Professional Development Certification Programs
Easterseals Project Action (ESPA) offers 4 comprehensive certification programs. Professional certification provides an opportunity for professional and personal growth and accomplishment. With professional certification, you’ll learn skills that will help you perform your job effectively, you’ll learn about industry trends and the latest research and resources, and you’ll meet a network of peers from across the U.S who can provide support and share practices/models from their communities. Certification is a way to let current and future employers know that you have the skill to confidently and successfully teach others about transportation or manage transportation service.
The programs require completion of a combination of foundation courses, advanced mini-courses, electives, and either a certification test or final project/practicum. With approval and under certain circumstances courses and webinar credits from other organizations may be applied to the certification programs.
ESPA currently partners with the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida to administer two of the certification programs travel training and paratransit management. For nearly 30 years, both Easterseals Project Action and CUTR have conducted information exchange, training, coalition building, and research for public transportation professionals.
Join us on our journey to further accessible transportation options for all riders. Apply today to begin your professional certification!