School Bus Operator’s Endorsement Form ( 42 KB) – Once a new school bus driver has successfully completed all Manitoba Public Insurance requirements and Manitoba Education’s mandatory 24 hours of school bus operator instruction, a School Bus Operator’s Endorsement Form is submitted to the Pupil Transportation Unit who will issue a School Bus Operator’s Certificate to the new driver. The Endorsement Form requires the signatures of both a school division’s Transportation Supervisor AND the certified School Bus Driver Instructor*.
School Bus Driver Consent Form ( 30 KB) – In conjunction with submitting the Endorsement Form to apply for the School Bus Operator’s Certificate, a School Bus Driver Consent Form must be signed by all new school bus drivers. This consent authorizes Driver and Vehicle Licensing, Manitoba Public Insurance to provide the Pupil Transportation Unit with personal information regarding their Manitoba driver’s licence, should it be necessary.
NOTE: WHEN ENDORSING A NEW SCHOOL BUS DRIVER, BOTH OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE PUPIL TRANSPORTATION UNIT BEFORE A SCHOOL BUS OPERATOR’S CERTIFICATE WILL BE ISSUED.
* School bus driver instruction must be provided by a certified School Bus Driver Instructor. A certified School Bus Driver Instructor is a driver trainer holding a Phase III School Bus Driver Instructor’s Certificate issued by the Pupil Transportation Unit, Manitoba Education. See School Bus Driver Instructor Seminar for further information.
Regardless of severity, a School Bus Accident Report Form is to be completed whenever a school bus is involved in an accident. This form can be submitted to PTU in one of two ways:
Failed Material Tag Form ( 1.08 MB) – It is important that Manitoba's school bus maintenance personnel communicate school bus component failures by completing failed material tags. Identification of failures provides PTU with valuable information about Manitoba's school bus fleet, and failures of a similar nature can be explored with manufacturers and suppliers.
Note that school bus technicians are required to always refer to manufacturers' service manuals for more detailed information. If a discrepancy should arise between the report forms and the service manual, the service manual shall prevail.
Effective July 2008, National Safety Code trip inspection standards changed. To accommodate this change, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation now requires that drivers submit trip inspection reports to carriers every 20 days. Please note this time period refers to every 20 “operating” days. Since the change to inspection standards, the School Bus Inspection Log Book has undergone two format changes:
The log books come bundled in packages of 10 for a cost of $23.90 plus taxes, shipping, and handling. When ordering, quote stock number 83901.
The Motor Carrier Division of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation requires that school divisions maintain a variety of information about their school bus drivers. This requirement is in accordance with the National Safety Code and Section 318 of The Highway Traffic Act. The following forms can be accessed from Appendix E of the 2011 Commercial Operator Regulatory Education (CORE) Program ( 301 KB)