All individuals interested in obtaining a Professional Illinois School Bus Driver Permit in Illinois must attend and pass an Initial School Bus Driver Training class. Annually all Professional School Bus Drivers in Illinois holding a valid permit, must attend a Refresher Class. The Initial and Refresher Classes are administered by the Regional Offices of Education (ROE) in accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education guidelines. The listing of available classes can be sorted by the initial or refresher, ROE and by the month. Once you have located a class, please contact the hosting ROE to be scheduled.