5 years after. Then they must complete a 3-hour training workshop on an annual basis. With the passage of House Bill 1385 in January 2019, these requirements also apply to drivers of school vehicles designed to seat 10 to 15 passengers.

The NDSC has a variety of classroom, online and instructor-led distance learning programs to meet your training needs.

Complete your DDC-4 DPI training requirement one of two ways:

Add variety to your annual workshops with these professionally developed courses:

These modules are designed to improve driver behaviors, help identify ways to remove or reduce risk, and improve school bus safety. Quality videos depict realistic situations and model correct behavior. Animations and discussion groups enhance learning points, and quizzes at the end of each module allow for knowledge checks. Create a customized workshop by selecting any variety of modules to meet DPI’s annual 3-hour training requirements.

Section 1: SAFETY & DEFENSIVE DRIVING
Module 1: Safety Best Practices > 60 minutes
Module 2: LLLC – Defensive Driving > 45 minutes

Section 2: ABOUT THE BUS
Module 3: Meet the Bus > 30 minutes
Module 4: Pre- & Post- Trip Inspections > 45 minutes
Module 5: Mirror Adjustment & Reference Points > 30 minutes
Module 6: Check Your Breaks > 30 minutes

Section 3: ABOUT DRIVING SITUATIONS
Module 7: Intersections > 30 minutes
Module 8: Safe Backing > 30 minutes
Module 9: Railroad Crossings > 30 minutes
Module 10: Danger Zones > 45 minutes
Module 11: Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety > 30 minutes
Module 12: Adverse Conditions > 30 minutes
Module 13: Mountain Driving > 30 minutes

Section 4: ABOUT THE DRIVER
Module 14: Driver Fatigue > 30 minutes
Module 15: Preventing Driver Distractions > 30 minutes
Module 16: Preventing Harassment > 30 minutes
Module 17: Drugs & Alcohol Prevention > 45 minutes

Section 5: ABOUT THE CHILDREN
Module 18: Safe Bus Stops > 30 minutes
Module 19: Student Management > 60 minutes
Module 20: Extreme Student Behavior > 30 minutes
Module 21: Checking for Sleeping Children > 30 minutes
Module 22: Safe Practices for Power Lines > 30 minutes
Module 23: Preparing Students to Learn > 30 minutes

Section 6: WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS
Module 24: Emergency Evacuations > 30 minutes
Module 25: Post Crash Procedures > 30 minutes

BONUS MODULE! COVID-19 Bus Cleaning Tips > 10 minutes

Do you struggle to gather all of your drivers in one location for training? Want to save money on travel costs? These live, instructor led virtual training options allow your drivers to train on THEIR time, wherever it works for them. Visit our take a course page for individual course schedules.

3-Hour Distance Learning Workshops

  • Safety Starts With You
  • Safety & Bus Operations
  • Hazard Recognition & Mitigation
  • Creating a Safe Student Environment
  • Workshop for Non-CDL Drivers

Want training or more information on our School Bus Driver program?

Terry Weaver
Traffic Safety Manager

dl: (701) 751-6106
ph: (701) 223-6372
tf: (800) 932-8890

terryw@ndsc.org

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