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CEU Audits

Safe Kids audits a random sample of newly recertified technicians  to confirm that CEUs are being completed in accordance with our CPS certification policies and procedures. Each CEU category has specific written documentation requirements, which are explained in the Policies & Procedures Manual and are summarized below. The audit process is specifically for CEUs because unlike seat checks, CEUs are not verified online.

As explained on the CEUs page of this website, if you are a recertifying technician you are responsible for entering completed CEUs on the recertification page of your CPS online profile and keeping written proof of the earned CEUs.

You may want to scan your CEU materials so that they are easy to save to a computer and provide later if you are selected for an audit. Safe Kids will not return materials submitted during an audit. CEU documentation should be kept during the certification cycle and for at least three months after recertification is completed. If selected for a CEU audit, you can monitor your audit status through your CPS online profile.

Questions? E-mail the Quality Assurance Specialist at cpsaudit@safekids.org.
 

If You Are Selected for a CEU Audit

Here is an overview of information you will be required to provide if you are selected for a CEU audit. Additional details about CEU requirements may be found in our Policies & Procedures Manual.

Category #1: In-person Session/Workshop

For each session or workshop, provide information about the event and proof of attendance.

Event information – If the event was not pre-approved (no Event ID# provided), you will need to provide one of the following:

  • Copy of meeting/conference agenda(s). Include the session title, date and time.
  • Printed copy of the presentation(s).
  • Copy of the session description from the official conference program. The sessions that you attended must be clearly marked.

Proof of attendance – Provide one of the following:

  • Certificate with topic, date and times.
  • Personal letter/e-mail from event provider. Must include the session title, date and time.
  • Copy of sign in sheet with your name circled. Must include the session title, date and time.

Category #2: Observe a Certification Course

No longer an option

Category #3: Teleconferences:

For each teleconference, provide information about the teleconference and proof of attendance.

Teleconference information -- If the update was not pre-approved and given an Event ID#, you will need to provide one of the following:

  • Agenda with dates, times and objectives
  • Official call minutes or notes provided by moderator/sponsor

Proof of attendance – Provide one of the following:

  • Certificate with topic, date and times.
  • Personalized letter/e-mail from the lead instructor confirming specific dates and times of attendance.
  • Official call minutes or notes provided by moderator/sponsor with list of attendees.

Category #4: Online sessions

For each online session, provide information about the session and proof of attendance.

Session information -- If the update was not pre-approved (no Event ID# provided), you will need to provide one of the following:

  • Copy of session agenda/outline/objectives. Include the session title, presenter name, date and time.
  • Printed copy of presentation.
  • Copy of the session description from the official session provider (summary).

Proof of attendance – Provide one of the following:

  • Certificate with topic, date and times.
  • Personal letter/email from session provider.
  • Printout of completed confirmation page. Include the session title, date and time.

Category #5: Newsletters/Manuals/Journals

  • Free Newsletters - Tech Update
    • Two quizzes will be provided. Earn a passing grade of 80 percent on both quizzes to earn no more than one CEU for this category.
  • Subscription Newsletters - Safe Ride News and SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.
    • Provide publication name and proof of purchase provided by a publisher other than Safe Kids. Proof of purchase must include:
      • Name of technician or technician instructor
      • Date of proof of purchase.
      • Dates of subscription (one CEU per one year during certification cycle)
    • Manuals
      • LATCH Manual - Technicians will provide the auditor with a completed 2011 or 2013 quiz with a passing grade of 80 percent (provided by Safe Ride News). One CEU per completed quiz. One CEU maximum.
      • Child Restraint Manufacturers’ Instructions (CRMI) or individual instruction manuals - Technicians will complete and submit the quiz via e-mail to SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A., which will provide technicians with audit documentation via e-mail. One CEU per completed quiz. One CEU maximum.
    • Scientific Journals/Conference Proceedings - Three articles or conference proceedings will earn one CEU. One CEU maximum.
      • Provide complete copies of articles or proceedings.
      • Provide the issue and volume of the journal where the article was published.

    Approved purchased newsletters (noted above) may not be used for this category of CEUs.