Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians
Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians put their knowledge to work through a variety of activities, including car seat checks where parents and caregivers receive education and hands-on assistance with the proper use of child restraint systems and safety belts.
Utah Child Passenger Safety Conference
Come learn about the latest car seats and technical information about child passenger safety to improve safety in our communities.
Date and time
Tue, October 5, 2021
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM MDT
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, UT 84119
Become a CPS Technician
A CPS Certification Course is a required 3-4 day curriculum that includes lectures, written quizzes, hands-on skills assessments, including a checkup event. To successfully complete the training, students must:
- Be 18 years or older to participate.
- Attend the entire training.
- Participate in class discussions and practice activities.
- Pass three written quizzes with an 84% or higher.
- Pass all four skill evaluations.
All materials, including the workbook are included in your registration fee. Technicians must re-certify every two years by keeping up-to-date with the latest CPS information through seminars and continuing education credits.
Please note: This class can be rigorous. Participants must be able to lift, carry and install car seats in vehicles for the entire course. For more information about becoming a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, click here.
CPS Certification Course Registration
There are over 300 Child Passenger Safety Technicians in Utah serving their community and keeping kids safe statewide. We would love you to join our Utah CPS team.
First create a profile and register for a local CPS Course here.
Utah CPS Course Schedule
- March 7-10, 2022 Class is full
- March 15, 2022 Recertification class
- June 27-30, 2022
- Oct. 3-6, 2022
Contact Stacy Debban for more information.
Five Seat Checks – Technicians and instructors must demonstrate technical and communicative skills of all five seats in the presence of an instructor or a technician proxy.
- Rear-facing only safety seat
- Rear-facing convertible safety seat
- Forward-facing safety seat with harness
- Belt-positioning booster
- Installation with LATCH
LATCH requires a harnessed safety seat must be used following manufacturer instructions.
Community Event and/or Education
Every certification cycle, you will have three different options to complete community education credit.
- Attend a 2 hour car seat checkpoint
- Teach at 4 hours of community education
- Attend a one hour minimum “community education” online class
Track your recertification progress
6 Community Education Units (CEUs)
For online and Web Sessions, Updates, Tips etc. can be found here.
Watch the video and complete the quiz. You must get at least 80% on the quiz to receive the CEU. You can take the quiz as many times as needed.
Airbags - 1 CEU
Special Needs - 1 CEU
COVID Resources - Digital Checkform - Fake Car Seats – 1 CEU
Booster Seats - 1 CEU
Contact Kerilee Burton for more information.