Certification and Renewal Courses
Illinois has over 1700 active Child Passenger Safety
Technicians working to educate parents and caregivers on
proper car seat use and installation. Regular three and
four-day certification courses are held to train new CPS
Technicians. 64 CPS Technicians are certified as Instructors
and conduct approximately 35 annual training opportunities.
Renewal courses are also held for previously certified CPS
Technicians. CPS Courses and certifications are tracked
Safe Kids Worldwide.
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CPS Technician Skill Builders (TSBs)
In 2018, CPS Technicians and Instructors can attend a
regional, single-day training offering six (6) CEUs.
Technicians can choose from over 30 TSBs across the state.
to be covered include:
2017 LATCH Manual updates
The science behind extended seat use
Dispelling common car seat myths
A look at new restraints in retail stores
Hands-on stations to include:
Transporting children on school buses
A closer look at misuse
Car seat manual scavenger hunt
Please follow the links below to register:
West Central Illinois
East Central Illinois
The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Safety
Programs and Engineering (BSPE) hosted the first statewide
Child Passenger Safety (CPS) conference in five years on
April 10, 2017. The conference attracted over 280 CPSTs and
offered all six (6) CEUs toward recertification as well as
provided networking opportunities and hands-on engagement
with a variety of car seats.
The next statewide CPS Conference will be held April 8-9.
2019. More information to follow.