Wheelchair-Certified New Driver Training Bundle

$50.00

The Wheelchair-Certified New Driver Training Bundle includes access to online and classroom driver training required for new STS/NEMT drivers according to MnDOT 8840.5910 Driver and Attendant Training Requirements. Our online training is interactive and can be conducted at your own pace, while our STS classroom instructors are knowledgeable and experienced in passenger assistance, defensive driving, vulnerable passenger abuse prevention, and first aid!

Courses Included:

  • STS Pre-Driving Training
  • Passenger Assistance Online and Classroom
  • Standard First Aid Online and Classroom
  • Defensive Driving
  • Abuse Prevention

Are you a new driver for a Special Transportation Services (STS) or a Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) provider? Do you transport the elderly and people using wheelchairs? Then you need this training bundle!

The Wheelchair-Certified New Driver Training Bundle includes access to online and classroom driver training required for new drivers according to Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Administrative Rules’ 8840.5910 Driver and Attendant Training Requirements. All STS/NEMT drivers need to take this training before and within 45 days of providing special transportation services.

Our bundle has a mix of online training and in-person classroom events. Our online training is interactive, can be taken on a either a mobile device or on a computer, and can be conducted at your own pace! Our STS classroom instructors are knowledgeable and experienced in driver and attendant training in defensive driving, passenger assistance, first aid, and vulnerable passenger abuse prevention.

Courses Included in This Bundle:

  • STS Pre-Driving Training online course
    • In accordance with 8840.5910 Subpart 1
      • Passenger Assistance training per 8840.5910 Subpart 5 items E to I
        • Our Passenger Assistance A: Online and Passenger Assistance B: Classroom courses cover this topic and are included in this Bundle
      • Instruction in operating two-way communication per 8840.5925 Subpart 1, item C
      • Instruction in accident procedures, use of a fire extinguisher and warning triangles per 8840.5950 Subpart 4
      • Daily pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections per 8840.59508840.5950 Subpart 1, item B
    • Course pre-requisite: in-person instruction by a STS-approved instructor per MnDOT 8840.5910
  • Standard First Aid Online
    • In accordance 8840.5910 Subpart 2 Section A; Subpart 4
    • Includes instruction in the following topics:
      • Preliminary treatment of shock
      • Control of bleeding
      • Airway management
      • Prevention and treatment of frostbite and exposure to cold
      • Prevention and treatment of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
      • Recognition of sudden illness such as stroke, heart attack, convulsions, fainting, and seizures
      • When and how to summon emergency medical assistance services
    • Fulfills three (3) hours of online training in first aid
  • Standard First Aid Classroom
    • In accordance 8840.5910 Subpart 2 Section A; Subpart 4
    • Includes topics in the Standard First Aid Online course
    • Fulfills one (1) hour of classroom demonstration of first aid topics
  • Passenger Assistance Online
    • In accordance with 8840.5910 Subpart 2 Section D; Subpart 5
      • Discussion of functional limitations of the aging process and major disabling conditions and how those conditions affect mobility and communication
      • Description of the uses, functions, and limitations of common assistive devices used by the elderly and persons with disabilities and the proper means of providing assistance to persons using those devices
      • Attitudes & myths about people with disabilities and the elderly
      • Effects of mobility impairments, medication, and past experiences on passengers and how to behave in a sensitive and professional manner
      • Instruction in guidelines for appropriate handling of a vehicle transporting persons with disabilities
      • Wheelchair and mobility equipment boarding and securement procedures
      • Discussion of common assistive equipment, including the following:
        • manual and electric wheelchairs and electric scooters
        • canes
        • crutches
        • walkers
        • leg braces, prostheses, and slings
        • guide dogs
    • Fulfills four (4) hours of online passenger assistance training
  • Passenger Assistance Classroom
    • In accordance with 8840.5910 Subpart 2 Section D; Subpart 5
      • Discussion, demonstration, and practice by students in methods of
        • Handling wheelchairs, including moving wheelchairs up and down steps, curbs, ramps, and lifts
        • Folding and unfolding manual wheelchairs
        • Handling wheelchairs on uneven, wet, or icy surfaces
        • Demonstration of moving, lifting, and transferring passengers, including assisted and unassisted transfers, two-handed transfers, and standing transfers
        • 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
        • Demonstration of the assistance to be offered to ambulatory passengers, including assistance for standing, sitting, and going up and down steps and curbs
    • Fulfills four (4) hours of classroom demonstration of passenger assistance topics
  • Defensive Driving online course
    • In accordance with 8840.5910 Subpart 2 Section B
      • Including but not limited to topics such as:
        • Pre-trip and post-trip vehicle Inspections
        • Recognizing signals, signs and road markings
        • Identifying hazards, predicting events, deciding what to do and executing decisions
        • Avoiding accidents, and what to do when an accident occurs
        • Basic vehicle control and safe lane positioning
        • Driving in different lighting and weather conditions
        • Handling pedestrians, jaywalkers, and road rage
        • Controlling speed, following distance and stopping distance
        • Effects of impaired driving, including while under the influence of drugs and alcohol
      • Fulfills four (4) hours of online training in defensive driving
  • Abuse Prevention online course
    • In accordance with 8840.5910 Subpart 2 Section C; Subpart 8
      • Includes instruction in statutes, rules and applicable procedures relating to the following:
        • 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

 

Regarding STS Pre-Driving Training

To complete this course, you are also required to provide proof that you’ve received demonstration and have practiced topics covered in MnDOT 8840.5910 by a MnDOT-approved STS Instructor in addition to taking our online training course. Please talk to your supervisor for more information about MnDOT STS training.

Regarding Classroom Training

Each “classroom” training course in this bundle is required to be attended in person. Each event requires a separate fee to attend it. When you access a classroom course in this bundle, there are instructions on the course page that provides more details on the pricing and location of the next event. Please be sure to visit this course page on a regular basis to find out when the next event will happen. Prices and locations are subject to change.

 

If you’re an ambulatory driver:
If you do not assist the elderly and people who use mobility equipment in your field of work, please consider purchasing the ‘Ambulatory New Driver Course Bundle’ instead of the ‘Wheelchair-Certified New Driver Training Course Bundle’. Please be aware that purchasing both bundles will have you pay twice for the same courses in each bundle, but it will not give you access to more than one copy or instance of each course in their respective bundles.