NHTSA Technician Certification at Blank Children's Hospital
Blank Children's Hospital

NHTSA Tech Classes

The National Standardized Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Training Program was established in 1998 in response to a need for standardization and quality assurance in child passenger safety education. CPS certification courses are designed to teach individuals the information and practical skills necessary to serve as a CPS resource for their organizations, community and state.

The National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program, developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is a three to four day training program.  In order to successfully complete the training, a technician candidate must attend ALL hours of the training - no exceptions.

The certification fee is $85.00 and is paid for through generous funding provided by the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau.  In the event that a candidate is unsuccessful in passing the course, any future course registration fees will be the responsibility of the candidate/candidate's agency.  An expired CPS Technician wishing to retake the certification course is also responsible for their own $85.00 certification fee. 

With funding being provided by the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau, candidates are required to agree to post their contact information on the NHTSA website so that they may be a resource for those in their communities. The candidate should post the address and phone number of where they wish to be contacted.  

To receive notification about upcoming Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician courses offered in the State of Iowa, interested individuals should  complete the on-line form. Completing this form will not register you for training. Once submitted, your online form will automatically notify the State CPS Coordinator. Your name is then placed on the "interest list" and you will receive an e-mail notification when you are eligible for a seat in an upcoming training.  An interested individual's name will be removed from the interest list after receiving four class invitations, and no attempt at course registration. 

Questions should be directed to the State CPS Coordinator at 515-241-6293.