School Bus Driver Improvement Training

Wednesday  12 June  2019  8:00 AM    Thursday  13 June  2019 4:00 PM
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Last update 14/06/2019

This is a 2-day Training Event.

The School Bus Driver Improvement Program (S endorsement), developed in 1984, is a 16-hour training course that evaluates drivers based on written tests, a pre-trip bus inspection and an on-road driver assessment. Drivers complete a six-hour defensive driving component, which qualifies candidates who successfully complete the program to have three demerits removed from their driving record.

In 1995, the Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Council (ASTAC) entered into an agreement with Alberta Transportation to take over most of the program's day-to-day administration. Sixty certified agents deliver the program throughout the province. School bus fleets with 15 or more buses may apply for delivery agent status. The specialized "S" endorsement instructors and school bus instructors are employees in the safety and training divisions of the carriers or the school divisions. Private driver training schools could also be certified to instruct the "S" endorsement program.

Starting July 31, 2019, all bus drivers who transport students, whether they have class 2 or 4 licence will be required to obtain the S endorsement before transporting students. This includes existing bus drivers who have already have their class 2 or class 4 licence. This course allows teachers who drive CBE owned buses to be compliant with the new requirement in time for the next school year.

Course Requirements:

  • Current class 2 or class 4 licence

  • You plan to continue driving students on CBE buses for school purposes

  • A photocopy of the licence

  • The name of the school teachers work at

  • Review YouTube video in preparation for the pre-trip:

  • Commitment to completing in-classroom sessions as well as on-road evaluation (including pre-trip)

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Southland Transportation - Highfield Office
823 Highfield Avenue S.E. , Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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823 Highfield Avenue S.E. , Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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