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 through Safe Kids Worldwide. Visit their website to find a course or register for new class alerts.


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.  


Topics 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

        Installation station

        Car seat manual scavenger hunt


Please follow the links below to register:


Cook/Collar Counties

Northwestern Illinois

West Central Illinois

East Central Illinois

Southwestern Illinois

Southeastern Illinois


CPS Conference

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.