Driver Trainer Instructor

Published: 2/16/2018 4:06 PM

The Pupil Transportation Training Program currently has 639 state certified driver training instructors who are responsible for training approximately 10,240 certified school bus drivers statewide.
All driver trainers are required to complete an initial 4-day certification course and an 6-hour annual update training. Kentucky is nationally recognized for its driver training with many states modeling our program. (KDE does not charge a fee for training.)

Driver Trainer Workshop Registration
2018 Driver Training Instructor Workshops will be conducted in Frankfort. There are four scheduled with a capacity of 20 per class. All registrations must be submitted through EventBrite and the links are provided below.
Driver Trainer Instructor Workshop #2 – June 26-29, 2018
Driver Trainer Instructor Workshop #3 – July 17-20, 2018
Driver Trainer Instructor Workshop #4 – July 24-27, 2018
There is a strict limit of 4 trainees per district for the year.
All registrants must have:
 ·         A minimum of 2 years bus experience
·         Be recommended for training by their district Transportation Director
·         A valid CDL class A or B licensed with both a P and S endorsement
·         A current CDL Medical Examiner's Certificate (referred to as the DOT Card)
·         Registered as a user for KDE Web Applications (contact your local district WAAPOC)
·         All required materials (listed on the KDE website) printed and brought to the first class on Tuesday
If you have any questions, contact John Wyatt at 502-564-5279, ext. 4421 or via email at
 John Wyatt 
Office of Finance and Operations
Division of District Support
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5279
Fax (502) 564-6771