Welcome to School Bus Driver Training Information
In response to COVID19, EMSA has reviewed its interpretation of home study, which is prohibited by statute for this training.
EMSA interprets home study to mean training that takes place in an individual’s home, or through an online format that is not interactive.
Courses that use an online virtual classroom setting(s) or allow for real-time interaction with the instructor are allowed.
Skills practice and evaluation must be completed in-person.
School Bus Drivers are required, by statute, to pass a CHP first aid exam or take an American Red Cross or EMSA-approved training course. This page contains information on EMSA-approved training programs and how to become a training program for School Bus Drivers.
EMSA Approved School Bus Driver Training Programs
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- The EMS Authority does not schedule or register participants for classes. Please contact the programs directly for their course offerings.
Training Program Information
The School Bus Driver First Aid training program review fee is $500.
Please allow 60 days for review of your application. Keep a copy of everything sent in.
Regulations and Statutes for School Bus Drivers
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I take the school bus driver first aid training?
- School bus driver first aid can be taken from American Red Cross or an EMSA approved program.
- You will need to submit a complete application, all course materials for your training program and application fee of $500. Allow minimum of 60 days for approval; Once received by EMSA.
- Yes. The application and review fee for a school bus driver first aid training program is $500. Once a program is approved, renewal fees are $500 every four years.