We are proud to announce the opening of Arkansas Transit Association’s Online Training Portal.  Through this portal, your agency’s employees can complete:


  • DHS/DDS Transportation Training ($40.00 members/$60.00 non-members) (combines START Defensive Driving, Transport of Older Passengers & Passengers with Disabilities, and Wheelchair Securement & Lift Operation)
  • START Defensive Driving ($15.00 members/$35.00 non-members)
  • Transport of Older Passenger & Passengers with Disabilities ($15.00 members/$35.00 non-members)
  • Wheelchair Securement & Lift Operation ($15.00 members/$35.00 non-members)
  • More courses will be added in the coming months.
  • Please note:
    • Member agencies billed upon course registration, not course completion.
    • Students have two weeks to complete each course.


With the Online Training Portal, ATA can provide training to your employees with the following benefits:


  • Flexible:  The courses in the Online Training Portal are all on-demand; they are designed for maximum flexibility and convenience.
    • Your employees can take courses anytime (24/7/365), anywhere (work, home, public library, etc.), and on any device (computer, smartphone, tablet). 
    • You won’t have to send your employees to North Little Rock for training or schedule me to travel to your location.
    • Your employees can get required training whenever they need it, not just when it’s available.


  • Familiar:  The Online Training Portal offers courses that mirror the in-person training experience.
    • Courses are a combination of narrated slideshows, videos, and quizzes.
    • Students can download handouts for each course.
    • Students can print off or save a course completion certificate after course completion.  Student and agency will also receive course completion confirmations by email.
    • Courses include a “Contact Us” button, so students can email ATA with any questions or problems they have.
    • Students who complete DHS/DDS Transportation Training or START Defensive Driving are eligible for Defensive Driving Course designation from Office of Driver Services.


  • COVID-proof:  The Online Training Portal is a safe, effective platform for employee training, even in the midst of a pandemic.


To sign up for a course in the Online Training Portal, click here.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at 501-372-8900 or contact Brandon Wood, Training Director at bwood@arktransit.org