Get information, free resources and supporting documents to assist your work with the National Digital Car Seat Check Form, commonly referred to as the NDCF.

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Fill out this form. Get agency data. Monitor trends and track seat check activity.

Use of the NDCF in the National CPST Certification Training is permissible. If the NDCF is selected as the car seat check form to be used in the training, students will use the paper version of the NDCF. A NDCF user account cannot be created until the student has successfully completed the National CPST Certification Training. Get more info:

How many car seats have been checked using the NDCF? How many accounts have been created? Find out:

Program managers can utilize car seat check data collected to monitor trends, track seat distribution, and accurately report seat check activity. Data collected can be used to support local level education and safety messaging. Get more info:

The following chart provides guidance on car seat check scenarios:

The NDCF can be used as follows:

  • Web-based platform on a computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Mobile app on a tablet or smartphone
  • Paper version

Get more info: Quick Reference Guide for Use Methods