Driver Course Descriptions


Driver Training Bootcamp

This 2-day (16 hours) hands-on and interactive training is the Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) and Defensive Driving (DD) training. Participants have the options of taking both days or just 1 at a time. Day 1 is (typically) PASS and Day 2 is (typically) DD. See below for specific descriptions on each course. In addition to the regular 8-hour material there are speakers, hands-on activities, door-to-door simulations, driving simulations, fire extinguisher demonstration and practice, and other activities during these 2 days of training. Lunch is also provided during the 2 days.

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Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS)

This is an 8-hour course that includes hands on activities with wheelchair securement and lift operation.

Classroom topics include:
Part 1 - You, the Driver
Part 2 - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Part 3 - Disability Awareness
Part 4 - Mobility Equipment
Part 5 - Transporting an Aging Society
Part 6 - Accidents and Emergencies


Defensive Driving (DD)

The Defensive Driving class is an 8-hour class that includes several topics pertaining to transportation drivers/providers:

  • Professional Excellence
  • The Fatal Four
  • Risk Management
  • SIPDE Defensive Driving process
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Managing and Eliminating Driver Distractions
  • Rules of the Road
  • Restraints and Airbags
  • Safe Vehicle Operations


Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, AED

American Heart Association’s Heartsaver courses are designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

Heartsaver instructor-led training is conducted in a classroom setting and features group interaction and hands-on coaching and feedback from an AHA instructor.

This class will teach you first aid basics (including scene safety, finding the problem, calling for help, and more), medical emergencies (including actions for choking, breathing problems, shock, and more), injury emergencies (including actions for bleeding, broken bones, burns, and more), and environmental emergencies (including actions for bites and stings, and temperature-related and poison emergencies. There will be skills practice and testing with the instructor during the course.

Students will learn how to recognize different life-threatening emergencies, provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner.


**Driver training is for eligible drivers hired by a Nebraska transit agency receiving 5310 or 5311 funding from the Nebraska Department of Transportation. If you are unsure of your eligibility please contact Kaitlyn Richardson at (402) 480-6859 or Kari Ruse at (402) 479-4694**