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 at to discuss your needs.

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

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Towing and Roadside Assistance Training

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.