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1 National CPS Certification Program Presenters: Pam Holt, National CPS Board Carole Guzzetta, NHTSA Kerry Chausmer, Safe Kids Worldwide Lifesavers Conference  April 2006

2 Today’s presentations Overview of NHTSA’s Role in Certification The National CPS Board CPS Certification Program Update

3 Certification Trivia I have a comment about the curriculum. I should contact: A. NHTSA B. National CPS Board C. Safe Kids Worldwide D. President George W. Bush Answer and press ‘send’

4 Certification Trivia I have a comment about the curriculum. I should contact: A. NHTSA B. National CPS Board C. Safe Kids Worldwide D. President George W. Bush Answer and press ‘send’

5 NATIONAL CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY PROGRAM Overview of NHTSA’s Role

6 “The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.” Abigail Van Buren Character

7 Troika Definition: a group of three who jointly share some responsibility, authority or power.Definition: a group of three who jointly share some responsibility, authority or power.

8 The Three Legs of the Stool National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration National CPS BoardNational CPS Board Certifying Body – Safe Kids WorldwideCertifying Body – Safe Kids Worldwide Support the State’s Occupant Protection for Children Program

9 NHTSANHTSA  Developed the National Standardized CPS curriculum  Developed the Certification Renewal Course  Coordinates and approves revisions and updates  Funds the National CPS Board and the Web site  Supports the States’ OPC programs NHTSA

10 Developed the National Standardized CurriculumDeveloped the National Standardized Curriculum  Late 1990s  Group effort  Work in progress NHTSA

11 NHTSA Developed the Certification Renewal CourseDeveloped the Certification Renewal Course  Response to requests from States for an alternative to retaking the complete course  For former technicians who have maintained interest and involvement  One day – hands-on and online test

12 Coordinates and approves revisions and updatesCoordinates and approves revisions and updates  Previous revisions – no major changes  Spanish language Became available Jan. 2006Became available Jan. 2006 Professional assessmentProfessional assessment NHTSA

13 Present UpdatePresent Update  User friendly  Designed for the adult learner  Mantra: LEARN, PRACTICE, EXPLAIN  Follows NHTSA’s 4 Steps: Infant, Toddler, Booster, Belt  Need to know  Peer Review  Professional oversight NHTSA

14 Funds the National CPS Board and Web siteFunds the National CPS Board and Web site www.cpsboard.org www.cpsboard.orgwww.cpsboard.org Provides recommendations and guidance regarding standardized curriculum Supports the National Certification through Safe Kids Worldwide Administers aspects of certification database NHTSA

15 Supports States’ Occupant Protection for Children Program OPC AssessmentsOPC Assessments  Design and coordination Strategic use of resourcesStrategic use of resources

16 Contact Information Carole S. Guzzetta, Highway Safety SpecialistCarole S. Guzzetta, Highway Safety Specialist 400 Seventh Street, SW. Room 5118 Washington, DC 20590 400 Seventh Street, SW. Room 5118 Washington, DC 20590 E-mail: carole.guzzetta@dot.gov carole.guzzetta@dot.gov Phone: 202-366-3665 Fax: 202-366-2766

17 Thank You. Questions?Questions? Suggestions?Suggestions? Comments?Comments? Complaints?Complaints?

18 The National Child Passenger Safety Board Presented by Pam Holt Board Chair

19 Mission The mission of the Board is to maintain the quality and integrity of the National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program (NSCPSTP). This program is used to train and certify child passenger safety (CPS) technicians and instructors.

20 Statement of Intent The Board works collaboratively with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), who has the ultimate authority over the curriculum, and with the Certifying Body, who has ultimate authority over the certification and re-certification processes. The Board channels insight from their representative organizations to NHTSA and the Certifying Body. It is the intent of both NHTSA and the certifying body to make every effort to solicit the input of the Board and to inform the Board of changes in curriculum, policy and procedure prior to public announcement, however, neither NHTSA nor the certifying body are obligated to do so.

21 CPS Board Survey Have you have visited the Board Web site in the last 6 months? A.Yes B.No C.The Board has a Web site?!

22 The Board shall assume responsibilities to fulfill the mission including, but not limited to, recommendations for: Monitoring and updating curriculum Reviewing the process for CPS technician/technician instructor certification and re- certification Participating in the of certification appeals Evaluating the certification program Facilitating information sharing/clearinghouse

23 Times, they are a changing…

24 Membership 17-21 member volunteer panel Rotating Voting Members: Injury Prevention – three (3) positions Diverse and Underserved Populations – two (2) positions Child Passenger Safety Advocates – two (2) positions At-Large – one (1) position Motor Vehicle Manufacturers – one (1) position Child Restraint Manufacturers – one (1) position National Nursing Organization – one (1) position National Law Enforcement Organization – one (1) position Insurance Organization - one (1) position OPEN

25 Open positions Insurance Industry (one vacancy) –Candidate must represent an insurance organization or association with national outreach.

26 Board Members are here to serve you We are your voice for the CPS program

27 How to Contact the Board www.cpsboard.org Board Secretariat Ms. Deborah Trombley Transportation Safety Group National Safety Council 1121 Spring Lake Dr. Itasca, IL 60143-3201 Phone: 630-775-2250 Email: trombled@nsc.orgtrombled@nsc.org

28 National CPS Certification Program Update Kerry Chausmer, CPSTI Program Manager CPS Certification Lifesavers Conference 2006

29 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Who’s here? Tell us about your certification. A.I am currently certified as a tech B.I am currently certified as an instructor C.My certification has expired D.My certification has expired and I have taken/registered for a Renewal Course E.I have never been certified

30 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Who’s here? I go to the CPS Certification Web site: A.Never B.Less than once a month C.About 1-2 times a month D.About 3-4 times a month E.Who can keep track? I am always checking it out.

31 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. 2005 Statistics Recertification: about 40% overall 787 courses were offered 629 certification courses 158 certification renewal courses 9,344 new technicians 8% re-certified through renewal courses

32 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. New technicians Number of New Technicians Certified in 2005 by NHTSA Region N = 7802

33 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Courses by Region N = 625

34 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Recent major enhancements Online options if you can’t make a class Substitution Rescheduling Cancellation Certification Renewal Course Organization management Spanish-language certification course Technician Proxy

35 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Can’t make the class? Substitution policy Transfer payment and registration from one student to another Use the online system Registered student must have SKID of substitute student (be in system) Public or controlled courses Approval transferred to substituting individual Once a substitute is registered, they cannot request a refund for any reason.

36 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Can’t make the class? Registration Rescheduling May reschedule online to any future public course No penalty No limit to number of times one can reschedule.

37 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Can’t attend the course? Cancellation Refunds automatically processed online by cancellation date depending on when you cancel 10+ calendar days before the course starting date = $10 cancellation fee 9 - 1 calendar days before the course starting date = $30 late cancellation fee First day of class = no refund

38 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Certification Renewal Course Designed for former technicians who have maintained their child passenger safety knowledge and their hands-on skills. Anyone who has ever been nationally certified may take the course one time only. Must be in national database

39 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Certification Renewal Course Have your username and password ready before logging it. Don’t have it? Contact CPS Customer Service Toll-free 877-366-8154 or cps.certification@safekids.org Click on “Forgot Your Password” (Log In Screen) to have it e-mailed to you Name and e-mail must exactly match what is in your profile Log in using your previously assigned username and password.

40 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Online Profile Instructors Techs/Instructors Everyone To register for Renewal, this must be “Expired”

41 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Certification Renewal Course What to do to become certified again Register for a renewal course ($70 fee) Attend and pass the hands-on skills testing Pass (85%) online test A few days after the course is over, online test information will be emailed, mailed and posted in your online profile. Log in and make sure your information is correct!

42 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Organization Management Registering your organization and having your members “affiliate” to you will allow you to: Track members (“affiliates”) Pay online for registrations and CPS fees

43 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Organization Management What fees can be paid online? Affiliates Course registration Re-certification Instructor candidacy Organization Manager Register their affiliates for courses Enter substitutions Reschedule the registrations

44 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. How does my organization get affiliates? Organization manager Adds new affiliates (never certified or in the system) Members People with CPS profiles log in, click on UPDATE AFFILIATE ORGANIZATION Search by name and add the organization There are two spaces for org affiliations

45 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Affiliated? Be sure you are “affiliated” with the organization who provided you with the PO or e-voucher number. To change your organization affiliation(s), click on UPDATE ORGANIZATION AFFILIATION.

46 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Spanish-language certification course Available in January 2006 All members of the instructor team must be an approved for the language of the course Instructors are approved to teach in the language of the course in which the completed their candidacy To teach in a second language (English or Spanish): Professional assessment of the instructor’s second-language proficiency required Grants were available to cover the cost of this required assessment.

47 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Recertification Trivia Who can be a technician proxy? A.Any currently certified technician who partners with a currently certified instructor B.Any currently certified technician C.Any person who has ever been certified as a CPS instructor D.Anyone who registers with Safe Kids

48 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Recertification Trivia Who can be a technician proxy? A.Any currently certified technician who partners with a currently certified instructor B.Any currently certified technician C.Any person who has ever been certified as a CPS instructor D.Anyone who registers with Safe Kids

49 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Technician Proxy Any currently certified instructor may designate a currently certified technician EYES and EARS of the instructor Technician-proxy provides information to the instructor Instructor has the ultimate responsibility of verifying the seat check online. Records documenting each check must be kept by both the instructor and technician-proxy for future reference. This policy went into effect April 11, 2005

50 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Recertification Trivia How far in advance of your certification expiration date can you register for re-certification? A. 6 months B. 4 months C. 2 months D. Anytime during your current certification cycle

51 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Recertification Trivia How far in advance of your certification expiration date can you register for re-certification? A. 6 months B. 4 months C. 2 months D. Anytime during your current certification cycle

52 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Recertification Trivia What are the required seat checks for recertification? A.Infant seat, convertible seat, combination seat, shield booster, LATCH B.Infant seat, rear-facing convertible, combination seat, booster, LATCH C.Infant seat, convertible seat, combination seat, BPB, LATCH D.Infant seat, rear-facing convertible, forward-facing seat with harness, BPB, LATCH

53 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Recertification Trivia What are the required seat checks for recertification? A.Infant seat, convertible seat, combination seat, shield booster, LATCH B.Infant seat, rear-facing convertible, combination seat, booster, LATCH C.Infant seat, convertible seat, combination seat, BPB, LATCH D.Infant seat, rear-facing convertible, forward- facing seat with harness, BPB, LATCH

54 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Tech Recertification Reminders 5 seat checks must be entered and approved by an instructor May be done at any time during your certification cycle. Register and pay for recertification May be done up to 4 months before your certification expiration date. Must be registered by your certification expiration date. Pass (85%) online test

55 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Registering for Recertification Report/Review Recertification Activities: Once you are eligible, payment options will appear. These appear if there is an org affiliation

56 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Direct online access for State and Regional contacts Replaces monthly e-mailed databases 24/7 access Real-time updates and information Individual (state/region) and course information (all) Provided by SKW to promote local CPS activities (e.g. events, courses)

57 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Resources Section

58 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Resources Trivia Where can I get a copy of the latest NHTSA manual? A.View or print content from the revised participant manual at www.cpsboard.org.www.cpsboard.org B.Purchase a copy for $35 from the Safety Restraint Coalition (www.800bucklup.org)www.800bucklup.org C.Call Safe Kids for a cheap replacement D.A or B

59 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Resources Trivia Where can I get a copy of the latest NHTSA manual? A.View or print content from the revised participant manual at www.cpsboard.org.www.cpsboard.org B.Purchase a copy for $35 from the Safety Restraint Coalition (www.800bucklup.org)www.800bucklup.org C.Call Safe Kids for a cheap replacement D.A or B

60 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Resources: FAQs

61 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Resources: FAQ Topics General Certification Re-certification Course Administration Instructor Candidacy Organization Management Online Services Have an idea for a new FAQ? Let us know!

62 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Resources: CPS Express!

63 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Resources: www.CPSBoard.org

64 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. What’s next? Updated curriculum will affect the course materials, testing, instructor candidacy and re-certification. Go to www.cpsboard.org for updates Sign up on their email list Lower reading level More hands-on activities New evaluation (will also affect recertification)

65 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Be a part of the process All of the system enhancements and upgrades to the certification system are a direct result of requests from the field. Stay on the lookout for curriculum alerts from the CPS Board Peer review of chapters and evaluation components One chapter, one time Technicians and technician-instructors

66 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Contacting CPS Customer Service (877) 366-8154 cps.certification@safekids.org Almost all certification-related information is available online at www.safekids.org/certification.

67 4/2006 SKW NOTE: Web images may not be exactly as they will appear online. Thank you! Please continue to share your specific feedback, suggestions and ideas! Kerry Chausmer, CPSTI CPS Certification Program Safe Kids Worldwide 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20004-1707 kchausmer@safekids.org


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