Classroom and Online Training

California School Crossing Guard Training

School crossing sign -  Training Guidelines

School Crossing Guards play an integral role in fostering a safe and comfortable environment for students walking and bicycling to school. Training is an essential step to help ensure that Crossing Guards are performing properly and safely. Crossing Guards can help create gaps in traffic on busy neighborhood collector roads, remind drivers of the presence of people walking, help instill safe walking skills in students and their families, and indicate when people driving should yield.

School Crossing Guard Resources

The California School Crossing Guard Training Guidelines and accompanying supplemental training materials were created to provide local jurisdictions with the resources to train and vet new and existing Crossing Guards and ultimately to help improve the safety of California’s school-aged children. 

The Guidelines outline program administration considerations as well as provide train-the-trainer information for Crossing Guard Trainers. The goal of these Guidelines is to promote standardized training to newly employed Crossing Guards, as well as seasoned Crossing Guards, to help them understand their roles and responsibilities, learn about relevant laws and traffic regulations, practice proper crossing techniques, and foster safe school environments.

*Updated* School Crossing Guard Administration & Training Guidelines

Train-the-Trainer Courses | No Fee to Attend 

These sessions will be presented in a "Train-the-Trainer" format and participants will learn Crossing Guard roles and responsibilities, relevant laws and traffic regulations, and proper crossing techniques. Training presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer period with the presenter and subject matter expert, Kristin Haukom, MPH, Alta Planning + Design.

Participants only need to attend one virtual training session and one in-person practical training to be fully trained. Additional dates will be available soon. Register in advance using the link below on the day and time of your preference. After registering, a confirmation email will be delivered containing information about joining the meeting.

In-person, practical trainings coming soon!

Monday, April 15, 2024, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Click here to register.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 3:30 - 5pm. Click here to register.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 12 - 1:30pm. Click here to register.

Friday, May 3, 2024, 10 - 11:30am. Click here to register. * Spanish translation offered during this session.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 9:30 - 11am. Click here to register.

Monday, May 13, 2024, 3:30 - 5pm. Click here to register.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 11am. - 12:30pm. Click here to register.