What qualities identify a good teacher? Here is betting you can rattle them off the top of your head. You are a strong communicator. You listen well. You are adaptable. And you are a life-long learner.

Sure, you can add more items to that list. Instead, let’s focus on your own learning. And let’s look at some of the tools that will help you succeed in teaching the latest version of the national standardized curriculum used to train certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians.

Teaching aids and instructional videos are organized here by module and follow the natural progression of classroom instruction.

Curriculum Instructor Materials

If you are a CPS Instructor, please view the resource tabs for Modules 1 – 13 below.

Next, login through your Safe Kids CPS Certification account to access the Protected Instructor Materials and related downloads.

Resources for Modules 1 – 13

Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Training

Collect detailed information about the vehicles with this form: Student Vehicle Occupant Restraint System Details (to be completed by instructor)

Review the terms: Child Occupant Protection Glossary

FAQs: Module 1

Instructional Videos

Additional TG Pages: 3-9 and 3-10

FAQs: Module 3

Instructional Video

Activity: Locate Air Bag Markings

FAQs: Module 5

Many Car Seats on the Market

FAQs: Module 7

Instructional Videos

Testimony on the importance of children riding rear-facing for as long as possible from the American Academy of Pediatrics, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids Worldwide.

Activity: Install Rear-Facing Car Seats

FAQs: Module 8

Instructional Videos

Activity: Install Forward-Facing Car Seats

Activity: Examine Forward-Facing Car Seat Misuse

Safety check: Use this tool from NHTSA to check whether a car seat has been recalled.

FAQs: Module 9

Instructional Videos

Activity: Secure a Booster Seat

Seat belts: Learn state laws regarding seat belt use from the Governors Highway Safety Association.

FAQs: Module 10

School Buses

Students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely if they take the school bus instead of traveling by car, according to the American School Bus Council.

Bus safety: Learn from experts at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration how school buses are different by design and protected by the law. Also, get school bus infographics:

State Laws: All states require child safety seats for infants and children, but requirements vary based on age, weight and height. Some states require seat belts on school buses. Learn the requirements in your state.

How-to-guide: Proper Use of Child Safety Restraint Systems in School Buses.


Get safety tips: Transporting children in 15-passenger vans.


The safest place for child on an airplane is in an approved child restraint system. Why? Your arms aren’t strong enough to hold your child during turbulence events. Visit the Federal Aviation Administration website to get tips on the following topics:

  • Installing a Child Restraint System on an Airplane
  • Tips for Parents
  • FAA-Approved Child Harness Device
  • Seat Fit
  • Children with Special Needs

Watch: Keeps Fly Safe CARES Instruction Video

FAQs: Module 11