National RTAP eLearning

The National RTAP eLearning portal is an online Learning Management System (LMS) that hosts National RTAP training modules and links to outside trainings and other resources.  Similar to the traditional training guides and discs, the online training on the National RTAP LMS is available for FREE.  

The LMS allows learners to take self-guided, online courses at their own pace and on their own schedule.  The typical end user will be transit management and staff, such as drivers, maintenance personnel, and dispatchers, who can access trainings via personal computers or mobile devices. Learners can revisit the material at any time for a refresher or to reinforce learning. 

eLearning can help reduce costs by minimizing the need to hire a trainer, rent classroom space, or send employees to trainings outside of their area. Further, managers can track employee learning and easily obtain reports that document compliance for training requirements.

National RTAP eLearning is hosted on the Accord LMS platform.  Additional functionality may be made available to transit and state RTAP managers over time, as National RTAP eLearning develops.

To learn more, download the new eLearning Technical Brief.

Getting Started


You must have an account to access the training on the National RTAP eLearning portal at elearning.nationalrtap.org.  To create an account, you will need to REGISTER.  If you already have an account, you can LOGIN.

Managers:  To register and get your transit agency team set up, first download and read the Team Admin Getting Started Guide and then submit the Agency Request form in the toolbar on the National RTAP eLearning homepage. Once your team is set up, you can add learners manually or use this Bulk Import Template to add them all at once.

Transit Employees:  Before you register, contact your manager to see if your agency has been set up as a learning team in the LMS. You will need an Access Code from your manager to be put in the correct team, but learners can also register independently.

If you have any questions, contact us at elearning@nationalrtap.org, 888-589-6821, or via chat (in the upper right corner).

Course Catalog

National RTAP eLearning currently has the following courses available.  There is a range of interactivity among these courses, where some were originally developed as online trainings and others were adapted to be online versions of existing courses.  In addition, some of the training and resources are not National RTAP products and are simply links to outside resources, training, and websites.  More will continue be added to the portal over time.  

  • Substance Abuse Awareness Training for Safety Sensitive Employees
  • Training Videos - Wheelchair Securement and Lifts
  • START Online - Safety Training and Rural Transit
  • Top Shops: Emergency Management in Vehicle Maintenance Facilities
  • 2 the Point Training
  • Emergency Procedures for Rural Transit Drivers
  • Problem Passengers, Challenging Situations
  • FTA 101: An Introduction to the Federal Transit Administration
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Guidance
  • Title VI Program Requirements for FTA Grantees
  • Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors
  • Bus Roadeo Toolkit