Training Catalog

All courses offered through RTAP are offered in compliance with RTAP guidelines. If you are a Special Transportation Services (STS) provider, you must consult with the STS office at MnDOT to satisfy their training requirements.  Courses offered through RTAP are not necessarily compliant with STS requirements.

Coaching the Van Driver (Defensive Driving) — Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer. Offered by Minnesota Safety Council

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Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) — Train the Trainer Renewal

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Maltreatment Awareness — Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer. Offered by Joe Seitz annually.

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First Aid/CPR/AED — Train the Trainer

First Aid certification (Red Cross certification)

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Coaching the Experienced Driver Plus (Defensive Driving ) — Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer, offered by Mn. Safety Council Required for RTAP, and all transit trainers, Refresher Course every two years.

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Adult Learning — Train the Trainer

How to provide materials to adults, learning styles and general training practices for adult learning.

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Bloodborne Pathogens — Train the Trainer

What to do regarding protecting yourself from body fluids.

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Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) — In person portion (4 hour)

Wheelchair use, handling riders within wheelchairs, securement and transfers...

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Communications Between Drivers and Dispatchers

Each agency will need to provide demonstration and discussion on agency equipment and agency specific procedures, including communication between the driver and dispatch, and discussion on hands free law. ON-LINE available Q1 2020 Course Duration: < 1 hour Requirements: Training before Driving. Drivers.

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Wheelchair Lift, Ramp, and Securement Devices

Instruction and demonstration in operating the vehicle ramp, wheelchair lift, and...

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Securement 101: Basic Wheelchair Securement Training — Online Training by Q’Straint

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Incident and Emergency Reporting

Instruction in what to do in case of medical emergency or accident. Instruction in...

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Daily Vehicle Inspection

Agency specific training in demonstration and procedure on agency equipment...

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Defensive Driving

Expand your skills assessing ways to navigate daily driving. The class will ...

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Abuse Prevention Training / Maltreatment Awareness

Each driver and attendant shall successfully complete an abuse-prevention ...

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Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS)

Passenger assistance training includes: discussion of functional limitations of ...

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Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors

Effects and consequences of prohibited drug use on personal health, safety, and ...

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Substance Abuse Awareness Training

Training on the physical, behavioral, and performance indicators of probable ...

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Blackcat Training

What is Blackcat?, How do you use it for your grant applications? Dos and don't ...

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ADA Etiquette

Techniques and ways to enhance interaction with customers in compliance to law ...

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Certified Safety and Security Officer (CSSO) Training

Accident investigation, emergency management, system-wide safety and security to...

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Transit 101 for Managers (Introduction to Community Transportation Management)

The course is designed to help new transit managers, whether new to the field or...

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Purchasing and Procurement

Course content will include FTA requirements, state of Minnesota and...

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Refresher First Aid

Each driver and attendant shall successfully complete a first aid or emergency...

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Transit Asset Management

Introduction to Transit Asset Management. On-Line Training Q2 2020....

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Managing the Environmental Process

Managing the environmental process for capital projects (sites/facilities) for...

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Volunteer Driver Management

Compliance, requirements, documentation and reporting requirements...

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Olmstead Plan

Managers,Supervisors, operational managers

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Safety Plan Training

What are the requirements of a safety plan for an agency, what does FTA require...

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Training for Dispatchers

Skills and training to support dispatching & scheduling for transit systems ...

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Vehicle Maintenance Management and Inspection

Training for fleet management (On Line training Q2 2020)...

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Title VI and Public Transit

Knowledge transfer of background of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ...

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Transportation Equity

What is mean to have equitable decision making within your organization. How do ...

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Driver Refresher

Includes PASS (2 hours), Maltreatment Awareness (1 hour)and Defensive Driving ...

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Grant Writing for Rural and Tribal Transit Providers

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Customer Service for Rural and Tribal Transit Providers

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Recruiting, Building and Retaining a Sustainable Driver Workforce

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Executive Level Leadership Training Program (LTP)

Offered by DRI, Participants will learn executive leadership principles and...

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Manager Level Leadership Training Program (LTP)

Offered by DRI, Participants will learn leadership principles and strategies that...

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Supervisor Level Leadership Training Program (LTP)

Offered by DRI, Participants will learn supervisory leadership principles and ...

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Annual Spring Workshop

FTA, RTAP National and MnDOT workshop with 5307, 5311, and Tribal Transit...

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Section 5310 Spring Workshop — North

Workshop for 5310 providers...

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Section 5310 Spring Workshop — Central / Metro Area

Workshop for 5310 providers...

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Section 5310 Spring Workshop — South

Workshop for 5310 providers...

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Bus / Fleet Purchasing

Evaluate specification needs for bus purchasing. Peer to Peer workshop to discuss...

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Peer-to-Peer Workshop TBD

Suggest a topic for peer to peer workshop ...

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Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) — Train the Trainer

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