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, 2019 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, 2019 will be required to complete the Beginning School Bus Driver Training course in order to remain legally eligible to drive a school bus.

Forms

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.
YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH SEGMENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SUPERVISOR CARD.
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 9/30/2020. 
New cards will be mailed (in September) 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 are unable to take the classroom Transportation Supervisor CE Part I & II training, see below for online course details.

New 2018 - Transportation Supervisor Training - Part I and II are here!  

Please read and then continue. 

We will be holding an in class session in Marquette with satellite locations of Escanaba & Hancock on August 15th.

Fill out this registration form and return to Lori by email: lmalnor@nmu.edu, fax: (906) 227-2108.

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

 

2018-2019 Course Schedule
October 12, 2018
(Friday)
starts: 9:00 am ET
Continuing Education John Kurkowski
Mike Wommer
Gwinn Gwinn Schools
October 13, 2018
(Saturday)
starts: 9:00 am CT
Continuing Education Cory Roell
Dan Kurtz
Kingsford Kingsford Middle School
November 2 & 3, 2018
(Friday & Saturday)
starts: 10 am Fri & 8 am Sat ET
Beginning Cory Roell Hancock  CCISD
January 19, 2019
(Saturday)
starts: 9:00 am ET
Continuing Education John Kurkowski
Mike Wommer
Ishpeming Westwood - Cafeteria

February 1 & 2, 2019
(Friday & Saturday)
starts: 10 am Fri & 8 am Sat ET

Beginning John Kurkowski
Mike Wommer
Marquette NMU - Jacobetti Complex
February 9, 2019
(Saturday)
starts: 9:00 am CT
Continuing Education Cory Roell
Kelly Smith
Stephenson Stephenson High School
February 15, 2019
(Friday)
starts: 9:00 am ET
Continuing Education Mike Wommer Marquette Bothwell Middle School
February 22, 2019
(Friday)
starts: 9:00 am ET
Continuing Education Kelly Smith Escanaba DSISD
March 16, 2019
(Saturday)
starts: 9:00 am ET
Continuing Education John Kurkowski
Kelly Smith
Gladstone Gladstone Schools
April 13, 2019
(Saturday)
starts: 9:00 am ET
Continuing Education Kelly Smith Bark River Bark River-Harris Schools
April 20, 2019
(Saturday)
starts: 9:00 am ET
Continuing Education Dan Kurtz Hancock CCISD
April 27, 2019
(Saturday)
starts: 9:00 am ET
Continuing Education Cory Roell Escanaba DSISD
May 3 & 4, 2019
(Friday & Saturday)
starts: 10 am Fri & 8 am Sat ET
Beginning Kelly Smith Escanaba DSISD
June 13, 2019
(Thursday)
starts: 9:00 am CT
Continuing Education Cory Roell
Dan Kurtz
Bessemer Bessemer
July 24, 2019
(Wednesday)
starts: 9:00 am ET
Continuing Education Mike Wommer Munising Munising High School
August 9 & 10, 2019
(Friday & Saturday)
starts: 10 am Fri & 8 am Sat CT
Beginning Dan Kurtz Crystal Falls Forest Park Schools
September 21, 2019
(Saturday)
starts: 9:00 am ET
Continuing Education John Kurkowski Marquette NMU - Jacobetti

 

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

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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

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