Travel Training Certification and Instruction
Travel trainers teach people with disabilities, older adults, and interested travelers how to access and use public and private 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.
Easterseals Project Action Consulting (ESPAC) offers certification for professional travel trainers. Certified through the Center for Urban Transportation Research (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.