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Safety Training

Safety Training Certification Requirement


Under Public Act 95-501 and Administrative Code  89 Ill. Adm. Code 140.490(f) , all providers of non-emergency medicar and service car transportation must 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 department upon request.

Safety Training Certification Providers

Classroom training is available at the following Chicago locations:
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois and Triton College, River Grove, Illinois Inc. provides alternate classroom availability throughout the greater Chicago area and for those who are unable to travel to a fixed classroom location, the option of their trainers traveling to the provider’s location for training services. They also provide safety training certification through the Train the Trainer format. Training Program content may be viewed at:


E-mail: Jimmie Hamp or​ 

Business telephone: 773-726-3466 

Illinois Rural Transit Assistance Center at Western Illinois University

Classroom sessions are offered throughout Illinois. Rural Transit Assistance Center trainers will go directly to the provider’s facilities for a fee. Specific details are agreed upon between the trainer and provider.


E-mail: Mable Kreps
Telephone: 1-800-526-9943

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (John A Logan College, Lewis & Clark Community College, Oakton Community College, Prairie State College, College of DuPage)

SIU Carbondale can provide information on Illinois Community Colleges throughout the state that offer classroom sessions for drivers and attendants.


Jackie Welch, Coordinator
Continuing Education and Outreach
Mail Code 6705
Southern Illinois University
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone: 618-536-7751
Fax: 618-453-5680

Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) 

CTAA teaches the Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) Driver certification program providing classroom training at the provider's location. Training services are provided for a professional services fee agreed upon between the Trainer and the Provider.


Len Cahill, Training & Certification Manager

Phone: 202.415.9653 or 800.891.0590 ext. 705

Email: ​



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