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.
Course fee includes two lunches per participant.
Upon successful completion of the course and payment in full, certificates of completion are emailed within 7 business days of course completion.
Oct 14-15 and Nov 4-5
Feb 10-11 and Mar 2-3