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2014 Curriculum

Materials Feedback Form – Thank you to everyone that submitted feedback pertaining to the CPST certification curriculum that was released in 2014. The curriculum is currently being updated, and all feedback previously received is being taken in to consideration. Please read your CPS EXPRESS newsletter for updates to participate in the curriculum field review during Spring 2018.

Curriculum Instructor Updates

Current Tech + Instructor Curriculum


The overall goals for the National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program are to:

Tens of thousands of individuals have been certified as CPS Technicians and Technician Instructors since the certification program began in 1998. CPS Technicians put their knowledge and hard work to use teaching parents and caregivers how to properly protect their children in motor vehicles and provide “hands-on” assistance to properly use and install car seats, booster seats and seat belts.

CPS Technician Curriculum

For the CPS Technician Guide (TG) click here.

CPS certification workshops are conducted and taught using a nationally standardized curriculum. The curriculum is developed and updated through input from:

  1. Individual CPS Technicians and Instructors
  2. National, state and local CPS programs
  3. Federal and state government agencies
  4. Child restraint and vehicle manufacturers

CPS Instructor Curriculum

If you are a CPS Instructor, please login through your Safe Kids CPS Certification account to access the Instructor Curriculum and related downloads.

This private Instructor page (requiring Safe Kids CPS Certification login) is where you can also find all materials for the:

National Child Passenger Safety Certification Renewal Course

Child Passenger Safety Instructor Development Course

Operation Kids: The Next Generation (Revised May 2013)

Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses National Training Participant Manual (August 2015)

*Starting September 1, 2015, CPSTs that complete this course are eligible to teach the Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses National Training. CPSTs that serve as Instructors should contact for more information to submit participant names so that this training is reflected in CPST certification profiles. See Sign In Sheet provided above.