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Email: ndseec.info@k12.nd.us

1305 9th Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: 701.446.3170

Fax: 701.446.3176

Regional Bus Driver Training

The SEEC organizes regional bus driver training for member school districts in multiple areas covering a variety of topics including the required Defensive Driving Course. We work with the ND Safety Council to bring in qualified trainers to deliver this information.

All regular, substitute, and activity bus drivers are required by the Depart. of Public Instruction to attend the following training programs:

  • Annual 3-hour training workshop sponsored by the local school district or county superintendent's office.
  • Defensive Driver Course (DDC) 4-hour workshop every five years. New drivers must attend within one year of employment (including 9-person vehicles).
  • Other meetings/training called by the transportation director.

Please refer to the NDDPI Bus Driver Guide resource below from NDDPI for additional information, laws, and regulations.

OPTION 1 - ONLINE Distance Learning Course

This course will cover the following modules for a total of 3 hours. Participants will need to have a working microphone and camera. Small groups are recommended (following social distancing guidelines) due to presenter access to limited number of participant screens.

  • Module 18: Safe Bus Stops
  • Module 19: Student Management
  • Module 20: Extreme Student Behavior
  • Module 21: Checking for Sleeping Children
  • Module 22: Safe Practices for Power Lines

OPTION 2 - In-Person Course

This course will cover the modules below. All social distancing guidelines will be followed and proper precautions will be taken.

  • Module 18: Safe Bus Stops
  • Module 19: Student Management
  • Module 20: Extreme Student Behavior
  • Module 21: Checking for Sleeping Children
  • Module 22: Safe Practices for Power Lines

OPTION 3 - 4-hour Online DDC Course (asynchronous)

This 4-hour course is provided via the ND Safety Council. Participants can register on their own via the instructions on the flyer linked below. Participants must complete the course within 30 days of registering. All payment and certifications will be handled directly with the ND Safety Council.