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Type III Driver Training

Online Training Module

Welcome to Type III driver training! During this course, you will read through an approximately 20 minute PowerPoint presentation handout and take a short quiz. You will receive information that is important for the safe operation of Type III vehicles.
The information is from the Minnesota School Bus Operators Association, Department of Public Safety Minnesota State Patrol, and Minnesota Department of Education. You should contact your District or Company for specific policies and procedures you should follow regarding Type III vehicle operation.

This course will cover the following:

• Types of buses
• Driver requirements
• New legislation
• Student conduct
• Students with special needs
• Rules of the road
• Loading and unloading
• Seat belts
• Pre-trip inspection
• Required safety equipment
• Child safety check

To get started, please click the link below. You can download the presentation handouts and take the test at any time. The test will be processed during normal business hours.

Type III Driver Presentation

​You must first read the presentation before completing the quiz.

Type III Driver Training Quiz

Type III Driving Record Request

1. What is a Type III vehicle?

  • Type III vehicles are less than 10 passengers including SUVs, vans, cars, trucks, and taxis

2. Who needs Type III vehicle training?

  • All drivers of Type III vehicles need training

3. How often do I need this training?

  • Annually

4. Who can I contact if I have questions?

5. Where can I get forms?

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