Certification - Supervisor

Training for Supervisor of Transportation has been developed for individuals who function at the highest technical level of the pupil transportation system. A Supervisor of Transportation must have the ability to carry out policy and program directives. Supervisors are expected to administer programs, provide leadership, and engage in the development of materials within limitations established by their management.

Supervisor Certification Requirements

  • Completion of the core classes listed below
  • Completion of the classes for your selected concentration
  • Submit an application with 4 professional references
  • Pass a Written Exam with a score of at least 85% ($50 exam fee required)
  • Continuous annual membership in NAPT
A Transportation Supervisor candidate must complete 60 hours of training. The following courses have been identified as required course work for the Transportation Supervisor in four areas of specialty. In addition to the required courses, professional skill enhancement electives are available for members on the Supervisor track.

Each Supervisor Certification MUST take the following courses: 

  • 101 - Student Transportation Orientation (available online)
  • 201 - Business Writing (available online)
  • TWO of 202 - Presentation Skills (available online) or 203 - Communication Skills for Transportation Professionals (available online) or 204 - Team Communication Strategies (available online)
  • 401 - Managing Human Resources I (available online)
  • 402 - Managing Human Resources: Employee Relations (available online)
  • 606 - Emergency Planning & Risk Management (8 Hours) (available online)
  • 701 - Intro to Leadership & Management (available online)
    or 702 - Personal Skills for Managers (available online)
    or 703 - Personal Skills-Time Management (available online) must take one of 701, 702 or 703
  • 902 - Crisis Communication (available online)
To become a Certified Supervisor, you must select a concentration and complete the specific classes assigned to that certification. (For example, upon completion of the Certified Supervisor for Operations, your certification would be a Certified Supervisor in Pupil Transportation with a concentration in Operations.)  

The four concentrations and related specific courses are:
 

Operations

Special Needs

Safety & Training 

Vehicle Maintenance 

  • 302 - Budget Development (available online)
  • 405 - Student Needs & Management (available online)
  • 601 - Routing & Scheduling I (available online)
  • 602 - Routing & Scheduling II (available online)
For those in this area of pupil transportation, we recommend 505: School Facility Planning*
  • 405 - Student Needs & Management (available online)
  • 801 - Special Needs Student Transportation Orientation (available online)
  • 802 - NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Restraint Training on School Buses
  • 805 - Special Needs Student Behavior Management: Transportation Challenges
  • 405 - Student Needs & Management (available online)
  • 505 - School Facility Planning*
  • 609 - Accident Investigation*
  • 501 - Overseeing a Fleet Maintenance Program (available online)
  • 502 - Advanced Shop Maintenance (501 is a prerequisite; available online)
  • 503 - School Bus Specifications (available online)
  • 506 - Transportation Facility Planning*
  • 609 - Accident Investigation*

For each concentation, we recommend the following additional coursework:

  • 202 - Presentation Skills (available online)
  • 301 - Basic School Transportation Accounting (available online)
  • 404 - Human Resouces Critical Issues (available online)
  • 607 - Legal & Regulatory Fundamentals in Public School Transportation
* Course Only Available at NAPT Annual Summit

View the PDS Course Catalog