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Welcome to School Bus Driver Training Information

School Bus Drivers are required, by statute, to pass a CHP first aid exam or take an American Red Cross or EMSA-approved training course. This page contains information on EMSA-approved training programs and how to become an training program for School Bus Drivers.
EMSA Approved School Bus Driver Training Programs
Training Program Information

The School Bus Driver First Aid training program review fee is $500. 

Please return completed application(s) to the:
State of California, EMS Authority 
Attention: Child Care Program
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6073

Please allow 60 days for review of your application

Regulations and Statutes for School Bus Drivers
Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I take the school bus driver first aid training?

  • School bus driver first aid can be taken from American Red Cross or an EMSA approved program.
I'd like to submit a training program for review, to teach first aid to school bus drivers. How can I do this?
  • You will need to submit a complete application, all course materials for your training program and application fee of $500. Allow minimum of 60 days for approval; Once received by EMSA.
Are there any fees to apply for the school bus driver training program?
  • Yes. The application and review fee for a school bus driver first aid training program is $500. Once a program is approved, renewal fees are $500 every four years.
For More Information
Emergency Medical Services Authority
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: (916) 322-4336

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