2013 class dates for Nebraska:
All classes done. 2014 locations will be announced by January.
To find classes in surrounding states, visit the Find a Course Site at Safe Kids USA
Read carefully for information on how to register for a certification course!
Registering for the CPS Certification Course can only be done online at http://cert.safekids.org Select the option “Find a Course” and locate the course you wish to register for--or use the links above to go directly to the course.
At the bottom of the course page you are given the option to "Click here to login to determine if you are eligible to register for this course." If you have a Safe Kids user profile, login there, otherwise you will create a profile. After creating a profile, a user name and password will be provided immediately which will allow you to register for the class.
Then “Click here” to login. You now have an online profile which will allow you to “Find/Register For a Course.” Select “Nebraska” from the course search menu. “Select” the course you want to attend and proceed with the registration prompts on the screen.
The national registration fee is $75 and can be paid online with a credit card. You may also print the paper application and pay by check or purchase order. If a check is not received within 5 days, the individual will be removed from the registration list. Payment by credit card is the preferred and simplest method. If you choose to pay by check--mail the check immedately and do NOT use the check option within 10 days of the beginning of the course. Choose credit card or purchase order instead.
There is a local fee of $100 for most classes in Nebraska, it will be paid following the directions provided locally.
The number one killer of our youth is motor vehicle crashes. In 2005, 11 children ages 0-14 were killed and 1,695 children were injured on our Nebraska roadways. Effective child passenger safety training is very important – not only in terms of providing technical information, but also in raising the awareness of the importance of proper occupant restraint usage by our youngest and most precious travelers. In 2006, more than 7,000 car seats were checked throughout Nebraska with 88% installed incorrectly!!
The CPS Technician training course provides instruction in crash dynamics, injury prevention strategies, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, seat belt systems, child safety seat selection and communication with parents. These skills are learned through lecture, hands-on practice and role playing. These skills will prepare individuals to educate families and others within their community. This federally standardized course reduces employer and practitioner liability when acting within the certified child passenger safety technician standards.
Upon completion of the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) standardized course, which has both written and hands-on components of testing, you will be certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician. By supporting national certification, you help enhance the credibility and professionalism of the CPS community and the organizations that employ CPS technicians, including your own. Technician certification provides you with an additional level of quality control and assurance that you are providing up-to-date information.
Individuals who want to make a difference in children’s lives and educate the public on the proper use and installation of child safety seats. Individuals include, but not limited to: nurses, physicians/pediatricians, physical therapy staff, child safety seat inspection staff, childcare providers, law enforcement, firefighters, car dealership staff, auto repair staff, insurance representatives, retail associates, Head Start staff and parents.
Participants should be prepared for the physical activity required for installing child safety seats. Written and hands-on testing is required in order to receive certification. Please notify the course administrator if you have limited physical abilities, so that staff can be prepared to accommodate those needs.Expectations of Training Participants
This program provides the basic technical skills, experience, and knowledge of proper use and installation that are required to conduct child safety seat inspections. To keep updated of the technological changes and federal regulations that affect the correct installation of child safety seats, Technicians must re-certify every two years ($40 fee, CEU requirements, verified seat checks by an Instructor). In addition, Technicians should participate in at least 3 Check-Up Events or Inspection Station days each year to keep their skills sharp, and conduct presentations in their community.
Attendees are responsible for their own lodging. Participants will be provided with all training materials, lunch each day, break food, beverages, and a child passenger safety shirt.
Note: Safe Kids USA has changed the address of the CPS Certification site from www.safekids.org/certification to cert.safekids.org Please update any bookmarks you may have.
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