school not PTDI certified

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by scarecrow56, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Jawila

    Jawila Bobtail Member

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    This PDTI certification is a real stinker. I called recruiters at Crete out of interest of going there, and asked them about schools they accept students from.
    No matter what I told this recruiter about the school I most wanted to attend, and for good reasons, all they could say was, "it has to be PTDI certified." (Add high pitched nasal quality to the voice for proper emphasis)

    I was so irked, I said thank you and hung up the phone. Okay, that was rude, but what is up with a person or company who will not even attempt to listen to reason?

    The school is Salt Lake Community College, check it out if you want to research it yourself. One of the instructors there, when I asked him why they did not have the PTDI cert. told me that the cost to them was somewhat prohibitive, and that it just was not neccesary for them to have. I have to agree with him on this point. This school is accredited by the Northwest Commision on Colleges and Universties. It doesn't get much better than that. The instructor also informed me that they actually exceeded PDTI standards, and that some well respected companies sent their employees there for training including ABF and FedEx.

    So what gives? I know standards of performance are a good thing, but I think SLCC has these standards set in place, if not by PDTI.

    I wonder if I could call Crete back and reason with SOMEONE there? :smt021
     
  2. MrBill

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    Greetings!
    I just finished looking at CRETE and PTDI. I will be surprised if CRETE the "no shortcuts" company will waiver much. Utah and California use a state standard (along with about twenty three other states). Not all of them are as stringent as PTDI and some of them more. Good luck though. You will have to find PTDI through your search engine they won't let me paste the link here. There are no PTDI schools in Utah. Arizona has two schools one of which is SWIFT driving academy. You can look further in these pages to see what a record that company has. Go figure?
    Bill
     
  3. Jawila

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    Evidently PTDI isn't bringing in enough money to keep their own website updated. Hah.

    There are two PTDI certified courses here in Utah, one from Sage and the other Roadmaster.

    I'm so tired of this I just want to get it overwith. I'll probably do Roadmaster. They put you through 160 hour course in 3 weeks.

    I really just want to get out there and start driving. My budget is really short anyway. I don't have a lot of time to devote to the community college.
     
  4. Tip

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    Yes, some of us get it. The companies do get government mulla for each newbie they hire on. This means turnover is something companies want and strive for.

    'Nuff said.
     
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