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Digital Car Seat Check Form

What is this?

To capture data electronically at car seat check events, the National Safety Council has led an effort to develop a standardized digital car seat check form in partnership with Tennessee Tech University iCube, participating child passenger safety technicians (CPST), with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah.

Nationally certified CPST and instructors can input data directly into the digital form and then use that data to monitor trends and highlight issues encountered in the field. This new optional resource has been developed by technicians for technicians, and can be used three different ways once CPST create a free user account.*


  1. Conduct a car seat check using the web-based digital check form.
  • Access to the internet is needed for this option.**
  • A laptop, tablet or cell phone can be used. (Any device with internet access.)
  • Check form can be customized with agency-specific liability statements. Email info@carseatcheckform.org for assistance.
  • CPST are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the digital check form before using it with families.
  • Short tutorial videos to help CPST create a new check form, find supporting resources and learn additional information can be found in the Digital Check Form playlist on the NCPSB YouTube channel.
  2. Use the corresponding paper check form.
  • Find the most current PDF of this check form in the RESOURCES tab once logged in to a user account.
  • Entering paper check form information in to the digital system allows CPST to easily export data for reporting.
  • The web-based check form does not collect parent and caregiver PII. Utilizing one of two available paper forms allows CPST to collect this information if needed locally.
  • PDF check forms can also be customized with agency-specific liability statements. Email: info@carseatcheckform.org 
  3. Mobile App – Coming Soon!
  • Allows CPST to conduct a car seat check WITHOUT access to the internet while using an electronic device.
  • Multiple inspections can be conducted.
  • Once the electronic device is connected to the internet, car seat check data uploads to the CPST user account and is stored.


This is a free, optional resource for currently certified child passenger safety technicians and instructors.*** CPST and Instructors are invited to create an account, explore the check form and be sure to carefully read the Terms of Use. Technician and instructor feedback is encouraged. To submit feedback, log in and click the “REPORT FEEDBACK” tab on the menu at the top of the page.


*Allow 3-5 business days for new user account approval. CPST will need to upload a copy of their current certification card. To find your certification card, visit the Safe Kids Certification How To page at:  http://cert.safekids.org/resources-faqs/how-to

**Electronic devices and data plans not provided.

***At this time, Safe Kids Buckle Up Coalitions are required to continue using the branded Safe Kids paper checklist form for all registered events and inspection stations.