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.