Available on a scheduled basis, this two-day course both replicates the PASS On-Line curriculum and includes the hands-on wheelchair safety and securement training. For drivers who have successfully completed the PASS On-Line course, we offer the ability to schedule participation in the in-person wheelchair safety and securement within a scheduled PASS Classroom session. CTAA recommends, for the most complete PASS training experience, that drivers either combine the On-Line with the hands-on training or attend the two-day classroom session.


When and Where is Training Provided?

  • Closed enrollment classes may be requested by a local, regional, or state agencies
  • Open enrollment PASS Trainer classes can be found on our training calendar. The cost for members is $600 per student and the non-member cost is $750 per student.

What is the Cost of the Training?

Closed enrollment setting: All inclusive CTAA member rate of $6,500 for members and $7,000 for non-member for state, local and community transit organizations sponsoring this training workshop- this includes all travel and related expenses for the trainer and all workshop materials. It would be the host’s responsibility to supply the classroom site, a wheelchair, a lift-equipped vehicle and audiovisual equipment.

  • Class size: limited to sixteen persons for the PASS Train-the-Trainer course
  • Participants cover their own costs related to attending the training

about PASS Classroom

The Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) Trainer and Driver Certification program ensures that community transportation drivers have current expertise in passenger assistance techniques and sensitivity skills appropriate for serving persons with disabilities.

The PASS program is designed as a two-day Train-the-Trainer workshop to certify trainers who can then train drivers or as a two-day Driver training in which our instructors train your drivers. Some of the advantages of offering the PASS certification program is the ability to reduce organizational liability; comprehensive, up-to-date training on the assistance drivers should be providing to passengers with special needs; intensive emergency situation training; certification oversight provided by national leaders in the community transportation field; and updates for all participants on relevant regulatory changes.

The Trainer certification is valid for three years and can be renewed online, or by attending a PASS workshop. The Driver certification is valid for two years.

We are pleased to announce that in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin (UWM) School of Continuing Education, CTAA’s certificate programs now offer continuing education units, or CEUs.


The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and its members believe that mobility is a basic human right. From work and education to life-sustaining health care and human services programs to shopping and visiting with family and friends, mobility directly impacts quality of life.