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NYAPT Leadership Development and Certification Institute

NYAPT  presents the NYAPT Leadership Development and Certification Institute.  The purpose of this program is to provide school transportation professionals with a process to develop skills and competencies they need to ensure that all the elements necessary for a safe bus ride come together for every student who rides a school bus. 

Click on the links below to download the Overview Leadership brochure that explains the program, as well as the application materials.

The application fee to enter the program is $175.00 for a three-year term.   Applicants can apply by completing the application and sending it to NYAPT at the address below with  the $175.00 application fee included. 




Certification Resources:

Transportation Law Course 2010

Transportation Law Course 2010 APPENDIX


National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures


Due to the cancellation of the 2020 NYAPT Summer Conference, we restructured the delivery of the Leadership Development and Certification Institute programming. We are excited to announce that this popular program will continue with the generous sponsorship of Leonard Bus Sales, Inc. in virtual format. These professional development virtual format opportunities began after the NYAPT annual meeting on July 13, 2020.   In person programming will be available when health department regulations permit.

NYAPT will offer the following programming opportunities:

“Managing Your Operation with Key Performance Indicators” - presenter TBD - $99

“Transportation Contracts, RFPs and Bids” – presenter Lori Ann Savino - $99 - This course will be offered as a pre-conference course before the 2021 Summer Conference!  Go to 2021 NYAPT Summer Pre-Conference Workshop - School Business -Contracts, Bids and RFPs & More for details and to register

“NYAPT Law Course - Updated” presenter TBD - $145.00 members/$195.00 non-members

These programs are offered at no cost to Leadership program participants due to the support of the Leonard Bus Sales, Inc. sponsorship. This generous sponsorship covers educational programming costs for the aforementioned courses.   For new applicants to the Leadership program, individual registration is at full cost to the registrant at $175.00 per applicant.

All NYAPT members are welcome to participate in the Leadership program webinars, however at the posted fee. Members are encouraged to join the Leadership program. More information will be shared at the NYAPT Annual Meeting on these educational opportunities.

Leadership program participants who are ready to take the certification test are asked to consider the following: NYAPT will arrange to deliver the test at your location on an individual basis. Please contact the NYAPT office at dave@nyapt.org to schedule a test. Testing dates can be set up after the NYAPT annual meeting. Note the information below that you should consider before taking the certification test. This information can be found above.

1. Attain the necessary knowledge of NYS Department of Education, NYS Department of Motor Vehicle, NYS Department of Transportation, and USDOT Laws and Regulations as they pertain to pupil transportation.

2. Reference materials for review (found in the NYAPT website):

  • NYSED 2006 District Safety Review
  • NYAPT 2010 Transportation Law Course
  • National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures
  • Current PTSI NYS Laws and Regulations Book

Contact the NYAPT office if you have questions regarding the Leadership Development and Certification program.

NYAPT Certified Director's  of Transportation

Maureen Ryan - New Paltz School District - December 2006

Richard Gallagher - Bayshore School District - June 2010

Whitney Colvin -  Brunswick Central School District

Chris Nelson - Retired from Stillwater School District

Nicole Dolce - Eastchester School District - August 2020

Lori-Ann Savino - Jericho School District - November 2020

John Toups - Jericho School District - January  2021

Jason Callahan - Amityville UFSD - January 2021

Wayne Conbeer - Canajoharie Central School District - March 2021

Kenrick McPhoy - Long Beach Public Schools - March 2021

Marc Medina - Farmingdale School District - March 2021

Castel Stone - Jericho School District - January 2021

John Kidd - Fairport Central School District - February 2021

Ann Chagnon - Queensbury School District - April 2021

John Spacht - Southwestern School District - June 2021

Judy Kahn - Saratoga Springs City School District - July 2021

Dawn Goodrich - Owego Apalachin Central School District - July 2021

Claudine Beck - North Colonie Central School District - February 2022

Karen Brouilette - Oneida City School District - February 2022

Robert Cornish - Jasper-Troupsville Central School District - February 2022

Karim Johnson - Bethlehem Central School District - February 2022

Andy Kirk - Whitesboro Central School District - February 2022

Cynthia Snow - Waterville Central School District - February 2022

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Clifton Park, NY 12065


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