2018 Course Offerings

NAPT is proud to offer 15 PDS courses as part of this year's conference program, at no additional cost to members registered for the full conference. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must be a current member of NAPT and registered for the conference. 

Download the Conference & PDS registration forms here.

If you have any questions specific to PDS, please contact NAPT's Education Specialist Janna Smeltzer at janna.smeltzer@napt.org or 800.989.6278. For courses descriptions, visit www.napt.org.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

8am – 5pm
  • PDS 609: Accident Investigation 
8am – 12pm
  • PDS 304: Data Driven Decision-Making - waitlist 
  • PDS 601: School Bus Routing & Scheduling I
  • PDS 801: Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs 
1 – 5pm
  • PDS 303: Procurement and Budget Management
  • PDS 604: Transportation Program Planning and Evaluation - waitlist
  • PDS 802: Positioning, Seating & Securing of Students with Disabilities & Special Needs - waitlist

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

7:30-11:30am
  • PDS 204: Team Communication Strategies - waitlist
  • PDS 704: Strategic Planning for Transportation Departments - waitlist

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

8am – 12pm
  • PDS 404: Human Resources Critical Issues - waitlist
  • PDS 505: School Facility Planning - waitlist
  • PDS 803: Specialized Equipment on the School Bus - waitlist
1-4pm NAPT Certification Exams (prior registration required)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

1-5pm
  • PDS 608: Developing a Safety Program - waitlist
  • PDS 805: Supporting Safe Behavior on the School Bus for Students with Disabilities & Special Needs - waitlist

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

9am – 3pm
  • PDS 804: Products, Services & Equipment Options for Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs
For courses descriptions, visit www.napt.org


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