Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians and instructors use their knowledge and expertise at community child safety seat checks and other events.
- Educate parents and caregivers about the proper way to install child safety seats
- Provide hands-on assistance for installing child safety seats
- Provide educational programs in the community to parent and caregiver groups
- Keep up-to-date on the latest technical information about child passenger safety through seminars and other continuing education opportunities.
All CPS technicians must pass the CPS Certification Course. To learn more about becoming a CPS technician, visit the CPS Board & National Safety Council or Safe Kids Worldwide - Child Passenger Safety Certification websites.
After completing the certification training course, the participant will be a certified child passenger safety technician and will be 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 organizations, communities, and the state
- Conduct child passenger safety inspections
- Reduce potential liability through standardization
For more information about taking a CPS certification class, contact Thomas.D.Leach@Hitchcock.org.
Funding for the New Hampshire CPS Program is provided by the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency. Supplemental funding is provided by the Safe Kids Buckle Up program and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.