PennTRAIN: Certified Safety and Security Officer (CSSO)

  • 10/11/2021
  • 11/18/2021
  • 2 sessions
  • 10/11/2021, 8:30 AM 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • 11/18/2021, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM (EST)
  • Altoona, PA
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Certified Safety and Security Officer (CSSO)


October 18: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

October 19: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Altoona Metro Transit

The Trolleyworks Conference Room

3316 5th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602

Class Size:  20


A commitment to safety has long been a hallmark of community transportation programs. This commitment extends both to the riding public and to the women and men who work in the nation’s community transportation systems. To demonstrate this commitment to safety, CTAA developed the Certified Safety and Security Officer program. 

This certification program fully prepares community and public transportation professionals to review their operations for safety and security in the critical components and core elements of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Bus Safety and Security Program.

Workshop participants will learn how to conduct interviews and employ techniques useful in identifying and addressing all the benchmarks found in the FTA program’s nine critical areas. Participants will also review transit safety and security case studies.

This certification includes a CSSO participant handbook and a certification exam at the end of the course. The certification is valid for three years.


Michael NoelNoel Training and Consulting (on behalf of CTAA)


Day One - Training Agenda Critical Areas:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Operations
  • Vehicles and Maintenance
  • Facilities and Maintenance
  • Personnel

Day Two - Training Agenda Critical Areas:

  • Training
  • Organizational Safety
  • Organizational Security
  • Community Emergency Response Preparedness
  • Certification Examination


$150 (in-state only)

PPTA cancellation policy applies.

Lodging: TBD

Room Block Rate: TBD

Meals: Lunch and breaks will be provided during the training. Please indicate any dietary restrictions on your registration.

Attire: Casual. Because it can be a challenge to keep the meeting room at a temperature that accommodates everyone, we recommend bringing a sweater or jacket to stay comfortable.

Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 115 Pine Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

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