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TAPT Driver Trainer Academy

The TAPT Driver Trainer Academy is an opportunity to prepare new or prospective driver trainers and to enhance the skills of current driver trainers.

34-hours of theory and hands-on exercises led by TAPT instructors with years of first-hand training experience.

  • Days 1 & 2
Presentation Skills
Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT)
Pre-Trip Inspection & Air Brake Test
Precision Backing Theory & Field Exercises
Mirror Use & Blind Spots
Straight Line Backing
Gradual & Sharp Backing
FMCSA Clearinghouse Overview
Student Management
Knowledge Assessment
Backing Evaluations

  • Days 3 & 4
Precision Turning Theory & Field Exercises
Stationary Turns
Suspension Protection
Right & Left Turns
Turning Evaluations
Emergency Vehicle Control Maneuvers
Special Needs Considerations
Wheelchair Securement & Proper Lift Use
One-on-One Consultations - Constructive Feedback
Written Exam

Each participant receives a course manual including resources to use for instruction in their own district.
Upon successful completion of the course and payment in full, certificates of completion are emailed within 7 business days of course completion.

Upcoming Academies
July, 2024
Pearland ISD
July 18-21, 2024
Pearland ISD West Transportation Center
7343 Bailey Rd., Pearland, Texas 77584
October, 2024
Location TBA

PO Box 488
Kemah, Texas 77565
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