Community Training Center Services
UPAL's Community Training Center is located at 4809 Old Warwick Road, Richmond, Virginia 23224
Coming Soon: UPAL Petersburg, 464 Byrne Street, Petersburg, VA 23803
We offer a wide variety of training classes for individuals and groups. We offer the following catalog of CLASSROOM Instruction:
Principal Instructor: Steve Shabazz
Training Manager: Queen Zakia Shabazz
Eight-Hour Driver Improvement Class
*Valid DMV License or photo identification required for this class*
UPAL’s Community Training Center is a Driver Improvement Clinic licensed and certified by the DMV to award up to five (5) safe driving points to persons who successfully complete our 8-hour driver improvement class. Call 804.308.1518 to register – classes offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. UPAL is an affiliate of the National Traffic Safety Institute. Class fee includes instruction, manuals and certificate of completion. Students may be DMV directed, Court directed, and those completing the course voluntarily or for insurance purposes. Please bring a DMV issued photo identification card along with payment to the class. Thank you for choosing UPAL and NTSI to provide your Safe Driving needs.
Escort Vehicle Training and Certification
The purpose of the escort vehicle and driver training is to enhance the safety of moving over-dimensional loads by highway and to reduce delays and inconveniences to the general flow of traffic. Escort drivers have specific tasks to perform during each phase of the over-dimensional load movement. An escort vehicle is one that is used to escort trucks with loads or convoys of vehicles. It serves as a forward or rear warning device to the general public and is required for certain over-dimensional or overweight loads. Escort vehicles are also referred to as flag or pilot cars. The escort vehicle driver is responsible for the overall movement of the load. It is important to remember that the over-dimensional load driver and the escort driver function as a team. Each person must contribute his or her skills and complete attention to ensuring the safe movement of the load. Constant alertness is necessary to anticipate and avoid problems.
CPR/AED Basic First Aid
ASHI CPR, AED and Basic First Aid combination training allows instructors an easy option for students seeking a comprehensive training class. The program helps develop basic first aid knowledge and skills, and the confidence to respond. CPR, AED and Basic First Aid combination training is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, and the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid. Perfect For Individuals who require or desire CPR, AED and first aid knowledge and skills: Emergency response teams in business and industry, adult residential care personnel, teachers, parents, babysitters.
To get information about class schedules, accepted methods of payment, or to register for a class, please call 804-308-1518.