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NAPT member completes Special Needs Transportation training

Congratulations to Wanda Cooper (East Irondequoit School District, NY)

By successfully completing this rigorous curriculum geared toward transportation personnel serving students with disabilities, Wanda Cooper demonstrated her commitment to the profession, district, and students. NAPT's Special Needs Transportation training consists of a series of traditional classroom and hands-on training specifically designed to test the skills and enhance the knowledge of those working with students with disabilities. Congratulations Wanda!

As of July 1, NAPT now offers a Certification in Special Needs Transportation (CSNT), providing a level of professional recognition that meets the evolving needs and acknowledges professionals' experience and commitment. In order to become a CSNT, candidates will have to complete 8 classes, including the 5 elements of NAPT's original Special Needs Transportation (SNT) training curriculum and the following three classes in the NAPT Professional Development Series:

  • Student Transportation Orientation (PDS 101)
  • Presentation Skills (PDS 202) OR Communication Skills for Transportation Professionals (PDS 203) OR Team Communication Strategies (PDS 204)
  • Introduction to Leadership & Management (PDS 701) OR Personal Skills for Managers (PDS 702) OR Personal Skills – Time Management (PDS 703).

All of these courses are available online and can be completed when your schedule allows. Consistent with NAPT's entire professional certification program, candidates will be required to successfully complete an exam to receive Certification. The exam will be available this November, and offered at NAPT's 40th Annual Summit: Driving Innovation in Kansas City, MO.

The current fee for certification enrollment, application and exam is $50 (U.S. funds) for members of NAPT. Non members must pay a fee of $150 (U.S. funds), which includes their NAPT membership for one year. The certification fee is used for processing and is non-refundable. The fees for NAPT members to attend PDS courses are $20 (in person) and $40 (online). PDS courses at the NAPT Summit are available at no charge to current NAPT members. Non member fees to attend the courses are $50 (in person) and $100 (online).

For more information about the certification program, please contact NAPT headquarters at 800-989-6278 or You may also visit the NAPT website at to learn more about NAPT's new SNT Certification program. more

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