The National Digital Car Seat Check Form, commonly referred to as the NDCF, can be used in the following ways:

  • Web-based check form (requiring internet access) on a computer, tablet or phone.
  • Mobile App available in iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.

Account Information

An approved account is required to begin tracking seat check data.  Nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and Instructors can create a free account.

  • Visit to begin the process.
  • Allow 3 to 5 business days to activate a new account. Technicians will receive an email to confirm account activation.
  • CPSTs must plan ahead to ensure their account has been approved prior to a car seat check event. Technicians are strongly encouraged to practice using the NDCF prior to their first event.
  • Program managers can request access to agency data by emailing [email protected].

Username and Password

New NDCF account holders will be sent an email containing a username and password once the account has been approved. The username and password must be changed on initial login.

  • If a new certification card has not been uploaded with the new certification information, the technician’s account will be suspended until current proof of certification has been submitted. Upload a copy of the updated wallet card found in individual Safe Kids online certification profiles.
  • Note: Other forms of certification verification will not be accepted.