The Lead Instructor is responsible for submitting hands-on pass/fail scores for each student at the end of the course, also known as Course Finalization.
To become a CPST, students must pass all skills assessments, including vehicle occupant protection system identification, selecting and securing child restraints, and identifying misuse in order to pass the overall hands-on section of the course.
For Certification Course skills assessments, an instructor candidate may sign off/grade students under the supervision of their mentor using their T#. Their mentor will sign behind the IC. ICs may not teach the Renewal course.
For Certification Courses, each student has three opportunities to pass each skill assessment.
For Certification Renewal Courses, each student has two opportunities to pass each skill assessment. Should a student fail any section of any assessment, they are not eligible for certification and must retake and pass a certification course (Renewal if they were previously certified) to become certified.