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The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is the only nationwide alternative fuel vehicle and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the United States. The NAFTC develops curricula and disseminates training about alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and advanced technology vehicle education.

NAFTC courses and workshops are offered in both traditional classroom and remotely for groups. NAFTC also offers two online, self-paced courses for individuals in the towing and recycling industries.

Training is offered for groups by special arrangement. Contact Trina Wafle to discuss your needs.

Below is a comprehensive list of the training available from the NAFTC.

 
 

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To improve first responder awareness about EVs, the NAFTC teamed with the West Virginia University Fire Extension Service (WVU FES) to produce a free online training, Electric Vehicle Safety: An Awareness Level Training, hosted by the National Volunteer Fire Council. NVFC received funding from General Motors for EV awareness training and outreach for emergency responders.

The approximately one-hour awareness course features WVU FES Adjunct Instructor and NVFC West Virginia Director, Tom Miller, who provides information about identifying hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles at an incident, assessing for real or potential EV battery damage, de-energizing the vehicle, avoiding thermal runaway, and extinguishing EV and hybrid electric vehicle fires.

A certificate of completion is available from the NVFC and CEUs can be obtained from the WVU FSE for a small fee.

 

The training is available for free at the NVFC Virtual Classroom: https://virtualclassroom.nvfc.org/products/electric-vehicle-safety-an-awareness-level-training (show symbol for leaving the NAFTC site)

Course Type: Online
ID: 2997_1
Completion Time: Self-paced approx. 2 hours

Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are becoming more common on our nation’s roadways. With increased vehicle use, more and more of these vehicles will reach the end of their life span and wind up in an automotive recycling location. While these vehicles may look like their traditional counterparts, there are key differences. As an automotive recycling operator, you should be aware of the characteristics of alternative fuel vehicles and electric drive vehicles (EVs) to ensure your safety and that of those working with you. Accessible from any computer with internet access, this AFV and Advanced Technology Vehicle Training for Automotive Recycling Operators will provide automotive recycling operators with training on safety, proper procedures to follow when interacting with AFVs and EVs, and the possible hazards of dealing with AFVs and EVs in an automotive recycling environment.

  • Discuss the importance of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.
  • Properly and safely identify, assess, and approach an electric drive vehicle (EV) or alternative fuel vehicle (AFV).
  • Identify potential hazards of working with an EV or AFV.
  • Discuss fuel storage and system components of EVs and AFVs.
  • Understand basic properties of EVs and AFVs.
  • Describe correct personal protective equipment to be used in dealing with an EV or AFV.
  • Follow proper procedures for dismantling, recycling, and crushing EVs and AFVs.

This Alternative Fuel Vehicles - Automotive Recycling Safety Training course contains 7 chapters and one comprehensive test. At the end of the course and once you have completed and passed "Chapter 7 - Course Conclusion & Comprehensive Test" , you will have the option to get a printable NAFTCC (NAFTC Certificate).


If you have issues enrolling in this online course, please call us at (304) 293-7882.

Course Type: Online
ID: 2997_1

This course has been developed by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy. This online training explores the various fuels, their properties and origins, how these vehicles differ from conventionally fueled vehicles, and the proper procedures to follow when towing or offering roadside assistance to alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.
  • Properly and safely identify, assess, and approach an electric drive vehicle (EV) or alternative fuel vehicle (AFV).
  • Identify potential hazards of working with an EV or AFV.
  • Discuss safety procedures to be followed in towing or offering roadside assistance to an EV or AFV.
  • Understand basic properties of EVs and AFVs.
  • Describe correct personal protective equipment to be used in dealing with an EV or AFV.
  • Follow proper towing and roadside assistance procedures for EVs and AFVs

This Alternative Fuel Vehicles Towing and Roadside Assistance course contains 10 chapters and one comprehensive test.

At the end of the course and once you have completed and passed the comprehensive test included in Chapter #10 - Course Conclusion - Comprehensive Test, you will have the option to get a printable NAFTCC (NAFTC Certificate).


If you have issues enrolling in this online course, please call us at (304) 293-7882.

Online Courses
To improve first responder awareness about EVs, the NAFTC teamed with the West Virginia University Fire Extension Service (WVU FES) to produce a free online training, Electric Vehicle Safety: An Awareness Level Training, hosted by the National Volunteer Fire Council. NVFC received funding from General Motors for EV awareness training and outreach for emergency responders.   The approximately one-hour awareness course features WVU FES Adjunct Instructor and NVFC West Virginia Director, Tom Miller, who provides information about identifying hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles at an incident, assessing for real or potential EV battery damage, de-energizing the vehicle, avoiding thermal runaway, and extinguishing EV and hybrid electric vehicle fires.   A certificate of completion is available from the NVFC and CEUs can be obtained from the WVU FSE for a small fee.   The training is available for free at the NVFC Virtual Classroom: https://virtualclassroom.nvfc.org/products/electric-vehicle-safety-an-awareness-level-training (show symbol for leaving the NAFTC site)
Course Type: Online ID: 2997_1 Completion Time: Self-paced approx. 2 hours Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are becoming more common on our nation’s roadways. With increased vehicle use, more and more of these vehicles will reach the end of their life span and wind up in an automotive recycling location. While these vehicles may look like their traditional counterparts, there are key differences. As an automotive recycling operator, you should be aware of the characteristics of alternative fuel vehicles and electric drive vehicles (EVs) to ensure your safety and that of those working with you. Accessible from any computer with internet access, this AFV and Advanced Technology Vehicle Training for Automotive Recycling Operators will provide automotive recycling operators with training on safety, proper procedures to follow when interacting with AFVs and EVs, and the possible hazards of dealing with AFVs and EVs in an automotive recycling environment. Discuss the importance of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Properly and safely identify, assess, and approach an electric drive vehicle (EV) or alternative fuel vehicle (AFV). Identify potential hazards of working with an EV or AFV. Discuss fuel storage and system components of EVs and AFVs. Understand basic properties of EVs and AFVs. Describe correct personal protective equipment to be used in dealing with an EV or AFV. Follow proper procedures for dismantling, recycling, and crushing EVs and AFVs. This Alternative Fuel Vehicles - Automotive Recycling Safety Training course contains 7 chapters and one comprehensive test. At the end of the course and once you have completed and passed "Chapter 7 - Course Conclusion & Comprehensive Test" , you will have the option to get a printable NAFTCC (NAFTC Certificate). ENROLL NOW If you have issues enrolling in this online course, please call us at (304) 293-7882.
Course Type: Online ID: 2997_1 This course has been developed by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy. This online training explores the various fuels, their properties and origins, how these vehicles differ from conventionally fueled vehicles, and the proper procedures to follow when towing or offering roadside assistance to alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. After completing this course, you will be able to: Discuss the importance of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Properly and safely identify, assess, and approach an electric drive vehicle (EV) or alternative fuel vehicle (AFV). Identify potential hazards of working with an EV or AFV. Discuss safety procedures to be followed in towing or offering roadside assistance to an EV or AFV. Understand basic properties of EVs and AFVs. Describe correct personal protective equipment to be used in dealing with an EV or AFV. Follow proper towing and roadside assistance procedures for EVs and AFVs This Alternative Fuel Vehicles Towing and Roadside Assistance course contains 10 chapters and one comprehensive test. At the end of the course and once you have completed and passed the comprehensive test included in Chapter #10 - Course Conclusion - Comprehensive Test, you will have the option to get a printable NAFTCC (NAFTC Certificate). ENROLL NOW If you have issues enrolling in this online course, please call us at (304) 293-7882.