Getting Certified

How to become a Child Passenger Safety Technician

The New Hampshire Child Passenger Safety Program currently has several New Child Passenger Safety Technician courses.

The new technician course is a 4 day course that leads to national certification. Join over 100 dedicated CPS technicians around the state ensuring the safety of children in vehicles. CPS technicians work in a variety of settings including; Fire and Rescue departments, Police departments, Hospitals, Day care centers, Pediatric offices, or are just dedicated community members. CPS technicians and instructors use their considerable knowledge and expertise at a variety of community-based activities, such as child safety seat checks, where parents and caregivers receive education and hands-on assistance.

In order to become a nationally certified child passenger safety (CPS) technician, you must be 18 or older and pass the CPS Certification Course.

certification information

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.

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recertification information

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

Pre-Registration Requirements:
  1. Verified seat check activity (5 types)
  2. Community education (Select one of the following)
      - Participate in at least 1 two-hour check up event with at least one other CPS Technician
      - Provide at least 4 hours of community education
      - Attend a one hour (minimum) educational session, live or online
  3. Continuing education (6 CEUs)
  4. Certification/Renewal course teaching hours, if an instructor (20 hours)
  5. Registration and recertification payment

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Recertification Resources

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new hampshire office of highway safety
dartmouth health children's
new hampshire office of highway safety
children's hospital at dartmouth-hitchcock
safe kids new hampshire
safe kids new hampshire