Date: February 10, 2022
To: Enrolled Transportation Providers
Re: Safety Training Certification Programs
This notice updates the list of approved Medicaid transportation safety training certification programs.
All providers of non-emergency medicar and service car transportation are required under Public Act 95-501 and Administrative Code 89 Ill. Adm. Code 140.490(f) to certify that all drivers and employee attendants have completed safety training certification every three years. Medicar and service car providers receiving federal funding under 49 U.S.C. 5307 or 5311 are not subject to the safety training program certification requirement during the period of federal funding. Documentation of the federal funding period must be made available to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) upon request.
The current list of State of Illinois Medicaid approved safety training providers is on the HFS website and is shown below:
Community Transportation Associate of America (CTAA)
CTAA provides classroom training at the provider's facilities for a fee. Specific details are agreed upon between the trainer and provider.
- Contact Information: Len Cahill, Training and Certification Manager
Classroom training is available at the following Chicago locations: Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois and Triton College, River Grove, Illinois.
For those who are unable to travel to a fixed classroom location in the greater Chicago area, MedicarSafety.com Inc. provides the option of their trainers traveling to the provider's location for training services. The Training Program content may be viewed at: MedicarSafety.com.
- Contact Information: Jimmie Hamp
Illinois Rural Transit Assistance Center at Western Illinois University
Classroom sessions are offered throughout Illinois. Rural Transit Assistance Center trainers will come directly to the provider's facilities for a fee. Specific details are agreed upon between the trainer and provider.
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
- Contact Information: Mable Kreps
Classroom training is available at the following locations: John A Logan College, Lewis & Clark Community College, Oakton Community College, Prairie State College, and College of DuPage.
SIU Carbondale can provide information on Illinois Community Colleges throughout the state that offer classroom sessions for drivers and attendants.
- Contact Information: Jackie Welch, Coordinator
Conference and Scheduling Services
Mail Code 6705
Southern Illinois University
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Specialty Needs Transportation (SNT)
SNT provides a Non-Emergency Transport Safety Course for a fee. Class dates and fee schedule will be determined by course director.
- Contact Information: Tom Gandurski, General Manager and Course Director
Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Bureau of Professional and Ancillary Services at 877-782-5565.
Kelly Cunningham, Administrator
Division of Medical Programs