Travel Trainer Certification
Easterseals Project Action Consulting (ESPAC) offers certification for professional travel trainers. This innovative certification program, ctti, is co-sponsored by Easterseals and the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida. Certified through CUTR, the program provides new and veteran travel trainers with the Certified Travel Trainer credential. Credits earned through ESPAC, other professional organizations and work experience can be applied toward the total 60 hours needed for initial certification.
Travel trainers teach people with disabilities, older adults, and interested travelers how to access and use public transportation independently. Skills needed by professional travel trainers include knowledge of human development and behavior, an understanding of transportation systems and services, and ability to teach the concepts of interaction with both the natural and built environment along paths of travel.
With professional certification, you are letting current and future employers know that you have the skill it takes to confidently and successfully assist individuals who want to learn how to ride buses, subways, rail, and commuter ferries in urban, suburban, and rural settings.
Please use the links on this page to learn more about the program. Email comments or questions to ESPAConsulting@easterseals.com.