Safety Training Certification Requirement
All Providers of non-emergency medicar and service car transportation are required under Public Act 95-501 and Administrative Code 89 Ill. Adm. Code 140.490(f) to certify that all drivers and employee attendants have completed safety training certification every three years. Medicar and service car providers receiving federal funding under 49 U.S.C. 5307 or 5311, are not subject to the safety training program certification requirement during the period of federal funding. Documentation of the federal funding period must be made available to the Illinois Depatment of Healthcare and Family Services upon request.
The current list of State of Illinois Medicaid approved safety training providers is on the HFS Website and is shown below:
Safety Training Certification Providers
Classroom training is available at the following Chicago locations: Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois and Triton College, River Grove, Illinois.
Medicarsafety.com Inc. provides alternate classroom availability throughout the greater Chicago area and for those who are unable to travel to a fixed classroom location, the option of their trainers traveling to the provider’s location for training services. Training Program content may be viewed at: MedicarSafety.com.
E-mail: Jimmie Hamp
Business telephone: 773-726-3466
Illinois Rural Transit Assistance Center at Western Illinois University
Classroom sessions are offered throughout Illinois. Rural Transit Assistance Center trainers will come directly to the provider’s facilities for a fee. Specific details are agreed upon between the trainer and provider.
Telephone: 1-800-526-9943 or 309-298-2141
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Classroom training is available at the following locations: John A Logan College, Lewis & Clark Community College, and Prairie State College. SIU Carbondale can provide information on Illinois Community Colleges throughout the state that offer classroom sessions for drivers and attendants.
Jackie Welch, Coordinator
Conference and Scheduling Services
Mail Code 6705
Southern Illinois University
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Specialty Needs Transportation (SNT)
SNT provides a Non-Emergency Transport Safety Course for a fee. Class dates and fee schedule will be determined by course director.