Both written and hands-on skills assessments take place during the certification course.
There are a series of three written quizzes. To pass the written part, you must get at least 42 (out of 50) questions correct overall. The passing score is 84 percent (42/50) correct.
There are three skills tests. Instructors will award a pass/fail grade at the end of each hands-on skills test. If any of the three skills test are not passed, you will not be able to pass the course. If you would like to be a CPST, you will have to register for a new course. Safe Kids is not able to waive or refund registration fees for any students who do not pass the course.
The final assessment is the checkup event. To pass the checkup event, you must demonstrate skills learned during class, follow event procedures and instructions, proper use and installation of child restraints and safety belts and the ability to teach parents and caregivers how to properly protect their family on the road.
The hands-on skills grade (pass/fail), checkup event grade (pass/fail) and overall written grade are entered online at the end of the course by the Lead Instructor. Successful completion of this course certifies you as a CPS technician for two years.