School Bus Driver Training
New Driver S.T.O.P. Class
Drivers have 6 months from hire date to complete the New School Bus Driver's S.T.O.P. class.
This class prepares you for your role as a new bus driver in keeping children safe while riding on a school bus. You will learn rules and regulations, safe driving practices, passenger control, emergency first aid, accident and emergency procedures, route hazard identification, loading and unloading procedures, and dealing with danger zones, route hazards, and pre/post trip inspections.
The Iowa Department of Education (IDOE), Bureau of Nutrition, Health, and Transportation Services requires a school bus driver training and certification course for all school bus drivers within the State of Iowa. The class consists of a total of 17 hours, held in two sessions:
The online session takes about 14 hours to complete. It is done individually and at any time except for the last module, which is a test that must be proctored by the employer. You can attend the 3-hour face-to-face session only after completing the online portion and receiving a certificate.
Once you have completed and passed the proctored test, you will print the certificate which the proctor and transportation supervisor sign. It must then be mailed, emailed or faxed to IWCC prior to registering for the face-to-face training.
Online Access Ticket
- Complete Registration Form
- The online ticket access will be sent via email to the transportation director to forward to the new driver
You can attend the 3-hour face-to-face session only after completing the online session and receiving a certificate. You must attend the face-to-face portion of New Bus Driver S.T.O.P. class within six months of completing the online session.
Fax, mail or email the driver's certificate of completion from the online portion of the class.
Fax: 712-325-3721, Attn: School Bus Training Coordinator
Iowa Western Community College
Continuing Education Bus Driver
2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
3-Hour Annual Driver Training Class
Annual Driver Class Dates
Wed, June 6, 2018
6 pm – 9 pm
IWCC Council Bluffs Campus, Looft Hall 016