School Bus Driver Training Program

  • 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:



    arrow bullet The School Bus Driver: Role, Responsibilities, and Requirements

    arrow bullet Student Management and Discipline

    arrow bullet Student Loading and Unloading

    arrow bullet Transportation of Exceptional Students

    arrow bullet Preventive Maintenance

    arrow bullet Driving Fundamentals I and II

    arrow bullet Crash and Emergency Procedures

    arrow bullet Student Emergencies

    arrow bullet 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.









    2020-2021 Schedule
    (All Saturday Classes from 8 am - 4 pm) 


    August 1 & 8, 2020
    September 19 & 26, 2020
    December 5 & 12, 2020

    March 6 & 13, 2021

    May 8 & 15, 2021

    July 24 & 31, 2021



    August 22, 2020

    November 21, 2020

    January 23, 2021

    April 17, 2021

    June 12, 2021


    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.