National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program
The Automotive Safety Program offers the 32 hour
NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Training Program throughout
the year. This course teaches the basics of child
passenger safety, including:
- Basic injury prevention
- Crash dynamics
- Federal role and safety standards
- Proper use and installation of child safety seats
- Misuse and incompatibility issues
- Safety in vehicles other than passenger vehicles
- Setting up and running a child safety seat clinic
After successful completion of the course, a CPS technician
will be able to provide caregivers with education
and resources, conduct child safety seat inspections
and participate in a number of community projects
through their own organizations and the Automotive
Safety Program. Please click here
for training dates.
Child Passenger Safety Refresher Course
In an effort to keep Indiana Child Passenger Safety
Technicians current on the most up-to-date information
in the child passenger safety field, Automotive Safety Program offers free Child Passenger Safety Refresher Courses.
This refresher course, developed by the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, is
conducted annually in three different regions of the state. The course lasts approximately
8 hours and is completed in 1 day. Please click here
for training dates.
Safe Travel for All Children: Transporting Children with Special Health Care
"Safe Travel for All Children" is designed
to serve as an enrichment course for child passenger
safety technicians who are interested in learning
more about special needs transportation. The training,
which lasts approximately a day and a half, combines
classroom lectures and discussions with hands-on exercises.
During the training, participants will be introduced
to medical conditions that can impact restraint selection
and have the opportunity to investigate and install
specialized restraint systems. The training concludes
with a proficiency exam that evaluates the student's
ability to assess appropriate restraints and to demonstrate
proper use and installation.
Over 400 child passenger safety technicians from
around the country have completed the course and 75
have met the requirements to instruct the training.
If you are interested in receiving more information
about training opportunities, please contact Automotive
Safety at 1-317-278-1085 or 1-800-KID-N-CAR.
listing of training opportunities
Other Standardized Trainings
Other standardized trainings are available for law enforcement, health care
professionals, day care providers, and school bus drivers. For additional
information on these trainings, call 1-800-KID-N-CAR. Click here for training