NATMI CDS/CSS Certification Training - Columbus

5175 Post Road
Dublin, OH 43017
Courtyard by Marriott Columbus/Dublin
Monday, April 22, 2019 8:00 AM - Friday, April 26, 2019 5:00 PM (EDT)


MFSB – Motor Fleet Safety Basics

(2 days-course only)

OTA/OAM Member: $499     

Non-Member: $599   


MMFSP – Managing Motor Safety Programs

(2 day- course only)               

OTA/OAM Member: $499     

Non-Member: $599   


Full Safety Course

(4 days – no exam)                

OTA/OAM Member: $949     

Non-Member: $1049 


Full Safety Course with Exam

(4.5 days – with certification exam)              

OTA/OAM Member: $1299   

Non-Member: $1399 

Event Details

The Ohio Trucking Association is proud of offer the following NATMI safety certification courses:

Certified Director of Safety (CDS) and Certified Safety Supervisor (CSS). These programs include Motor Fleet Safety Basics (2 days classroom) and Managing Motor Fleet Safety Program (2 days classroom) and the Certification exams (1/2 day). 

These courses will satisfy the classroom attendance and the examination requirements for certification as CDS or CSS. Please note CDS requires 5 years (4 years with college degree) of experience on motor fleet safety management and CSS requires 2 years of experience in motor fleet safety.   

Want to become certified?

The courses below are applicable toward NATMI’s nationally recognized, university accredited certification programs. Taking the courses is the first step toward earning a credential that will help you become a more competent professional, earn industry recognition and credibility in court testimony. If you have the job experience, you can pay one lump sum that covers all fees for certification, and complete the process within a 60-day time frame – or less.

How to become certified:

  • Certified Director of Safety (CDS): 5 Years (or 4 years if you have a college degree) in fleet safety management
  • Certified Safety Supervisor (CSS): 2 Years in fleet safety profession

NATMI Accelerated Certification School Format:

Certification Category:
On your own prior to courses:
Complete pre-reading
Course requirement #1:
Motor Fleet Safety Basics (Classroom)
Course requirement #2:
Managing Motor Fleet Safety Programs (Classroom)
Exam and Exhibit workshop:
Certification examination and Exhibit workshop on morning following the training courses
On your own following courses:
Submit certification application and exhibit binder within 60 days of classroom training and exam

Date:          April 22-23; 8:00am - 5:00pm            

Title:           Motor Fleet Safety Basics (2 days classroom)

After this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the role of the safety supervisor in implementing quality fleet safety programs.
  2. Implement record keeping systems to meet DOT and OSHA regulatory requirements.
  3. Conduct basic on-site accident investigations and compile accident reports.
  4. Implement procedures to prevent employee injury and control workers’ compensation claims.
  5. Apply strategies to hire successfully.
  6. Identify and implement strategies to improve driver retention.
  7. Identify safety-related training needs and deliver effective safety training programs.
  8. Describe the benefits and requirements for becoming a NATMI certified safety professional.

Course Description: This “Fleet Safety 101” program is designed to provide training on effective implementation of safety-related policies and procedures. A training requirement for NATMI’s safety certification program, this course is designed for line-level safety supervisors, with the basic emphasis on what they need to do and when and how to do it. Managers of small fleets and experienced safety professionals seeking a refresher on technical issues will find this course helpful as well.

You’ll gain technical knowledge taught within the context of the importance of safety and applying a quality management approach to safety program implementation. Some pre-reading is also required. The following topics will be covered:

  • Objectives of a fleet safety program
  • Overview of NATMI certification for safety professionals
  • DOT/OSHA Record keeping issues and requirements
  • Reporting and documenting vehicle accidents
  • Employee injury control and prevention
  • Hiring the right people
  • Driver retention
  • Safety training
  • Implementing safety in your company

Date:          April 24-25; 8:00am - 5:00pm             

Title:           Managing Motor Fleet Safety Programs (2 days classroom)

After this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Establish safety policy and procedures.
  2. Apply quality management principles and tools to safety management.
  3. Develop measurement standards and control systems for fleet safety.
  4. Analyze company records to quantify the Return on Investment of safety programs.
  5. Evaluate critical data in each technical program area covered in this course.
  6. Make recommendations to establish and continuously improve safety programs.
  7. Act as an advocate for safety in their company.
  8. Create a company safety culture and “sell” upper management on the safety philosophy.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide transportation safety directors and prospective safety directors with the vision and skills that they need to manage an effective safety program. Participants will be playing the role of a newly-hired safety director at a company in need of a safety overhaul. Through case-based scenarios, learn how to “sell” safety to top management, foster a safety “culture” in the organization, demonstrate safety’s Return on Investment, and consistently improve the safety of company operations using quality management approaches. The following topics will be covered:

  • How to become a Certified Director of Safety (CDS)
  • Safety is good business – demonstrating the effect of safe operation on profitability.
  • The quality management approach to safety programs: how to identify the root cause of company safety problems and establish systems for continuous improvement.
  • Employee injury/illness management programs: focusing on critical safe behaviors to prevent or reduce injuries; managing injury costs through early return to work programs.
  • Driver performance management: using quality tools to identify the root causes of Hours of Service violations and to analyze driver turnover.
  • Accident analysis and litigation: root cause analysis of accident trends; a case study in accident litigation.
  • Implementing safety: how to implement the concepts introduced in this course in your own company.

Date:           April 26; 8:00am - 5:00pm 

Title:           Certification Exam

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus/Dublin
5175 Post Road
Dublin, OH 43017

A room block has been negotiated. Room rate is $121 per night. Please call the hotel directly at 614-764-9393 extension 4 and reference the "Ohio Trucking Association" room block.

Refund Policy:
Our refund policy is as follows:

  • You will receive a 100% refund if you cancel more than 10 days before the course.
  • You will receive a 75% refund if you cancel more than 3 days before the course.
  • You will receive no refund if you cancel less than 3 days before the course.
Additional Information
Event Contact:
Bradie Berry
Contact Organization:
Ohio Trucking Association
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