May 9, 2017

SBDI Course

Price of Course:   $945

Are you looking to take your career to a new level? Looking for a way to enhance your operation’s training program while meeting the requirements established by the NYS Department of Education? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you should consider becoming a School Bus Driver Instructor (SBDI).

PTSI conducts this 5-day course with state-of-the-art technology and top-notch instructors – NYSED Certified Master Instructors, selected from the finest in New York State. Here is your opportunity to receive the most advanced training needed to conduct effective training programs for your employees and coworkers. Learn current requirements for your department/operation to be fully compliant with New York State Department of Education Guidelines and Regulations. NYS Department of Education prerequisites to be certified to take this course are listed below.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • IMPORTANT:  If your diploma is from outside the USA, be advised it will need to be translated, verified, and assessed as equivalent to an American diploma to become a certified instructor.  The cost of the evaluation is the sole responsibility of the participant, and there will be no refunds to student participants whose diploma fails to meet USA standards.  Early submission of international diplomas and verification documentation is recommended.
  • Currently employed in pupil transportation
  • Completed Basic School Bus Driver Course 
  • Completed Advanced School Bus Driver Course or another DMV approved PIRP Course 
  • Zero points on driving record

Pre-Course Download Packet

Benefits of This Course

  • Takes your career to the “next level”!
  • SBDI course offered by PTSI, the leading nonprofit school bus safety educational organization in the country
  • State-of-the-art instruction led by experienced, professional Master Instructors
  • Meets all New York State Education Department requirements for certification
Please note, when registering you must provide your own email address. If you do not have a working email, you may enter an alternate email address in the CC field. Thank you.

Upcoming Courses

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Date(s)Host Location Instructor(s)Register
July 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 2024Horseheads CSDHorseheads, NYBetty HughesRegister
October 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2024Hampton InnNewburgh, NYJim MinihanRegister
October 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 2024University of AlbanyRensselaer, NYCindy JurewiczRegister
October 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 2024Suffolk TransportationBay Shore, NYJames RoganRegister
November 2, 4, 5, 9, 12, 2024WE TransportPlainview, NYSusan Soudant-DelloioioRegister
November 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 2024Pupil TransportationEast Syracuse, NYCindy JurewiczRegister
November 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 2024Hampton InnNewburgh, NYBetty HughesRegister
December 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 2024Canandaigua CSDCanandaigua, NYJoe LaMarcaRegister