We offer regularly scheduled training throughout the tri-county area on a variety of general topics for community transportation drivers. Our professional team is also available to bring existing classes to your organization, or support the development of customized curricula.

Classroom Training

Browse our Training Calendar below. You can select an event and register online or email us at training@rideconnection.org.


*Note: Instructor-led classes are offered both in person and virtually. Please make sure that you register for the class that meets your needs. Virtual classes are done using a Zoom meeting. In-person classes meet at our Glisan office located at 9955 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220.

We offer instructor-led driver training on the following topics:

  • Defensive Driving

  • The Best Ride: Customer Service and Passenger Assistance with Wheelchair Securement

Online Learning

We use Digital Chalk for our online courses.


Online courses consist of animation sequences and videos that illustrate the content. Learning is tested with embedded quizzes during the course and overall knowledge is tested at the end of each course via a content quiz. A score of 80% or better must be achieved in order to receive the course certificate.


A high speed internet connection is recommended to ensure smooth play of videos and animations.


Click here for step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process for opening an account as well as selecting and paying for courses.

We offer the following courses online:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Safe at Any Age: Defensive Driving

  • Dialysis Transportation – What Every Driver Needs to Know

Customized Training and Curriculum Services

Our  professional trainers are available to bring existing classes to your organization for groups of drivers. Custom course development and curricular design services are also available.