The Alaska Dept of Transportation & Public Facilities, the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), and The Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC) are pleased to offer CTAA's Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) Driver Certification training. This training program is to ensure that community transportation drivers have current expertise in passenger assistance techniques and sensitivity skills appropriate for serving persons with disabilities. The PASS program is designed as a three-day Train-the-Trainer workshop, with a one-day recertification option, to certify trainers who can then train drivers.
Upon successful completion of the three-day workshop and certification examination, participants are designated as PASS trainers who can then train their own agency staff and/or instruct community transportation drivers throughout Alaska in the passenger assistance and sensitivity skill areas covered by the PASS program.
Please download the Training Flyer (see below) for a detailed description of the training topics.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
When a provider agency is certified and enrolled to provide/be reimbursed for rides to and from community locations per REGULATION, they need to comply with conditions of participation (COP) requirements: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Documents/regspackage/TransportationServicesCOP.pdf
Transportation COPS require PASS or an equivalent training for all drivers and volunteers who are providing waiver transportation.
Current certified transportation agencies/providers do not have to go to this training. It is optional. Potential transportation agencies that might want to apply for certification or agencies who want to add transportation to their selection of services would most likely want to take the course. If they did not they could still comply with COPS by developing or otherwise offering an equivalent (see COPS for specifications through the link above).
This is a Train-the-Trainer workshop and is meant for those who intend to become trainers.
PLEASE NOTE: During the registration process there are several options -- please select the appropriate option paying particular attention to whether or not you are a grantee of the ACT 5311/Human Service Grant.
If you are interested in the Day 3 optional Recertification only -- make that selection when you register.
For questions regarding the ACT 5311/Human Service Grant please contact Julie Staveland, MPA, Human Services Transit Planner, Alaska DOT&PF, firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-465-6978.
Your registration includes a light breakfast and snacks during the day. There will be a break for lunch though lunch is not provided.