Training & Professional Development

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VDOE provides training programs that revolve around pupil transportation operations. The department provides training and certification of school bus driver training instructors through programs developed by the Board of Education as required by §22.1-181 of the Code of Virginia.

Virginia School Bus Driver Training Curriculum Guide

The department is also responsible for the development and implementation of the Virginia School Bus Driver Training Curriculum Guide. This guide sets out minimum training requirements for bus drivers (8VAC20-70-350). Persons participating in the various pupil transportation services programs provided by the Department of Education should meet the requirements for persons employed to drive school buses as required by Section 22.1-178 of the Code of Virginia.

Please download the curriculum before attending “Train the Trainer” or recertification training.

Curriculum Guide Contents:

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