What is a Child Passenger Safety Technician?
Child Passenger Safety Technicians are car seat experts who have taken a roughly 40-hour class with a curriculum written by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in collaboration with National CPS Board and Safe Kids Worldwide. During the class they learn the ins and outs of car seats, installation options, vehicle differences, harnessing procedures, and more. Child Passenger Safety Technicians practice hands-on exercises where an instructor checks to make sure they understand what they are doing and why.
Are you interested in becoming a Child Passenger Safety Technician?
Join the team of over 43,000 nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and be that community advocate or resource in your community! As a Child Passenger Safety Technician, you will put your knowledge to work through a variety of activities, including community presentations and/or child safety seat checks where parents and caregivers receive education and hands-on assistance with the proper use of child restraint systems and seat belts. A majority of parents still misuse their child's restraints and need help to get it right. To register for a child passenger safety certification course you can locate the timing and location of a course near you by searching for courses. Once you find a course you would like to attend you will be prompted to create an online profile after doing so you will be able to register for a course.
Need your car seat checked? Find a Child Passenger Safety Technician near you.
Safe Kids can connect you to Child Passenger Safety Technicians in your community who can check to make sure your car seats are installed correctly and teach you how to use and install a car seat on your own.
Find child passenger safety technicians in your area through the National CPS Certification Program. Simply fill in the online form and search by location, language, or special needs training.