mission & purpose
members & committees
Membership Application and Review Process
Revised: March 29, 2012
National Child Passenger Safety Board Members representing American Academy of Pediatrics, American Automobile Association, Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Safe Kids Worldwide, National Safety Council, Safe Kids Worldwide Certification Program, NHTSA Headquarters and NHTSA Regional Office are appointed to the Board by their respective organizations.
National Child Passenger Safety Board Members representing child restraint manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers are appointed to the Board by their respective industry associations. These positions serve three year terms. Upon expiration of a term, a representative may be re-appointed for additional three year term(s) by their respective industry associations.
Following is the appointment process for child restraint manufacturer and vehicle manufacturer representatives:
Open Application Process
National Child Passenger Safety Board Members representing Child Passenger Safety Advocates; Diversity; Injury Prevention/Nursing/Public Health organizations; Public Safety/Law Enforcement/Fire/EMS organizations; and At-Large members are selected through an open application process. The general process for selecting new members is as follows:
Invitation to Apply
The Membership Committee, Chaired by the Board Vice-Chair, posts an announcement in late spring that lists positions that will be open for the following calendar year. At that time, the Board issues an "Invitation to Apply for Board Membership" for the open positions.
An application form with complete instructions for applying is posted for download from cpsboard.org at this time. Applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one position, if appropriate; however, applicants can only be selected to represent one category.
Persons applying to represent an organization are required to have the organization's Executive Director or CEO sign the Application Form.
New Member Application Review Process
If the Board does not receive qualified applications for certain categories, then the Board may re-open the application process for the particular category or categories.
Once the Committee determines that the diversity criteria will be met with the recommendations for new members along with continuing members, the Membership Committee recommends the proposed new members to the full Board.
Notification to Applicants