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Training Materials

Welcome to Pupil Transportation Training Materials

The Department of Education has found that as Training increases, School Bus Accidents decrease.

  • All school bus drivers must complete an 8 hour Core class, 15 hours of Behind the Wheel training and a First Aid course.
  • Additionally, all school bus drivers must complete an average of 8 hours training a year.

Manuals Order Form

Federal standards for new commercial driver license applicants known as Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) are effective February 7, 2022.  Visit the Training Provider Registry for more information on these federal standards, and review the complete regulations using eCFR (49 CFR Part 380 - Special Training Requirements).

You may review Oregon's approach to ELDT compliance in school transportation operations in the following bulletins intitally published to our Pupil Transportation listserv:

ODE's Behind The Wheel program has been updated to meet the federal ELDT curriculum requirements.  ODE's Core Curriculum may be used to partially meet the ELDT theory instruction requirements, but will not meet all requirements without supplemental material and an assessment.  Review this document for details: ODE-ELDT Theory Comparison Crosswalk

Lending Library

Our unit maintains a collection of resources that may enhance your instruction efforts in your local operations. If you would like to acquire materials on loan, please complete and submit the form linked below and submit to buslicense@ode.state.or.us; you may view our current catalog list linked below as well. Note that credit hours are not automatically associated with most of these materials, but requests for credit may be submitted to our unit as regulated in OAR 581-053-0225 (Approved Training for School Bus Drivers).

2022 Instructor Workshops

ClassDates
Behind The Wheel InstructorMarch 21-25, 2022
Third Party ExaminerJune 28-30, 2022
Core Instructor Week 1July 11-15, 2022
Core Instructor Week 2
July 18-22, 2022

Class dates are announced each year in January for the coming calendar year. 

Applicants should initiate registration by signing up for Workday Learning (if they have not already done so – instructions linked here) and enrolling in the course for which they are qualified and have interest in.  Note that enrollment initiates the registration process, but does not guarantee a place in the class; applicants are prioritized by order of registration (or by DMV's priority for Third Party Examiner) once all requirements can be met and verified by our staff.  Those who enroll in Workday will receive further instructions by email.  Contact Brock Dittus with any questions.

To sign up for a class, please register for or login to Workday Learning and request access to the class.

An instruction guide is available to help you get started.  You may also watch this video to observe the step-by-step process in detail.

Additional Links

Contact buslicense@ode.state.or.us with any questions.