This training provides an overview of the use of child safety restraint systems on school buses, with a focus on preschool-aged children and children with disabilities. Instructional videos are incorporated throughout the training. Participants are provided time for hands-on practice.

This training is open to the public. Child Passenger Safety Technicians will earn 3.5 continuing education units (CEU) for training completion.

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Participant Guide

  • CPST Version
  • Pupil Transportation Version

Module Handout: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

Module Handout: Overview of CSRS Use

American School Bus Council

This educational site, formed through a collaboration of trade organizations (National Association of Pupil Transportation and National School Transportation Association, NASDPTS and the major school bus manufacturers), provides information to promote the safety and value of school buses.

National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services

This organization of state transportation officials provides contact information for each state’s transportation director, position statements and other resources on its website.

National Congress on School Transportation

This organization convenes delegates from each state every five years to maintain the student transportation industry’s voluntary set of guidelines. Its website, hosted by NASDPTS, includes a link to the National School Transportation Specification and Procedures document.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NHTSA’s school bus safety page provides information on school bus regulations, seat belts on school buses and bus stop safety.

National Safety Council

The National Safety Council’s page on school bus safety provides safety tips for at the bus stop, around the bus stop, on the bus and getting on/off the bus.

Safe Ride News

Safe Ride News, a publisher of printed and online resources for the child passenger safety field, publishes materials that focus on the safety of preschoolers and children with disabilities on school buses.