Bus Driver Training

There are approximately 1,600 school bus drivers in Lake County servicing public and non-public schools. Experienced drivers must take a 2-hour refresher course annually, while all new drivers must take an 8-hour course in school bus driver safety and first aid, prescribed by the Illinois State Board of Education and administered by the Regional Office of Education.
Additionally, the Regional Office of Education is responsible for the appointment of instructors who conduct the required training. The Secretary of State's Office is responsible for the issuance of school bus driver permits, and the administration of behind-the-wheel testing.
Register (We are currently working on a new schedule and at this time there are no registrations available)
Please click on the link below to complete the registration form.  The registration form and fee must be submitted 3 days prior to the class.  
Contact the Regional Office of Education, at 847-665-0589 if you have any questions.
If you prefer to register online, please call the office for more information.
• Bus drivers planning to attend a class must be registered and have paid the $10.00 fee to the Lake County Regional Office of Education 3 days prior to the class. 
• Drivers will not be able to stay for the class if they are not on the list.
• There will be no admission after the instructor has begun the class.
• Drivers attending initial classes are encouraged to bring a copy of the curriculum book to class. The books are also available at the Lake County Regional Office of Education. The instructors do not have extra books to hand out. 

Regional Office of Education
500 W. Winchester Suite 202
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 847-543-7833

Educational Services
19525 W. Washington St. Grayslake, IL 60030

Phone: 847-223-3400

Attendance & Truancy
500 W. Winchester Suite 202
Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847-223-3400

Regional Safe School Program
1415 27th Str.
Zion IL, 60099

Phone: 847-872-1900