Certification + Recertification


In order to be eligible for certification, students must:

  1. Attend a certification course taught through a combination of lectures, discussions and hands-on practice
  2. Pass both written and hands-on skills tests, including participation in a “real world” CPS Check-Up Clinic

Safe Kids Worldwide is the certifying body for the National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program. To register for a course, you must first create an online CPS profile through Safe Kids.

Visit the CPS Certification website for more information on how to become a technician and registering for a certification course.


The certification cycle for both technicians and instructors is two years, and all requirements of the recertification process must be met:

  1. Pre-Registration Requirements:
    1. Verified seat check activity (5 types)
    2. Community event (one check-up or community workshop)
    3. Continuing education (6 CEUs)
    4. Certification/Renewal course teaching hours, if an instructor (20 hours)
  2. Registration and recertification payment

Online CEU Sessions and Quizzes

To earn online continuing education units (CEUs) from the CPS Board, technicians must carefully review session materials and pass an online quiz by answering four out of five questions correctly. Technicians may earn one CEU for each quiz passed per certification cycle. No more than five online/web session CEUs are allowed per certification cycle.

Enter your name and certification number as they appear in your online profile and print out the certificate of completion after passing each quiz for your personal records. There is no online record of technicians who have passed each quiz, so if you do not print out the certificate or if it becomes damaged or lost, you must retake the quiz.

To save a copy of your certificate, click “Print this certificate” and choose “Save as PDF” as the printing destination.

After earning your CEU, log in to your CPS Online Profile, click on Recertification Activities and follow prompts to enter the CEU under “Category 4: Online/Web Sessions.”


1. Child Passenger Safety and Autism | Quiz

2. Consumer Reports Test Methodologies/Child Seat Ratings | Quiz

3. Explaining LATCH & Labeling Curbside | Quiz

4. Fact or Fiction (Revised March 2016) | Quiz

5. LATCH 2015: What the Curbside Tech Needs to Know | Quiz

6. Recreational Vehicles and Child Occupants: Guidelines and Recommendations to Provide Parents  | Quiz

7. Research Incompatibilities in InstallationQuiz

8. School Buses: Regulations and Best Practices | Quiz

9. Transporting Children by Ambulance | Quiz

Manufacturer Update (Car Seats)

1. Car Seat Manufacturer Fall Update (Jan. 2016) | Quiz

2. Cybex | Quiz

3. Diono | Quiz

4. Doona and Britax | Quiz

5. Dorel | Quiz

6. Evenflo | Quiz 

7. GoodbabyQuiz

8. Graco | Quiz

9. Hauck and Safe Traffic Systems | Quiz

10. Mifold and MACPS | Quiz

11. NUNA | Quiz

12. Summer Infant | Quiz

13. UPPAbaby | Quiz

Tech Update CEUs

Technicians may earn up to one CEU credit per certification cycle for reading two issues of the Tech Update and completing both quizzes.

Unless otherwise directed to do so by the Safe Kids Certification Program, technicians should not mail these quizzes or any other CEU materials or documentation to Safe Kids. Technicians should keep these documents in their files. If CEU-audited, technicians must submit two quizzes with at least four out of five answers correct on each quiz to earn the CEU.

June ’14 Tech Update  | Quiz

January ’14 Tech Update | Quiz

Tips on How to earn CEUs for Recertification (Rev 2016)