A CPST has attended and passed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standardized child passenger safety technician certification course. This course combines classroom instruction, hands-on work with car seats and vehicles, and a community safety seat checkup event, where students demonstrate proper use and installation of child restraints and safety belts and then teach these skills to parents. Successful completion of this course certifies the individual as a CPS Technician for two years. This course was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered through Safe Kids Worldwide.
The one-on-one education of a safety check usually takes 20-30 minutes, depending on the car seat and the vehicle. The CPST should take all the time necessary to ensure that you feel competent and confident in re-securing the car seat into the vehicle and re-buckling your child into his or her car seat on your own.
Click on Find a Child Passenger Safety Technician on your right and make the call to have your child's car seat checked.