Certification Course Descriptions

Beginning January 1, 2012, all TASBT certifications will expire 7 years from the date issued.

The Executive Board recommends that all technicians previously certified update their certifications that are older than 7 years.

SBT #1

Tire and Wheel Maintenance and Repair

Length: 1 day

Class: Presented by TASBT Instructors

The certificate is given with specific number. The course includes routine tire and wheel maintenance and repair for buses. This class requires recertification every 7 years.

Cost $85.00

SBT #2

School Bus Preventive Maintenance & Inspection

Length: 1 day

Class: Presented by TASBT Instructors

First half day is in class covering inspection manual. Second half day is hands on training inspection of a school bus. The certificate is given with specific number. This class requires recertification every 7 years.

Cost $85.00

SBT #3

Air Brake Certification

Length: 1 day

Class: Presented by TASBT instructors

Test: Test given by TASBT including general knowledge, component ID and hands on. The certificate is given with specific number. This class requires recertification every 7 years. The course includes air brakes and information on anti-lock air brake systems. Technicians have to assemble and disassemble foundation brakes, check tolerances on brake drums and S-cam clearances. A score of 80 or better is necessary to receive certification. They also have to identify air brake system components.

Cost $85.00

SBT #4

School Bus Body Electrical

Length: 1 day

Class: Presented by TASBT Instructors

The certificate is given with specific number. The course includes basic electrical circuits, multi-meter usage and electrical schematics. The technician takes a test on general knowledge, schematic symbols and hands on. This class requires recertification every 7 years.

Cost $85.00

SBT # 5

School Bus Air Conditioning

Length: 1 day

Class: Presented by private industry

The certificate is given with specific number. This class requires recertification every 7 years. The course includes basic air conditioning for large vehicles. Technicians have to identify components and equipment. The test is general knowledge and hands on.

Cost $85.00

SBT # 6

Basic School Bus Electronics

Length: ½ day

Class: Presented by TASBT Instructor

Certificate of attendance presented. This class DOES NOT require recertification every 7 years. The course is basic electronics for technicians. Cost $45.00

SBT # 6A

Advanced School Bus Electronics: International/ Thomas/ Bluebird

Length: 1 day

Class: Presented by TASBT Instructor

The certificate is given with specific number. This class requires recertification every 7 years. The class includes general knowledge test and hands-on testing. There are three versions of this class specific to the manufacturer. Technician must attend one class to be counted towards Master Certification.

Cost $85.00

SBT #7

Basic Air Brakes

Length: ½ day

Class: Presented by TASBT instructors

Certificate of attendance presented. This class DOES NOT require recertification every 7 years. The class covers basic components, adjustments, and inspection techniques and equipment.

Cost $45.00

SBT #8

Shop Safety

Length: ½ day

Class: Presented by TASBT instructors

This class covers basic shop safety for technicians: awareness of shop dangers, technician attitudes and safe procedures for shop equipment.

Cost $45.00

SBT #9

Alternative fuels

Length: 1 day

Class: Presented by private industry

Certificate of attendance presented

This class covers alternative fuel systems and maintenance.

Cost $85.00

SBT #10

Shop Foreman

Length: 1 day

Class: Presented by TASBT instructors

Certificate of attendance presented.

This class covers shop protocol for shop managers.

Cost $85.00

Updated 5-2-2017