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Policies & Procedures

If you can’t find the answer to a certification-related question on this website, refer to the the National CPS Certification Policies & Procedures Manual.

Download or open the Policies & Procedures Manual. To find information quickly, try these tips for searching the manual:

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Safe Kids Worldwide constantly reviews, revises and clarifies our CPS certification policies and procedures based on the questions and feedback we receive. While the most recent manual is available here, check back from time to time for an updated version.


National CPS Certification Policies & Procedures Manual - ver. 5/2/2017


Recent Updates


  • 5/2 - Minor edits
  • 4/17 - Removed old reference to Mentor-IC worksheet
  • 3/29 - “Safe Travel for All Children: Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs”  course must be taken in the current certification cycle for CPS CEUs.


  • 12/28 - Removed Tech Update as it is no longer available.
  • 12/12- Updated to reflect course completion notifications emailed rather than mailed.
  • 8/10 - Added 10 hour maximum class time per day and six month course completion requirement (not new policy but added to P&P)
  • 6/21 - Deleted old reference in IC section.
  • 4/21 - Clarified use of U.S. Certification course outside of the U.S. and its territories. (Page C-1)
  • 2/22 - Increased maximum CEUs allowed from online/web updates from 5 to 6. Added third option of educational session to Community Education requirement.

For assistance, please contact CPS Certification Customer Service toll-free at 1-877-366-8154 or