2022 PSBA Annual
Convention & Trade Show

Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses National Training

More and more school bus drivers find themselves transporting pre-school age children and infants. School districts are offering classes for pre-school children while some high schools offer programs for teen moms with infants. School buses are used for transporting both Head Start students and pre-school age children to early intervention programs and childcare. This means that all those who work in the school bus environment, school bus drivers, monitors, bus mechanics, and educators, need to know about child safety restraints and how they work. However, for many school bus drivers, transporting pre-school age children is a new responsibility and they may not know how to use child safety restraint systems (CSRS) correctly.

Working jointly with the school bus and the child passenger safety communities, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed this course to meet that need. This course was developed specifically to address the unique issues of installing child safety restraint system (CSRS) on school buses. It also supports the Guideline for the Safe Transportation of Pre-school Age Children in School Buses, developed by NHTSA in 1999.  The guideline recommends that pre-school age children who are transported in school buses always be transported in a properly secured CSRS. The course must be taught by certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians or CPS Instructors who have successfully completed the NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses training.

Currently certified CPSTs that successfully complete this course will earn 5.5 CPS CEUs and will have this training added to their online CPST profile. Make sure that click "I am Certified" during the registation process. 

Intended Audience
The intended audience is school bus drivers, monitors, and bus mechanics who transport pre-school age children. The participants may also include driver trainers, school officials, and transportation directors.

This course can be taken as a stand alone course OR added to your agenda for an additional fee when registering for the full convention. See pricing below.

Add on course to full convention attendee : $50 (member)/ $75 (non member)
Course attendee ONLY : $100 (member)/ $150 (non member)

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