Apply for National CPS Board Membership

The 2019 National Child Passenger Safety Board membership application period is now closed.

2019 positions that were open for application are:

  • Child Passenger Safety Advocate — At-Risk/Underserved Populations: Candidate must represent an organization that works with diverse groups – ethnically, socio-economically, at-risk populations (e.g. tweens and special transportation needs). Applicant must be a CPS Technician or Instructor.
  • Injury Prevention — Healthcare: Candidate must have expertise in healthcare settings (inpatient or outpatient). May include CPS programming and hospital discharge policies. Inclusive to Family Practice and healthcare professionals. (e.g. Physicians, Nurses, Allied Health/Rehab., Child Life, Social Work, Community Education). A CPS Technician or Instructor is preferred, but not required.

The Board term of service will be from May 2020 to May 2023.  Selected applicants are expected to attend an in-person Board meeting May 5-7, 2020, in Itasca, IL.

How to Apply – If you would like to prepare for the 2020 membership application period.

A complete application consisted of the application, the signature page, resume and two professional references. All documents (including references) must be submitted online via the online application link. The deadline to submit an application was 5pm PDT on July 26, 2019.

Estimated Board Commitment

  • Board members are required to attend two in-person Board meetings annually.  The meetings are held in May and November at the National Safety Council headquarters located in Itasca, Illinois.  The meetings typically span three days with the first and last day being half days to accommodate for travel time.
  • Board members are required to participant in full Board conference calls.  Currently, full Board calls are one hour in length and held in January, March, July and September (odd number months when there isn’t an in-person meeting).
  • Board members are asked to participate on at least three committees:
    • Curriculum (required of all members)
    • Certification/Recertification
    • Communications/Engagement
    • Data
    • Membership
  • The committees each meet via conference call six times per year for one hour each. Each committee is tasked with responsibilities and members are asked to help support the activities. The time commitment for the activities is dependent on the activities to which you commit to support.
  • Board members are asked to create five to seven social media posts approximately three times per year. This typically takes about an hour each time to create the posts.