Resources for Child Passenger Safety Technicians

Safe Riders Distribution Partner Sites - Please keep the following document for your reference: Safe Riders Implementation Guide (2024) (PDF)

Please email if you have questions.

Upcoming Texas Child Passenger Safety Trainings or Webinars

Safe Riders hosts webinars for Texas certified child passenger safety (CPS) technicians. Safe Riders also posts webinars hosted by other agencies. CPS technicians can receive continuing education unit (CEU) for recertification by attending. 

Please visit the Safe Kids Certification website for other registered certification classes.

DATE Training Type Contact

National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training

(Victoria, TX)

Contact Emily Thurman ( for details.


National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training

(San Antonio, TX)

Contact Fara Smith ( for registration details.


National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training

(San Antonio, TX)

Contact Fara Smith ( for registration details.

For other injury prevention training opportunities, visit our Injury Prevention Calendar

Technician / Instructor Map by County

Download the Texas Child Passenger Safety Technicians and Instructors by County Map (PDF) shown above.

Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians and instructors share an important responsibility to advocate for the safe transportation of children in vehicles. Technicians educate parents, caregivers, and community stakeholders about child passenger safety to help prevent unintentional motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths.

Texas Child Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths and Certified Technicians Map by Region

Download the Texas Child Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths in Ages 0-14 and Certified Technicians from 2018 to 2021 (PDF) shown above.

Steps to Technician and Instructor Recertification

The technician and instructor certification cycles are two years. Each technician and instructor is responsible for completing all recertification requirements during the two-year cycle through their CPS Online Profile.

Meet the following requirements and record the activities in your online profile:

  1. Conduct all five different types of seat checks.
    Verified by a CPS instructor or an instructor proxy.
  2. Take part in at least one community education.
    (Checkups, community workshop, educational session)
  3. Earn at least six continuing education units (CEUs).
    Keep proof of content and completion of CEUs handy for three months after you recertify.
  4. If you are an instructor, complete 20 certification/certification renewal testing course teaching hours.
  5. Pay the recertification fee.
    The recertification fee is $55 for technicians and instructor candidates and $60 for instructors. Payment information can be found in your online profile.

You must complete all recertification requirements and pay the fee on or before the date of your current certification expires.

Need help recertifying?

If you have questions or need help, contact Safe Riders at 800-252-8255 or email

You can also reach out to Safe Kids Certification for password resets or for assistance at or 202-875-6330.

Download the Safe Riders Child Passenger Safety Technician Continuing Education Unit Frequently Asked Questions document for additional information.

National Child Passenger Safety Certification TrainingsImage of National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration developed the Standardized Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Certification Training to provide a resource to help parents and caregivers transport children safely. Safe Riders conducts the standardized training in a three- and one-half day course format.

Technician candidates become nationally certified as CPS technicians with a two-year certification after completing the course. CPS technicians may serve as safety educators and advocates in their communities in various sectors by participating in child safety seat checkup events and providing safety presentations to parents, caregivers, and community groups to ensure the safe transportation of children.

The Texas Department of State Health Services does not endorse external links to other websites or documents created by other agencies. These links and documents are informational and may not be accessible to persons with disabilities.