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Child Passenger Safety Technician Training

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of children in the United States. When used properly, child safety seats greatly reduce the risk of hospitalizations and reduce injury and death for children. However, the misuse rate of child safety seats is high.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed a standardized curriculum to train individuals as Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians. CPS technicians have the knowledge and skills to be able to identify and correct misuse of child safety seats. The curriculum is taught in Maine by Certified CPS Instructors. Upon completion of the class, the student is eligible for certification as a Technician.

The Child Passenger Safety Technician Training is not for everyone. This class is designed for people who either currently are, or would like to be, involved in child safety seat issues at the local level. Specifically, it is designed to provide advanced technical training for people who will be involved in community child safety seat inspection fitting stations, checkup events and other hands-on car seat activities.

Becoming a CPS technician means making a commitment to be involved on a routine basis. If you share the desire to learn the technical skills required to install and inspect child safety seats and will be involved with child safety seat issues and events, this class is for you.

If you have any questions about becoming a CPS Technician, please contact the Bureau of Highway Safety CPS Coordinator.

For additional information about the National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program National Certification, please visit the National Child Passenger Safety Board at www.cpsboard.org.