The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed the following Child Passenger Safety (CPS) training courses. They provide accurate, up-to-date occupant protection information to CPS advocates who work with State and local CPS programs to promote the correct use and installation of appropriate child safety seats. (Child safety seats refer to any type of child restraint, including booster seats.)
Creating a Child Passenger Safety Outreach Network
The NSCPS Training Program is offered in Spanish, as well as English. Because of the technical nature of some of the information, the program may be challenging for participants and instructors who only have rudimentary Spanish speaking and reading capabilities.
The other courses are shorter versions of the NSCPS Training Program for law enforcement personnel and childcare and healthcare workers. These individuals, along with certified CPS technicians and instructors, form a community child passenger safety outreach network. Although the NSCPS Training Program can be delivered only by a certified CPS instructor, presentation of the other training courses is at the discretion of the host organization.
The Role of the CPS Technician
The Child Safety Seat Inspection Team
Since 1998, tens of thousands of individuals have helped reduce deaths and serious injuries among young children by educating parents and other caregivers about the correct use and installation of child safety seats. We need to continue their work by supporting local needs for trained individuals who can promote child passenger safety.
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