National Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Training Overview
The National Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Training is a nationally standardized curriculum delivered in a cumulative manner with each successive section building on the preceding module. The Learning Model used in this training is Learn-Practice-Explain.
Teaching strategies include lecture, hands-on practice, and group discussion. The training includes three written quizzes and four hands-on skills evaluations. Participation in all course activities and successful performance on the quizzes and hands-on skill evaluations leads to national certification as a Child Passenger Safety Technician for two years.
- Provide basic technical knowledge about car seats, booster seats, and seat belt systems.
- Create opportunities to develop and practice effective communication skills to educate parents and caregivers on the safe transportation of children.
After participating in this program, certified child passenger safety technicians will be able to:
- Select appropriate child restraints and secure children in vehicle restraint systems according to child passenger safety best practice recommendations.
- Educate parents and caregivers in the proper selection, installation, and use of car seats and booster seats.
- Teach others how to install child restraint systems in their vehicles according to child passenger safety best practice recommendations.
- Educate parents on when a child can be safely secured in the vehicle seat belt.
- Utilize appropriate resources to retrieve information related to child passenger safety.
- Serve as a community / organization resource to provide child passenger safety information.