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CEUs for Technicians and Instructors

Find Information for Recertifying Here

From http://cert.safekids.org

See http://cert.safekids.org/i-am-a-tech/recertification for more information on the recertification process and how to complete it. If you need to speak to someone regarding the recertification process, call 877-366-8154 or email cps.certification@safekids.org

Basic re-certification requirements and deadlines

  1. Five (5) seat checks approved by a certified instructor (may use technician proxy option). These may be done at any time during your certification cycle as long as they are entered online AND approved before your recertification date.
  2. Community Education – pick one
    • Participate in at least one two-hour check up event with at least one other CPS Technician at which you serve families using any standardized checklist to provide documentation, if needed.
    • Provide at least four hours of community education.  Examples include presenting to parents, educators, kids, organizations (PTAs, law enforcement). These are presentations to non-CPSTs.

  3. A minimum of six hours of CPS technical continuing education (CEUs) must be obtained and reported during one’s current certification cycle (two years).  There is no carry-over from one period to the next, even when more than the required CEUs have been accumulated. They may be entered at any time during your certification cycle. CEUs must fit into one of the five approved categories and meet content requirements.
  4. Register and pay fee by the end of the certification expiration date.
  5. In addition to the above requirements, instructors must also log 20 teaching hours of CPS course instruction. This has not changed.  Details are available in the policies and procedures manual and on the certification Web site.

Categories of CEUs

  1. In-person Session/Workshop (maximum 6 CEUs)
  2. Observing a CPS Certification or Renewal Course (max. 3 CEUs)
  3. Teleconferences (max. 5 CEUs)
  4. Online/Web Sessions (max. 5 CEUs)
  5. Newsletters/Manuals/Journals (max. 3 CEUs)
  6. You may mix and match categories to meet the six required hours of continuing education.


Examples of Nationally Available CEUs

Last Updated: 07-27-15

Conferences (max. 6 CEUs allowed)

Lifesavers 3-5, 2016
Fee: see web site as fees depend on when registration occurs
CEUs: TBD
www.lifesaversconference.org/

Kidz in Motion (KIM) Conference
August 12-15, 2015
Fee: see web site as fees depend on when registration occurs
CEUs: TBD
www.kidzinmotion.org/

Kidz in Motion (KIM) Conference
August 10-13, 2016
Fee: see web site as fees depend on when registration occurs
CEUs: TBD
www.kidzinmotion.org/

Teleconferences/Webinars/Online Chats (max. 5 CEUs allowed)

Safe Kids Worldwide (unavailable--currently being updated)
CEUs: 1-2 depending on topic for a total of 7 available
Location: www.safekidswebinars.org
Fees: Free
Registration: Must login using your Safe Kids login
Topics: School Bus Module, Tech's Guide to Recalls, Transportation of Children in Vehicles Other Than Cars, Vehicle Safety Part 1: Federal Regulations, Vehicle Safety Part 2: Non-Federal Information for the Consumer, New Technologies in Occupant Protection with an Emphasis on Vehicle Technology, Transporting Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Comments: Technicians will register, log in, finish the webinar and print a certificate of completion. This webinar requires participants to gather information from other sites (links provided) to have a quality learning experience. Webinars are available in .pdf format.

SafetyBeltSafe USA
1 CEU
www.carseat.org/Events_Media/training.htm

Online/Web Sessions (max. 5 CEUs allowed)

http://cpsboard.org/certification-recertification/ Scroll down to Online CEU Sessions and Quizzes

Britax, Evenflo, and Orbit Baby extranet CPS Technician websites: log on to http://cert.safekids.org/os.html. Under the link for your most current recertification cycle is a link for "Online CEUs." Clicking that link will take you to the web page allowing you to access the Britax, Evenflo, and Orbit Baby tech pages for online CEUs.

Newsletters/Manuals/Journals (max. 3 CEUs allowed)

2015 Child Restraint Manufacturers’ Instructions and Summary Sheets. No page numbers are necessary.
1 CEU   www.carseat.org/Resources/DVD%20CEU%20quiz,%202015.doc

Subscribe to SafetyBeltSafe News bi-monthly newsletter.
1 CEU   www.carseat.org/Resources/101_resources.htm#subscribe

Tech Update quiz. Read two of the Tech Update newsletters (they are right there to download) and complete two 5-question quizzes. Scroll down to Tech Update CEUs.
1 CEU   http://cpsboard.org/certification-recertification/

2015 LATCH manual quiz. You’ll need a copy of the 2015 red LATCH manual to complete the quiz.
1 CEU    http://saferidenews.com/srndnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=VQnExHFkKZY%3d&tabid=92

Subscribe to Safe Ride News newsletter. All you need to earn your CEU is a “Proof of Purchase.” No quiz needed.
1 CEU    Safe Ride News

Examples of CPS articles appropriate for CEUs; scroll down to Newsletters/Manual/Journals (Category 5) (from http://cert.safekids.org/resources-faqs/forms/recertification, labeled “Examples of scientific articles”). Must be national, peer reviewed journals or national scientific conference proceedings.