Certification and Renewal Courses

Illinois has over 1700 active Child Passenger Safety (CPS) 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. Illinois has 61 CPS Technicians certified as instructors who conduct approximately 46 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 2019, 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:

        2019 LATCH Manual updates

        Child Passenger Safety data research

        Dispelling common car seat myths

        A look at new restraints in retail stores

        Car seat manufacturers' updates


Hands-on stations to include:

        Transporting children on school buses

        A closer look at misuse

        Installation station

        Car seat manual scavenger hunt


To sign up for a Technician Skill Builder, contact your Regional Traffic Safety Liaison.