Jason Knoll – MnDOT STS Trainer Instructor ID #2741
Matt Liveringhouse – MnDOT STS Trainer Instructor ID #1426

‘Refresher Classroom Training’ is an annual classroom training lesson that you’ll take in-person in order to meet your driver refresher training requirements in accordance with Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Statute 8840.5910, Subpart 9. Please read where it says ‘INSTRUCTIONS – REGISTER, VERIFY AND COMPLETE’ to learn how to sign up for your next classroom training event.

This lesson covers the following topics:

  • 1.25 annual hours of in-person classroom refresher training on first aid and emergency care, including instruction and demonstration in the following elements listed in Minnesota statute 8840.5910 subpart 4:
    • When and how to summon emergency medical services
    • Prevention of common illnesses – stroke, heat attack, convulsions, fainting and seizures
    • (Bonus) Social distancing; personal protection equipment precautions, and basic hygiene guidelines
  • 0.75 annual hours of in-person classroom instruction in Defensive Driving, including the following topics:
    • Pre-Trip Inspection
    • Post-Trip Inspection
    • Accident Procedures
    • I.P.D.E. – Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute
    • Distracted Driving
    • (Bonus) Reporting issues in Fleetio
  • 0.75 annual hours of in-person classroom training in issues relating to passenger assistance, including demonstration of the following elements listed in Subpart 5 of Minnesota rules 8840.5910:
    • passenger transfers
    • demonstration of the assistance to be offered to ambulatory passengers, including assistance for standing, sitting, and going up and down steps and curbs
    • demonstration of placing the assistive devices, operating the lifts, ramps, and wheelchair securement devices, and using them properly if the vehicle to be operated is equipped with them
  • 0.5 annual hours of training related to abuse prevention, including instruction in the following elements listed in Subpart 8 of Minnesota rules 8840.5910
    • sexual abuse or misconduct
    • the protection of vulnerable adults
    • the maltreatment of minors
    • the appropriate response to victims of abuse, neglect, maltreatment, or sexual misconduct
    • the reporting requirements for incidents of abuse, neglect, maltreatment, or misconduct
  • 3.25 annual hours of continuing education related to providing special transportation service

INSTRUCTIONS – Register, verify and complete:


After reading these instructions, please scroll down to ‘EVENTS’ and wait for the ‘SHOWING ALL CURRENT AND UPCOMING’ events to display. If events are available, select an available date to register for your refresher training. You will attend this training in person. Please note the date, time and location listed. If no events are available, you’ll need to return to this page on a regular basis to check when the next event is available so that you can meet your refresher training requirements.


After taking this course, do the following steps:

  • Go back to the ‘Refresher Classroom Training’ lesson page in the Concurrent Training 2020 course.
  • Scroll to the bottom and select the ‘Certificate Verification Module’ under Lesson Content.
  • Type in the “Certificate ID” number noted in your classroom certificate of completion (25 digits) to verify that you have attended the classroom training and completed this lesson.


Please note that receiving the classroom certificate alone, does not constitute attendance and completion of this course – you must enter the certificate code by visiting the ‘Certificate Verification Module’ page of this course. An instructor will verify the code and will give you credit for this course.

The ‘OSHA’ Training is a separate event that is unrelated to Mn DOT 8840.5910, Subpart 9. You may sign up for and take that classroom training if you wish, but you will not get credit for this course if you try to submit a classroom certificate for OSHA training. The Refresher Classroom Training certificate is only given for taking the ‘Annual Training’ event.


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