National Association for Pupil Transportation National Association for Pupil Transportation National Association for Pupil Transportation NAPT Home Professional Development Series courses are offered in several locations and formats: The NAPT Annual Summit State Association Partner Conferences Scheduled local course offerings (want to sponsor a course? Click here) Online! Go here Click here to see upcoming PDS offerings. Click here to see the powerpoint showing the new changes to the Professional Development Series Click here for info on sponsoring a course Click here to view information for PDS Instructors Course Catalog 101 - Student Transportation Orientation (8 Hours) An eight-hour workshop providing a comprehensive introductory overview of all aspects of contemporary pupil transportation. This course provides the foundation for all of the NAPT Certificate programs. 200 Level Courses 300 Level Courses 400 Level Courses 500 Level Courses 600 Level Courses 700 Level Courses 800 Level Courses 900 Level Courses There are currently no upcoming PDS classes. Share | Certification The NAPT Professional Certification Program uses the Professional Development Series as it's educational path. For more information regarding professional certification, click here. PDS Overview In 1999, a workgroup representing the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS), and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety Institute was established to determine what training was needed for pupil transportation personnel nationwide. The workgroup first reviewed the duties for school transportation personnel, and then developed a list of potential courses. The outcome was an education-based program that can prepare individuals for their daily tasks through education and professional development. Courses that will enhance the skills of pupil transportation professionals have been developed in each of the following areas: Orientation, Communications, Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Physical Resource Management, Operations/Systems Management, Leadership and Special Education. The courses will be taken through classroom instruction or as part of a workshop presented at a national, regional or state school transportation conference. Course instructors will follow a syllabus of instruction that is NAPT-approved.