TAM is proud to present, in partnership with MDOT/MTA, the Community Transportation Association of America's (CTAA) Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) Train-the-Trainer Virtual Certification. This course is also valid for PASS Trainer Recertification.

Registration & Pricing

This training will presented on May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as part of our General Meeting slate of courses and will be available at no charge to TAM members (a $600 value!). Class size is limited to 10 participants. Half of these slots (5) will be initially reserved for 5310 grant recipients (community members) and half will be reserved for other TAM members. Only one person per organization may be registered. If all registration slots are filled, up to 10 additional attendees can be waitlisted.

You can register for the course, or waitlist a participant, via this link here: https://www.taminc.org/passtraining

Course Description

The Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) Trainer Certification Program ensures that community transportation trainers have current expertise in passenger assistance, techniques, sensitivity skills, hands-on wheelchair securement and lift operations, bus evacuation knowledge and skills in order to train drivers to serve persons with a disability.

Agenda | May 12, 2021

  • Morning session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Break: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon session: 12:30 - 5:00 p.m.

To be trained and certified as a PASS Trainer, trainee must complete two prerequisite online courses before the Virtual PASS Training course:

  • PASS Basic 7.0 (4-hour online self-paced course)
  • Techniques for Training PASS (2-hour online course)

Links to both of the online prerequisite courses will be sent to registrants several weeks prior to the event.

The trainee then attends a one-day Virtual PASS Trainer zoom course.

Upon completion of the Virtual PASS Trainer course, a follow-up training session is scheduled for each participant. This consists of a one-one wheelchair securement and lift-operation proficiency demonstration by the trainee, followed by the PASS Trainer certification examination.  

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]