Bus Driver Training

  • New School Bus Driver Training

    The Carbon Lehigh Intermediate #21 provides 14 hours of classroom school bus driver training to individuals who are interested in the transportation of school children. The ultimate objective of this course is to provide safe and efficient transportation for school children in Pennsylvania.

    Pupil Transportation is such an important issue that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a federal safety standard - Standard 17 - of the Highway Safety Act of 1966. To ensure statewide compliance of this safety standard, Pennsylvania has responded with a comprehensive course of instruction sponsored by the Pupil Transportation Section of the Department of Transportation. Course units covered during the 14 hours of training include:

     The School Bus Driver: Role, Responsibilities, and Requirements

     Student Management and Discipline
     Student Loading and Unloading
     Transportation of Exceptional Students
     Preventive Maintenance
     Driving Fundamentals I and II
     Crash and Emergency Procedures
     Student Emergencies
     Commercial Driver License (related to school bus endorsement)

    School Bus Driver Refresher Certification

    A school bus driver must renew their school bus certification every four (4) years by completing a minimum of 7 hours of classroom training. The Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit provides 7 hours of refresher classroom training with the use of review of the PUB. 117 School Bus Driver Training Manual, hands-on training in a school bus and videos.

Bus Driver Training Schedule

  • New Bus Driver (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

    • Sept. 11 & 18, 2021
    • Dec. 4 & 11, 2021
    • March 5 & 12, 2022
    • May 7 & 14, 2022
    • July 23 & 30, 2022


    Refresher (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

    • Aug. 28, 2021
    • Nov. 13, 2021
    • Jan. 22, 2022
    • April 9, 2022
    • June 11, 2022


    NOTE:  All classes will be held at the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21

    Transportation Offices -- 4850 W Mountain View Dr., Walnutport, PA 18088

    Please be sure to follow the “Bus Driver Training” signs when entering the building.