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2014 Curriculum

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Curriculum Instructor Updates

Current Tech + Instructor Curriculum


The overall goals for the National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program are to:

Tens of thousands of individuals have been certified as CPS Technicians and Technician Instructors since the certification program began in 1998. CPS Technicians put their knowledge and hard work to use teaching parents and caregivers how to properly protect their children in motor vehicles and provide “hands-on” assistance to properly use and install car seats, booster seats and seat belts.

CPS Technician Curriculum

For the CPS Technician Guide (TG) click here.

CPS certification workshops are conducted and taught using a nationally standardized curriculum. The curriculum is developed and updated through input from:

  1. Individual CPS Technicians and Instructors
  2. National, state and local CPS programs
  3. Federal and state government agencies
  4. Child restraint and vehicle manufacturers

CPS Instructor Curriculum

If you are a CPS Instructor, please login through your Safe Kids CPS Certification account to access the Instructor Curriculum and related downloads.

This private Instructor page (requiring Safe Kids CPS Certification login) is where you can also find all materials for the:

National Child Passenger Safety Certification Renewal Course

Child Passenger Safety Instructor Development Course

Operation Kids: The Next Generation (Revised May 2013)

Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses National Training Participant Manual (August 2015)

*Starting September 1, 2015, CPSTs that complete this course are eligible to teach the Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses National Training. CPSTs that serve as Instructors should contact for more information to submit participant names so that this training is reflected in CPST certification profiles. See Sign In Sheet provided above.
  • Apply for Board Membership

    Thank you for your interest in applying for membership to the National Child Passenger Safety Board. The 2017 application period is now closed.

    If you are interested in applying for NCPSB membership, please return to this page in April 2018 for the next application cycle.

    If you applied for membership during the 2017 application period, applications are being reviewed and candidates will be notified of selection by Oct. 31, 2017.

    Again, thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the NCPSB!

  • Board Materials
  • Instructor and Technician of the Year Awards

    2017 Instructor of the Year and Technician of the Year

    The NCPSB thanks everyone that submitted nominations for the 2017 awards.

    The nomination period for the 2018 awards has now closed. The winners will be announced in April 2018.