Transportation Specialist Certifications Offered Online Through Partnership Between the National Association for Pupil Transportation and School Training Solutions™

Twenty-six courses from the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Professional Development Series (PDS) are now available online, as are four specialist certifications.

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With the recent release of 701: Introduction to Leadership and Management, NAPT is now offering four certified specialist certifications online: Routing, Dispatch, Vehicle Maintenance, and Safety and Training.

PENSACOLA, Fl. (PRWEB) November 30, 2011

The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) and School Training Solutions™ (STS) have partnered to offer an online training option for NAPT members across the country. Twenty-six courses from the NAPT Professional Development Series (PDS) are now available online to provide an affordable and convenient training option for those seeking professional certifications for Transportation Directors, Supervisors, Specialists, and Instructors.

Additionally, with the number of courses now developed through School Training Solutions, there are full certifications available online for those seeking further professional development in the pupil transportation industry. "With the recent release of 701: Introduction to Leadership and Management, NAPT is now offering four certified specialist certifications online: Routing, Dispatch, Vehicle Maintenance, and Safety and Training," said Patrick Willi, Director of School Training Solutions.

The NAPT Professional Development Series was developed as an education-based program that prepares pupil transportation professionals for daily tasks and professional advancement via classroom type training. Courses that enhance transportation skills were developed in each of the following areas: Orientation, Communications, Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Physical Resource Management, Operations/Systems Management, Leadership, and Special Education. In looking toward the future, NAPT made the choice to offer many of these same courses and topics online.

About the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)
Founded in 1977, the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is a 501 (c) (6) nonprofit organization that supports over 450,000 people who transport more than 24 million children every school day. NAPT members receive timely information through cutting-edge educational programs, unique research, and thought-provoking communications in a variety of electronic and hard-copy formats that enable members to develop practical solutions to today's school transportation, educational administration and other business-related challenges. NAPT is the school transportation industry's largest and most diverse membership organization with members throughout the United States and Canada, as well as several countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. NAPT is headquartered in Albany, NY. For more information, visit the website at http://naptonline.org.

About School Training Solutions
School Training Solutions (STS), a division of Smart Horizons®, is a comprehensive offering of online training organized to meet both state mandated in service training requirements and the professional development training needs of all school district employees. The STS catalog contains driver training for bus drivers and others operating school district vehicles, OSHA training, campus security and food services training, and professional development training for administrative, support, and teaching personnel. To learn more about School Training Solutions, please visit http://www.schooltrainingsolutions.com/.

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