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School Bus Driver Training

Iowa Western offers the new driver's STOP class and the annual 3-hour training class required for authorization renewal.

Enroll your drivers in the 3-hour training 3 ways:

  1. Email us at nthompson@iwcc.edu
  2. Fax us at 712.325.3721
  3. Call at 712.325.3404 (3 driver maximum please)

We need the first and last name, middle initial, home address, phone number, SSN, and license number for each driver.

Enrollment for the New Driver STOP class must be by email.

New Driver STOP Class

How it Works.
Cost: $100

This course will help prepare new school bus drivers for their role in helping to keep the children safe while riding on a school bus. Objectives include learning rules and regulations, safe driving practices, passenger control, emergency first aid, accident and emergency procedures, route hazard identification, loading and unloading procedures, and dealing with danger zones, route hazards, and pre/post trip inspections.

The New Driver's S.T.O.P. class is conducted in two parts, an online portion that takes about 14 hours followed by 3 hours of face-to-face training. The online part is done individually and at any time except for the last module, which is a test that must be proctored by the employer. Drivers can attend the 3-hour face-to-face session only after completing the online portion and receiving a certificate.

New Driver "Online" Session

Contact Iowa Western to register a new driver and obtain the access code for the online portion. The cost of $100 covers both the online and face-to-face portions.

NOTE! The access URL/code is very long and intended to be handled electronically and by Copy and Paste. It will be very difficult to get it right by typing it in. We need an email address to send it to you.

How to Redeem Online Training Redemption Code

Enroll students by emailing ce@iwcc.edu. Include a PDF of the driver's certificate from the online portion of the class..

Alternately you can mail us a copy of the certificate to:

Continuing Education Bus Driver
Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

If the driver has taken the 3-hour annual class, just send us their name and SSN, we already have the rest. If the new driver has not taken the 3-hour class, we need the name, address, SSN, driver's license number, and employer.

New Driver "Face to Face" Class

Wed, Nov 9
6 pm – 9 pm
Council Bluffs Campus, Looft Hall

3-Hour Annual Driver Training Class

Cost $25
Topic: Driving Safely In Today’s World

We all know it’s a new world we live in from what it was 15-20 years ago, but the world has even changed just over the past few years as well. These changes keep coming more quickly, and the changes are not always good.  Fears and concerns of working with special needs children, proper driving strategies, violence on the bus, and the aftermath of accidents leaves many school bus drivers yearning for information as to what their role is in all of this.  This training will give Iowa school bus drivers the proper steps to follow to help keep their bus safe, themselves safe, and most importantly, the kids on their buses safe. 

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