Resources for Child Passenger Safety Technicians


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    Child Passenger Safety Week Events 

    Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week 2022, a national observance to bring awareness to car seat safety, was a success!

    Thank you for your commitment and effort to promote child passenger safety in your Texas community.

    The 2022 Child Safety Seat Allotment Terms and Conditions

    Important 2022 Deadline Dates:

    Car Seat Report Due: Oct. 3

    Final Report of Unused Car Seats Due: Dec. 30

    If you have questions, please email Safe Riders at Saferiders@dshs.texas.gov.


    Technician / Instructor Map by County

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

    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.

    Safe Riders Hosts Virtual Webinars

    Safe Riders hosts webinars for Texas certified child passenger safety (CPS) technicians. CPS technicians can receive continuing education unit (CEU) for recertification by attending. The virtual events will include a Q&A session following the training. Safe Riders staff will be available to provide guidance on how to submit CEUs. There are currently no events scheduled through December 2022.  

    Please email saferiders@dshs.texas.gov if you have questions.

    These CPS technician continuing education course classes have CEU credits and are not for the public.

    Live Certification Training


    Steps to Technician and Instructor Recertification

    The technician and instructor certification cycle is two years. The technician and instructor are 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.

    Need help recertifying?

    If you have questions or need help, contact Safe Riders at 800-252-8255 or email saferiders@dshs.texas.gov.
    You can also reach out to Safe Kids Certification at cpscert@safekids.org or 202-875-6330.

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


    Certification Trainings

    CPS training classroom

    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-a-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.

    Upcoming DSHS-Safe Riders National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training

    DSHS Safe Riders doesn't have any national child passenger safety certification trainings scheduled at this time. Please check back on this website for updates.


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    Last updated September 27, 2022