Professional Development

Dedicated to supporting and developing world-class professionals who provide safe and efficient pupil transportation for our nation's children, NAPT provides cutting-edge educational programs designed to advance your career.

As an organization, we recognize the importance of pupil transportation to an effective educational program and are committed to the continued improvement of all aspects of this specialized educational service. NAPT's Professional Development Series (PDS) consists of nearly 40 different courses that serve as the foundation for professionals seeking their certification. Topic areas include: Orientation, Communications, Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Physical Resource Management, Operations/Systems Management, Leadership, Special Education, and Emergency Management.

Learn more about NAPT's Certification program.

NAPT Professional Development Courses

Professional Development Series courses are offered in several locations and formats:

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For information on bringing PDS courses to your state or district, please contact NAPT Education Specialist Janna Smeltzer at 800-989-6278 or

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In Person Course Fees:

Professional Development Series Online

NAPT is pleased to have partnered with School Training Solutions™ to bring our Professional Development Series directly to you, in an easy, convenient, and effective manner.

Online Course Fees:

*Price does not include exam fee*

Attention to those using Purchase Orders for online courses:

If you would like to use a PO, please fax or email it with your contact information to the following:
Fax: 850.475.4047 
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Remit Address:
Smart Horizons
PO Box 268984
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-8984

If you have any questions, please call NAPT HQ, 800.989.NAPT

* STS, a division of Smart Horizons ®, already offers a wide variety of online training organized to meet both state mandated in service training requirements and the professional development training needs of all school district employees, including school bus drivers and other school transportation personnel. Now, they will also offer the entire NAPT PDS online too.