Bus Driver Safety Program

Northern Michigan University is the state-approved School Bus Driver Training Agency for the central and western Upper Peninsula. The purpose of school bus safety instruction is to promote safe, efficient pupil transportation programs, using Michigan Department of Education approved curriculum.


Beginning School Bus Driver (BSBD)

18 hrs., $25Class times are: Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Continuing Education Curriculum (CEC)
6 hrs., $25. Class times are: Saturday, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (**unless noted)

This is a state-mandated continuing education requirement. Attendance is required for all six hours in order to successfully complete this class.

Please Note: Per the State of Michigan Pupil Transportation Public Act 187, Section 257.1851: Every current school bus driver holding a green or yellow education card that expires on Sept. 30, 2015 must attend a six-hour school bus driver continuing education class by that expiration date.)

Drivers who do not complete this continuing education requirement by September 30, 2015 will be required to complete the Beginning School Bus Driver Training course in order to remain legally eligible to drive a school bus.


Request for temporary certification (white card)
Registration Form (beginning /continuing)

Transportation Supervisor Training

The Michigan Department of Education has separated Transportation Supervisor training into two three-hour segments.
Once Supervisors have completed BOTH segments, and the proper documentation is e-mailed to our office, you will be eligible for a new Transportation Supervisor card, which will have an expiration date of 9/30/2018. 
New cards will be mailed to Supervisors after course requirements are completed.

Please Note:  Public Act 187 states, "The person or persons in charge of school bus operations at a school shall successfully complete 6 hours of supervisory continuing education every 2 years after the successful completion of the beginning school bus driver training program."

If you were unable to take the classroom Transportation Supervisor CE training, see below for online course details.

Online Course Registration "How-to". There is new registration information, so please read the "How-to" information.

Student manual now available.

MI Steamnet course website.

For questions call Continuing Education at (906) 227-2103 or Lori Malnor at (906) 227-1514.


2015-16 Course Schedule






February 12 & 13, 2016
(Friday & Saturday)
starts: 10am Fri & 8am Sat ET

Beginning John Kurkowski Marquette NMU - Jacobetti Complex

May 5 & 6, 2016
(Friday & Saturday)
starts: 10am Fri & 8am Sat ET

Beginning Ed Jenkins Escanaba DSISD

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For more information regarding Pupil Transportation in Michigan, visit the Michigan Department of Education.

New law prohibits mobile phone use while operating a school bus


School bus driver medical information and website.

Q & A: D.O.T. medical regulations for school bus drivers

Approved Physician look-up:  https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/home.seam

Instructions to the Medical Examiner

Medical Examination Report - new as of December 22, 2015.

Medical Examiners Certificate

Insulin Dependent School Bus Drivers - Motor Carrier Safety Appeal Board - Medical Waiver Process