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Technician Training and Resources

What Techs Do

CPS technicians and instructors use their considerable knowledge and expertise at a variety of community-based activities, such as child safety seat checks, where parents and caregivers receive education and hands-on assistance. CPS technicians also provide educational programs in the community to parent and caregiver groups. CPS technicians and instructors also keep up-to-date on the latest technical information about child passenger safety through seminars and other continuing education opportunities.

All CPS technicians must take and pass the CPS Certification Course and pay a course fee of $85. To learn more about becoming a tech visit or At the completion of the certification training course, the participant will be a certified child passenger safety technician and able to:

  • Demonstrate child passenger safety technical skills.
  • Identify and correct misuse of child restraints.
  • Educate others on child passenger safety issues.
  • Demonstrate a minimum standard of knowledge and skills to meet national certification requirements.
  • Serve as a resource to organization/community/state.
  • Conduct child passenger safety inspections.
  • Reduce potential liability through standardization.

CPS Certification Class


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