Paratransit Manager Certification
Easter Seals Project Action Consulting (ESPAC) now offers certification for professional paratransit managers. Certified through the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, the program provides paratransit managers of all experience levels with the Certified Paratransit Manager credential. Credits earned through ESPAC, other professional organizations, and work experience can be applied toward the total 60 hours needed for initial certification.
Paratransit Managers need to have a comprehensive understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, transportation service, human resources, and eligibility and operations appeals processes. Managers dedicated to going beyond the minimum requirements will also want to have a firm understanding of emergency preparedness, governance, and public engagement. When you acquire these advanced skills, current and future employers will know that you have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of transportation management.