Patient Transporter

Certificate Accelerated

Online Patient Transporter Training for Your Employees

The Patient Transporter Training Program will prepare new and current employees to provide safe, dependable, and courteous patient transportation services for all admissions, discharges, and transfers throughout the hospital or long-term care facility. 

  • Prepares your employees for roles such as patient transporter, patient escort, orderly, guest services associate, and internal transporter.
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your learners or employees successfully progress through training.
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What Your Learners Will Study

  1. How to maintain and be responsible for all departmental equipment, including wheelchairs, stretchers, and TransCarts.
  2. Effectively transport equipment and documents relating to patient care and transport.
  3. How to provide excellent customer service to patients, keeping in mind patient confidentiality and HIPAA regulations.
  4. The foundational skills needed for safe patient handling, including understanding and adhering to OSHA regulations.

Patient Transporter Training Curriculum 


Average completion time: 1-3 mo

Designed with job-readiness in mind, Penn Foster’s Patient Transporter Training curriculum covers the essential skills and knowledge needed to prepare your workers to become effective members of your healthcare team from day one. Online courses cover topics such as:  

  • Communication and customer service
  • Patient confidentiality and HIPAA
  • Use of adaptive equipment to support Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • OSHA and safe patient handling

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As the trusted training provider for leading employers, education providers, and job training organizations, Penn Foster designs and delivers digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America's fastest-growing fields and professions. 
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Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, any where  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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