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School Bus Driver Safety Education 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.

For more information regarding Pupil Transportation in Michigan, visit the
Michigan Department of Education or Continuing Education at 906-227-2103.

New law prohibits mobile phone use while operating a school bus


Michigan Department of Education - School bus driver medical information and website

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

Instructions to the Medical Examiner

Medical Examination Report

Medical Examiners Certificate

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


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

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)

2015 Transportation Supervisor CE - New course coming soon.

If you were unable to take the in classroom Supervisor CE, see below for online course details - PENDING
2013 Part I and 2014 Part II, 3 hrs. each, Registration and Details.

This is the only available option to take the TAAM approved School Bus Fleet Managers' Continuing Education Program-Part I.

Part II and Student manual now available. Click on the registration and details link above for registration/logon information.

2015 Course Schedule






July 29, 2015 (Wednesday)

Continuing Education John Kurkowski Munising Munising HS

August 7 & 8, 2015 (Fri & Sat)
starts: 10am Fri & 8am Sat CT

Beginning Dave Ponchaud Crystal Falls Forest Park Schools

September 19, 2015 (Saturday)

Continuing Education John Kurkowski Gladstone Gladstone High School

November 6 & 7, 2015
(Friday & Saturday)
starts: 10am Fri & 8am Sat ET

Beginning Cory Roell Hancock CCISD

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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