Car Seat Technician (CPST) certification training. Learn how to keep kids safe in car seats, boosters and seat belts.
NOTE: Under current Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC) COVID-19 policies for in-person CPST Training, current case numbers and the instructor having a vulnerable respiratory system, students will be required to wear masks during the course. Masks may be removed during breaks (outdoors, only) but will be required during indoors and during the community car seat clinic. By registering you are acknowledging that you will adhere to these protocols. If you are unable to wear a mask, we invite you to join us when the CPSAC policies are modified in the future. Students are required to perform a health assessment before coming to class each day. Students who fall ill or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to leave class, and will be rescheduled for the next future class in 2023.
100% attendance is mandatory for both the classroom and clinic portion. Most students find they need a certain degree of physical dexterity to do this work, though skilled technicians are able to coach parents without ever touching a seat.
This course is perfect for:
- emergency services personnel
- nurses, midwives, and doulas
- family support workers
- baby and child retailers
- child care providers
- community volunteers
Many who take this course find rewarding volunteer opportunities in their community helping parents and caregivers. Some even earn tips!
Successful completion of the course comes with a 3-year certification with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada and 3 years of insurance when working as a volunteer (either with other CPSAC volunteers, with another organization, or when volunteering independently). You will receive your course manual and a supply of triplicate check forms.