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TAPT Driver Trainer Academy

The TAPT Driver Trainer Academy is an opportunity to prepare new or prospective driver trainers and to enhance the skills of current driver trainers.

34-hours of theory and hands-on exercises led by TAPT instructors with years of first-hand training experience.

  • Days 1 & 2
Presentation Skills
Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT)
Pre-Trip Inspection & Air Brake Test
Precision Backing Theory & Field Exercises
Mirror Use & Blind Spots
Terminology
Straight Line Backing
Gradual & Sharp Backing
FMCSA Clearinghouse Overview
Student Management
Knowledge Assessment
Backing Evaluations

  • Days 3 & 4
Precision Turning Theory & Field Exercises
Stationary Turns
Suspension Protection
Right & Left Turns
Turning Evaluations
Emergency Vehicle Control Maneuvers
Documentation
Special Needs Considerations
Wheelchair Securement & Proper Lift Use
Leadership
One-on-One Consultations - Constructive Feedback
Written Exam
Graduation

Each participant receives a course manual including resources to use for instruction in their own district.
Course fee includes two lunches per participant.
Upon successful completion of the course and payment in full, certificates of completion are emailed within 7 business days of course completion.

Upcoming Academies
January 14-15 & February 4-5, 2023
Pearland ISD


March 2-5, 2023
College Station ISD


May 4-7, 2023
Coming Soon!
Lake Travis ISD


TAPT
PO Box 488
Kemah, Texas 77565
281.549.6573
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