PDS Courses

NAPT’s Professional Development Series (PDS) consists of more than 40 different courses that serve as the foundation for professionals seeking to advance their career or working toward their certification. Each year at the NAPT conference we offer several PDS courses at no additional cost to members registered for the event. 


NAPT PDS courses are popular and many end up with long waiting lists. We make it a priority to provide the courses you need and want, and often offer multiple opportunities based on high registration. In an effort to provide you with the best experience, this year we’re asking for your help.

  • Only register for courses you are sure to take. We often experience “no-shows” when we’re onsite, and that denies one of your colleagues the opportunity to take the course. Plus we end up with our equivalent of an extra, empty bus driving down the road.
  • Show up to courses on time. If you are not at the course on time, your spot may be given away to someone from the waitlist.
  • If you are unsure what classes you have already taken, or what classes you need to take for a certain certification, please check your NAPT member profile or contact NAPT headquarters before signing up for PDS courses.

The annual NAPT Conference & Trade Show is consistently recognized as the premier school transportation conference in the nation. Our goal is to inspire NAPT Conference Delegates to connect with one another; communicate best practices and tackle common challenges and collaborate on ways to advance the student transportation industry.