Easterseals Project Action (ESPA) and the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida are partnering to offer two certification programs—one for travel trainers and one for paratransit managers. 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.
Each certification program requires completion of foundation courses, a series of electives, and a certification test. Both in-person and distance courses are available. With approval, courses and webinar credits from other organizations may be applied to ESPA certification programs. Maintenance credits will keep your certification current.
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!