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

Car Seat Tech (CPST) Training Course


Our scheduled 2020 course has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties to provide safe distancing in this type of intimate, hands-on training. 

We are hopeful to reschedule for the fall. If you’re interested in becoming a certified CPST, please join our waitlist at the below link.

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.

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

This course is perfect 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.

Duration3 days / 22-24 hours
ResourcesChild Passenger Safety Technician Manual (CPSAC), a supply of triplicate inspection forms
Course FeePublic courses: $260 + GST per participant
To register, a full payment of $260 + GST can be made, and 50% is refundable if you should you need to cancel (deposit is retained).
CertificationChild Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) with the Child Passenger Safety Association (CPSAC), Valid for 3 years