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 SkillsEntry Level Driver Training (ELDT)Pre-Trip Inspection & Air Brake TestPrecision Backing Theory & Field Exercises
Mirror Use & Blind SpotsTerminologyStraight Line BackingGradual & Sharp Backing
FMCSA Clearinghouse OverviewStudent ManagementKnowledge AssessmentBacking Evaluations
- Days 3 & 4
Precision Turning Theory & Field Exercises
Turning EvaluationsStationary TurnsSuspension ProtectionRight & Left TurnsEmergency Vehicle Control ManeuversDocumentationSpecial Needs ConsiderationsWheelchair Securement & Proper Lift UseLeadershipOne-on-One Consultations - Constructive FeedbackWritten ExamGraduation
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.
Feb 10-11 and Mar 2-3