The ODOT Office of Transit is committed to ensuring all transit providers in the State of Ohio receive the training necessary to enhance the knowledge and skills needed to provide the best transportation services to Ohio’s travelers. The training resources below are excellent supplements to the other training resources offered by the Office of Transit and are often available online.
ODOT Online Rural Transit & Mobility Management Training
Developed in conjunction with ODOT's Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center, the Office of Transit developed online training modules for new rural transit managers and new mobility managers. The Rural Ohio Transit training module provides participants with an overview of everything that is required of a rural transit manager and information on Ohio’s Rural Transit Program. The Ohio Mobility Management Training Program (OMMTP) provides an in-depth set of training modules on becoming a well-developed mobility manager in Ohio. A MyODOT account is required to use LTAP's Coursemill system for online training.
Visit ODOT Ohio LTAP and follow the instructions to create a MyODOT account and sign onto Coursemill to find the Rural Ohio Transit and Ohio Mobility Management Training Program (OMMTP) training modules.
National RTAP - eLearning
The National RTAP eLearning portal hosts self-guided, online courses on topics like emergency management, general refresher training, and problem passengers. More trainings continue to be added over time so continue to visit for updated offerings. National RTAP provides its training materials free of charge to help rural transit providers with training needs and requirements.
National Transit Institute (Online & In-Person)
The National Transit Institute develops, promotes, and delivers training and education programs for the public transit industry.
Visit the National Transit Institute
DRIVE Training (In-Person)
DRIVE training is a program for drivers who regularly transport passengers with unique needs related to aging or disability. Developed by the Ohio Department of Aging, the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA), and ODOT, the program is operated by COAAA.
Visit DRIVE Training
National Safety Council – Defensive Driving Courses (Online & In-Person)
This course, designed by the National Safety Council, is a 4-hour course that offers practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries, fatalities and costs associated with motor vehicle crashes. Transit providers and other employers may certify their own instructors to teach this course by attending the National Safety Council's Instructor Course.
Visit the National Safety Council
National Center for Mobility Management (Online & In-Person)
The National Center for Mobility Management delivers in-person and virtual trainings to support mobility managers and partners in adopting proven, sustainable, and replicable transportation coordination, mobility management, and one call–one click transportation information practices.
Visit the National Center for Mobility Management
Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) Online Training
CTAA offers drivers, dispatchers, mechanics, safety officers, front line supervisors and transit managers training and certification programs to meet the needs of an ever changing transit industry. Courses are offered online and in-person courses are available from time-to-time throughout the nation.
Visit the CTAA online training page