The Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program was created in 1998 to establish quality control in child passenger safety course content and instruction. While Washington is fortunate to have more than 400 Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians, there is still a significant need in both large and small communities to have more trained people with the interest and the time to help parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to keep children safe in cars.
Child Passenger Safety Certification classes are usually 3-4 days. Certification courses combine classroom instruction with hands-on exercises. Each course concludes with a community car seat check-up event where new technicians teach caregivers how to properly install and use car seats and booster seats.
Persons who successfully complete this course receive national certification as a Child Passenger Safety Technician through Safe Kids Worldwide (the certifying body of the program). Child Passenger Safety Certification is recognized everywhere in the United States, its territories and on non-domestic U.S. military installations.