14 Passenger Bus Driver Training

  • The University does not allow the use of 12/15 passenger vans effective 12/01/2009. There are now 14 passenger buses available for transportation. All drivers must be at least 25 years of age, have completed the appropriate van-driver training course, and meet all other driver requirements. (Note – current course is one full day and $127.00. Rates change July 1.) Course is held at the Green Jefferson Room, 2nd Floor, Room #229 at the Madison College Protective Services building, located at 1701 Pearson St.

  • Bus driver training is offered through the Department of Administration (DOA). The Application for State of Wisconsin Van Driver Training must be filled out and turned into our office 3 weeks prior to the class for processing. Please note that any incomplete forms or forms not submitted prior to the 3 week deadline will be returned.

  • Eight students must be registered and confirmed in order for a scheduled class to take place. Enrollment will be on a first come, first served basis, determined by receipt of a properly completed application. Registrants will receive confirmation from the DOA prior to the scheduled class. Once confirmed, the registrant will be billed for the scheduled class whether or not they attend. Notice must be given to the DOA at least 48 hours prior to the class; contact (608) 261-6638 to cancel your attendance.

  • The training is an all-day class beginning at 8:30 am (30 minutes is allotted for lunch). The instructor is from Madison Area Technical College (MATC). Each driver should plan on the class lasting until approximately 3:30 pm. A true/false test will be given at the end of the classroom session that must be passed before the driver can participate in behind-the-wheel training.

  • Each participant must provide his/her own transportation to and from the class, which will convene promptly at 8:30 am in the Green/Jefferson conference room at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation District 1 office located at 2101 Wright St, Madison, WI. Late shows will not be allowed to take the class.

  • Once the class has been successfully completed the 14 passenger bus must be rented at least once every 12 months or training must be re-taken annually.   Even if you rent the minimum once in 12 months, the van driver training class will need to be repeated once every 3 years, to remain an active 14 passenger bus driver.  In addition, you must be always be an approved driver prior to taking the course.

Scheduled classes for 2017 are as follows:
January 12
February 9
March 9
April 6
April 20
May 4
May 18
June 1
June 15
July 6
July 20
August 10
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14

You must be on time for the class and attend the entire day’s training. If you are not present for the entire training session, you will not be given a passing grade and you will still be billed for the class.

You will receive confirmation of the class from The Department of Administration one week prior to the scheduled class. Once confirmed for the class, you will be billed for the scheduled class whether or not you attend. Substitutions will be allowed as long as you provide State Risk Management at least 48 hours notice prior to the class: Phone 608-261-6638 to provide the name of the substitute.