Keep kids safe in car seats, boosters and seat belts.

Car Seat Tech (CPST) Training Course


We plan to offer this course next in Spring 2020. Congratulations to our 2019 alumni!

Attendance is required for both the classroom and clinic portion, though there may be alternate arrangements possible for the clinic. 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.

Nursing, non-mobile infants are welcome in the classroom portion of the course.

This course is suitable for:

  • emergency services personnel
  • nurses, midwives, and doulas
  • family support workers
  • baby and child retailers
  • child care providers
  • community volunteers
  • parents

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.

Duration 3 days / 22-24 hours
Resources Child Passenger Safety Technician Manual (CPSAC), a supply of triplicate inspection forms
Course Fee Public courses: $250 + GST per participant
To register, a non-refundable 50% deposit of $125 + GST must be paid in advance – please see the registration page, here. A full payment of $250 + GST can be made, and 50% is refundable if you should you need to cancel (deposit is retained). Full payment is due one week prior to the course start date.
Certification Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) with the Child Passenger Safety Association (CPSAC), Valid for 3 years


Car Seat Safety Safe Beginnings

Private CPST Training Courses

Private training courses for organizations and groups

We’re happy to put together a private course for your organization or group. Get in touch and let us know what you’re looking for. We’ll get back to you promptly with a detailed quote for your group, based on your location. A minimum of 4 participants is required in any CPST Training course.

Upcoming Courses

There are no upcoming events at this time.

We’re Holly & Jill, two sisters with a passion for child safety. We’re on a mission to get Canadian parents, caregivers and professionals trained with essential lifesaving skills.

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