Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 60 percent.
Safe Kids is the certifying body for the National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program. It administers all aspects of CPS certification and maintains a directory of nationally certified CPS technicians and instructors. Safe Kids provides course materials, registration and customer service to CPS technicians and instructors.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.
NHTSA developed the original National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Curriculum in the mid-1990s and continues to update it with the latest technical information. NHTSA is also a founding member of the National Child Passenger Safety Board.
The National Child Passenger Safety Board
The National Child Passenger Safety Board strives to improve the quality and integrity of child passenger safety information and materials. It provides recommendations and guidance to NHTSA and Safe Kids regarding the CPS Technician Certification Training curriculum and test development, and serves as a panel of experts and advocates for the program as a whole. The National Child Passenger Safety Board is a program managed by the National Safety Council.
Since 2005, State Farm has been the corporate sponsor of the Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program. State Farm's support makes possible the online management systems and provides online program enhancements for CPS technicians and instructors. State Farm also supports free webinars and local technical updates so that CPS Technicians can stay up-to-date to best serve children and families.