Welcome to School Bus Driver Training Information

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 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.

 For guidance on class and gathering sizes, refer to CDC, CDPH, the California COVID 19 webpage, and your local government guidelines.

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.

Submit completed application(s) to:
​Emergency Medical Services Authority
Attn: Child Care Training Program
10901 Gold Center Dr. Ste 400
Rancho Cordova, Ca 95670

 

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.
I’d like to submit a training program for review, to teach first aid to school bus drivers. How can I do this?
  • 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.
Are there any fees to apply for the school bus driver training program?
  • 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.
For More Information
Emergency Medical Services Authority
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: (916) 322-4336