(Note: The Diversity Resource Library referenced on page 12-3 of the Technician Guide for the National Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Training has been upgraded to the Resource Center as listed below.)

Children who have medical conditions or that have undergone medical procedures deserve to be protected when riding in vehicles just like other kids. Often, this requires special consideration when selecting car seats and restraints.

The Indiana University School of Medicine is a great place to find answers to almost all of your questions regarding child restraint options and training opportunities for caregivers and providers:

Get the Toolkit

Certified child passenger safety technicians can use free resources in the Safe Kids Worldwide Special Needs In-Service Toolkit to teach occupational therapists, physical therapists and hospital personnel how to safely transport children with special needs.

Get Materials

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides free traffic safety marketing tools. The tools are intended for you to use to promote items such as child passenger safety, distracted driving awareness and seat belt safety.

Dig in to the free resources and enhance your highway safety efforts with free images, social media graphics and web videos. There is even a car seat safety toolkit: Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe.

NHTSA Image Galleries

Car Seat Info in English & Other Languages:


Parent Central: How to find the right car seat & more – Spanish

Parent Central: How to find the right car seat & more – English

Traffic Safety Marketing: Child Passenger Safety Week Resources – English & Spanish

Safe Kids WorldWide:

Car Seat Safety Tips Checklist
Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish , Tagalog, Vietnamese

American Academy for Pediatrics:

Car Seat Information for Families-English

Car Seat Information for Families-Spanish

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Child Passenger Safety- English

Child Passenger Safety- Spanish

U.S. National Library of Medicine:

Medline Car Seat Fact Sheet
Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Marshallese, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Special Needs

Automotive Safety Program: Indiana University

Child Restraint Options

Brochures (English and Spanish)


NHTSA: Traffic Safety Marketing- Hispanic Buckle Up Toolkit

NHTSA: Traffic Safety Marketing- African American Buckle Up Toolkit

The Board supports policies to improve CPS by sharing public position statements. These position statements serve the following purposes:

  • Support and encourage best practices for the safe transportation of all children.
  • Support and champion the importance of certified Technicians in assisting parents and caregivers to transport children safely.


Use this guide from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to:

  • Define a CPS inspection station
  • Examine the need for a permanent CPS inspection station
  • Address the importance of building community support for a CPS inspection station
  • Discuss the key elements of a successful CPS inspection station
  • Identify resources for implementing and maintaining CPS inspection stations

Download now: A Guide to Implementing Child Passenger Safety Inspection Stations