Emergicare Special Transportation Driver Training
About Our Training Programs
MN DOT STS Driver Training
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Minnesota was the first state to require training for all Special Transportation drivers. In order to be employed as an STS driver in Minnesota candidates are required to complete 16 hours of training for an Ambulatory-only driver and 20 hours of training for a wheelchair transport driver, within 45 days of being hired. Driver re-certification is required every three (3) years.
Emergicare is the first STS driver training provider to endorse and incorporate Minnesota's "Toward Zero Deaths" program in defensive driving classes to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and road rage. Visit: Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths for more information.
We were also the first training provider to include Compression-Only CPR in our Driver First Aid classes, although it is not required by MN DOT. As if January 1, 2018, two drivers have saved lives by successfully using the skills they learned in class!
We have been providing in-person, hands-on Special Transportation Driver Training to drivers for all providers since 2000 and have been certified by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to teach all four categories; Defensive Driving, Passenger Assistance, both Ambulatory and Wheelchair, First Aid and Maltreatment Awareness/Abuse Prevention.
Emergicare has been active in patient transportation and training since 1973.
NOTICE: Effective March 10, 2019, At the request of several long-time clients, we will continue to offer training, however, it will now be every other month, on a reservation-only basis. Providers will need to contact us by email to reserve a place in the class.
Monday, Aug. 26, 2019: Defensive Driving, 6:00 PM Driving Miss Daisy, 1710 Douglas Dr. N., Golden Valley
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019: Passenger Assistance (Ambulatory only)* Driving Miss Daisy
Monday, Sept. 2, 2019: LABOR DAY (No Classes)
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019: First Aid, (Location TBA)
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019: Abuse Prevention/Maltreatment Awareness, Driving Miss Daisy
*Passenger Assistance B (Wheelchairs) by special arrangement only.
NOTICE: Effective October 1, 2018, all private classes for non-established clients (New, or we haven't held a class for your service in the past 36 months.) will require a $125.00 non-refundable reservation fee, which will be deducted from your final tuition bill.
Please Click here to register by e-mail.
Include the driver's name(s), ambulatory only or wheelchair training. and the company they drive for. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with the tuition cost, within 24 hours, or you can submit payment below:
Now Available: Pay by Credit/Debit Card, online or on-site - Online price includes discount:
(When paying online, please print your receipt and bring to class.)
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