National Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) Certification Renewal Testing Course

Course Materials

Instructors: Please log in to the Protected Instructor Materials Page for the following:

  • Renewal Testing Course Quiz
  • Renewal Testing Course Quiz Answer Sheet
  • Renewal Testing Course Quiz Answer Key*

*An Answer Key with page numbers is coming soon.

To find the Protected Instructor Materials Page log in to your CPS Certification Profile at cert.safekids.org. Find #4 in the Action list for Instructor Downloads.

Optional: CPST Self Test – This is a great discussion starter before working with any technician on their seat checks for recertification or the Renewal Testing Course.

Purpose

The purpose of the National CPST Certification Renewal Testing Course is to allow former
CPST’s, who are expired less than one year (recommended), the opportunity to renew their
CPST certification by demonstrating proficiency of knowledge and skills.

  • Former CPST’s who are expired for more than a year are encouraged to retake the National
    CPST Certification Training in order to refresh their knowledge and skills.

The National CPST Certification Renewal Testing Course does not provide the opportunity to
update or refresh the child passenger safety knowledge or skills of the student during the
course. It is expected that the student has strong knowledge and skills in child passenger
safety gained through active participation in car seat checkup events and continuing education
opportunities prior to expiration of their CPST certification.

Successful completion of the National CPST Certification Renewal Testing Course will recertify
the student as a CPST, starting a new two-year certification cycle.

Focus

The primary focus of the National CPST Certification Renewal Testing Course is the proper use
of conventional car seats, booster seat and seat belts in passenger vehicles.