2020 PDS for SBDIs and COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYSED has determined the 2020 PDS will be available in an online format. All portions must be completed and mailed to PTSI for review. Once you are approved, your new SBDI card and the PDS manual will be shipped to the address you have indicated. 

The Professional Development Seminar (PDS) is a mandatory, one-day refresher course for New York State School Bus Driver Instructors (SBDI’s), with a different topic taught each year.  SBDI’s must attend one of the courses each year to retain their certification as a School Bus Driver Instructor.



PTSI is slated to reopen in phase II of the reopening of NYS. ALL PTSI COURSES through at least June 5th will be postponed. Unfortunately we do not have an exact date at this time as to when we will be able to reopen. We will work to reschedule these course as soon as we can and we will notify you immediately of the change in date and location (if needed). All payments for current courses will be granted and put toward use for a future course of the same registration.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this chaotic time.
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