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​​Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Training CoursesChild in seatbelt

The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed the following CPS training courses. They provide accurate, up-to-date occupant protection to CPS advocates who work with State and local CPS programs to promote the correct use and installation of appropriate child safety seats.

​NHTSA CPS Technician Certification Program

The National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program was created to meet the growing need for people with a high level of CPS knowledge and a standardized set of qualifications.  Training is intended to prepare individuals for the real-life situations they will encounter when helping families learn about properly installing child safety seats and securing their children.  Becoming a confident and competent technician requires many hours of supervised seat installation practice beyond this course.

NHTSA CPS Technician Renewal Course (for CPS Techs who certification has lapse​d)

SAFE KIDS CPS Technician update/Refresher Course

This course was designed to help certified CPS technicians and technicians-instructors stay up-to-date in the ever changing CPS environment. Participants gain a clear understanding of difficult or often-misunderstood CPS topics, obtain updated or advanced information about changing CPS technology and to learn help correct the errors and misinformation commonly witnessed in the field.

  • CPS Instructor Locator - Contact a certified CPS instructor, the CPS Coordinator in your local health department or the CDPH Vehicle Occupant Safety Program for assistance in arranging a class.​

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