MAVO Training

MTANJ and Less Stress Instructional Services have partnered to provide our members with MAVO training!

For those interested in working for state-licensed medical transportation companies, please click here to learn how you can enroll in Mobility Assistance Vehicle Operators (MAVO) training.

Mobility Assistance Vehicle Operator (MAVO) Training
NJAC 8:40 requires that individuals that operate Mobility Assistance Vehicles (MAV’s – also known as ambulettes or wheelchair vans) have certification in an approved assistance program. The MAV Training course the certification program for persons who are responsible for safely moving injured, infirm, or disabled persons who need specialized transportation assistance. The individuals who successfully pass the course are Certified Mobility Assistance Vehicle Operators (MAVOs).

Proper training, enhanced by a comprehensive orientation period, provides the safest possible environment for the patient and the individuals who are responsible for his transportation – the MAV Operator. In most cases, the MAV Operator works alone in his vehicle and faces a greater risk of injury compared to two-person ambulance crews. An effective training program reduces the risk of injury to the patient, to staff, and helps to minimize liability and insurance claims to the providing agency.

For those interested in certifying individuals to work in mobility assistance and operate state-licensed vehicles, click here for MAVO Instructor training.

Mobility Assistance Vehicle Operator(MAVO) Instructor
NJAC 8:40 requires that individuals that operate Mobility Assistance Vehicles (MAV’s – also known as ambulettes or wheelchair vans) have certification in an approved assistance program. The MAV Training course the certification program for persons who are responsible for safely moving injured, infirm, or disabled persons who need specialized transportation assistance. The individuals who successfully pass the course are Certified Mobility Assistance Vehicle Operators (MAVOs).

This program prepares the candidate to present the MAVO certification program to individuals working in the medical transportation industry. Candidates will have detailed instruction in course content, review skills criteria for certification, and be inserviced on program administration and policy. Lastly, students must be monitored for a student teaching at a live program under the supervision of a faculty member. Once completed, candidates will become certified MAVO instructors and be eligible to certify individuals for work on licensed MAV agencies.

John Mateus, Programs Director
Less Stress Instructional Services
Emergency Care / OSHA Compliance Training, Services, and Consulting
(888) 277-3671
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MTANJ MAVO Grant from the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Who is eligible for the free MAVO training under the Skills Partnership Training Grant:

  • Individuals employed by MAV companies who are current MTANJ members in good standing. 
  • Individuals not currently employed by a MAV company are not eligible for this free training.

How to schedule your free training:

  • Classes conducted under the Skills Partnership Training Grant are scheduled in the same manner as regular MAVO classes. When scheduling, check the box indicating that you are a member of the MTANJ. Click here to schedule your MAVO training.

What else you need to know:

  • The Skills Partnership Training Grant requires all MAVO students to be paid the regular hourly wage by their employer for the duration of the 8-hour training course.

Information Needed From Each Participating Member Company:

  • Company Name 
  • FEIN#
  • NAICS Code (621910 is ambulance, 485991 for special needs transportation)
  • DUNS# 
  • Number of employees at your location (if you have more than one location, list both numbers)
  • Time in Business
  • Union Affiliation. If unionized, include the union name & local number, address, city, state, zip code, representative, phone, adnd email address.
  • Hourly wage of each participant. (Note: Each person must be paid at least minimum wage for course participation.)

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the MTANJ Training Grant from the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development, please contact newjersey@ambulance.org.