2019 Course Offerings

NAPT is proud to offer 12 PDS courses at $20/course* as part of this year's conference program. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must be registered for the conference. 

If you have any questions specific to PDS, please contact NAPT's Education Specialist Janna Smeltzer at or 800.989.6278. For courses descriptions, visit​

Friday, November 1

8am-5pm - 8-Hour PDS Course
  •  PDS 609: Accident Investigation

8am-12pm - NAPT® PDS Courses

  • PDS 205: Managing the Media
  • PDS 604: Prioritizing & Evaluating Operational Safety 
  • PDS 801: Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs

1-5pm - NAPT® PDS Courses

  • PDS 304: Best Practices When Collecting, Analyzing and Using Data
  • PDS 402: Managing Human Resources: Employee Relations 
  • PDS 802: Positioning, Seating & Securing of Students with Disabilities & Special Needs

Saturday, November 2

1-5pm - NAPT PDS Courses

  • PDS 504: School Bus Manufacturing
  • PDS 803: Specialized Equipment on the School Bus

Sunday, November 3
8am-12pm      NAPT® PDS Courses

  • PDS 607: Legal and Regulatory Fundamentals in Pupil Transportation
  • PDS 805: Supporting Safe Behavior on the School Bus for Students with Disabilities & Special Needs

Tuesday, November 5

  • PDS 804: Products, Services & Equipment Options for Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs
For courses descriptions, visit


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