May 9, 2017

Courses & Training

Pupil Transportation Safety Institute offers an extensive listing of courses and school bus driver training throughout the state of New York, and beyond. Some of our most notable courses are the School Bus Driving Instructor (SBDI), SBDI Professional Development Seminar (PDS), 19-A Certified Examiner and 19-A CE Refresher; just to name a few. 

Want to learn more?

Select a topic below for a listing of all upcoming courses. If you find a course that you would like to attend, you may register to attend the course by clicking the Register button associated with that course. 

SBDI Course (5-days)
Are you looking to take your career to a new level? Does your operation’s training meet the requirements established by the NYS Department of Education? If you answered “yes” to the first question and “no” to the second, you should consider becoming a SBDI!
PDS for SBDIs (1-day)
The New York State Professional Development Seminars (PDS) is a mandatory, one-day refresher course for SBDIs, with a different topic taught each year. SBDIs must attend one of the courses to retain their certification as a School Bus Driver Instructor.
CE Course (4-days)
PTSI’s NYS Department of Motor Vehicles approved Training Course is designed to provide the CE Candidate the tools and knowledge necessary prior to applying to take the DMV-administered 19-A Certified Examiner Test – an important step in seeking supervisor duties…
2019 CE Refresher (1-day)
Certified Examiners are required in both law and regulation to attend a New York State DMV approved CE Refresher at least once every three years to maintain certification. PTSI has been offering Refresher Seminars since 1996 – before 1998 regulations…
19-A Recordkeeping (1-day)
This one-day seminar (5 hours of training), will allow you to walk away with a full understanding of why, how and most importantly what Article 19-A is and does.
Dispatcher Course (1-day)
A professional, dedicated Dispatcher can be the difference between an efficient operation or complete disorder. Dispatchers are the front line of defense and may recognize the signs that a driver might not be in the right condition, either mentally of physically, to be behind the wheel.This course is designed to teach dispatchers the skills necessary to … 
Behavior Management & Violence Prevention (1-day)
All techniques, strategies and tactics will need to be viewed through your school district or company policies and procedures for dealing with serious problematic behavior on the school bus. PTSI recommends that you become familiar with these policies prior to…
Accident Investigation (3-days)
This comprehensive, three-day course, taught by PTSI’s Accident Investigation Experts, helps operations improve school bus accident scene management and develop bus accident response policies and procedures. PTSI’s unique course provides classroom instruction and…
Managing Pupil Transportation (1-day)
One day seminar for new transportation manager/director/supervisor focusing on decision making, communicating effectively, motivating others and transitioning from employee to manager. (Coming 2020)
Train the Trainer (5-days)
PTSI’s Training Academy will provide training tools needed by the school bus transportation trainer – who often wears many hats – in operations both large and small. These tools will help trainers provide clear, concise training to drivers and attendants in their operation… (Coming 2020)