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Child Passenger Safety Certification

Training Information

The National Child Passenger Safety Certification Program offers certification or recertification as a Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician. In addition, it offers resources for locating a CPS technician in your area.

Course Descriptions

  • National Standardized Child Passenger Certification Course (3 – 4 Days): This course is open to the public and certifies people as child passenger safety technicians and instructors. CPS technicians and instructors put their knowledge to work by conducting child safety seat checks, where parents and caregivers receive hands-on assistance with proper use of child restraint systems and safety belts.
  • Refresher Course (1 Day): This is a full-day course intended for currently certified technicians who have previously attended the standardized 32-hour child passenger safety certification training. The intention of the course is to apprise students of the changes that have evolved since their training and provide updates regarding topics such as LATCH, side impact air bags, controversial products and installation techniques. This course will help with the necessary requirements to recertify.
  • Renewal Course (1 Day): This course is designed for previously certified technicians or instructors of the National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program who have allowed their certification to expire. Participants will be provided instruction and hands-on skills assessment. Upon completion of this one-day testing course, the participants will take a re-certification test to regain their CPS technician status.
  • Safe Travels for All Children: Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs (2 Days): This course is open to any certified child passenger safety technician, with special consideration for occupational and physical therapists.