Training and Volunteering

Become a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician!

The Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) training was developed by the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC), a nationally-recognized, standardized, professional training and certification program provided by instructors in all provinces and territories. SEATS for Kids delivers this training in Ottawa and across Eastern and Central Ontario.

Students will learn about the various types of restraint systems and stages, how to install various types of car seats, and vehicle restraint laws in Canada. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a short car seat clinic with the focus on educating parents and assisting with installation of their child restraint system.

The training includes two days in a classroom setting (9:00am to 5:00pm BOTH days), a written exam and a hands-on practical exam at a car seat clinic.

Volunteer with SEATS for Kids

SEATS for Kids is a volunteer-run organization that promotes child passenger safety across Central and Eastern Ontario by delivering car seat clinics, seminars and attending community events for donations. Our volunteers are passionate about child safety and car seats, and love to share that knowledge with others. Clinics run every 2 to 3 weeks in various locations and are a great opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers in your community. Contact us for more information or register below.

Participation Fees

Business rate: $200

This rate is for individuals who will be delivering installation inspection services as part of their duties for an organization, business, charity or not-for-profit organization, or who will be delivering services as a paid service.

Subsidized SEATS Volunteer rate: $100

This rate is for individuals who intend to volunteer for SEATS for Kids and will not be delivering installation inspection services as a paid service or as part of their work for an organization or business. Additionally, if you attend a minimum of 4 SEATS for Kids clinics within the first year of your certification, SEATS for Kids will refund $50 of your participation fee. This rate is subsidized by SEATS for Kids through donations to our organization.

Group rates

Discounted group rates may be available for classes of 10 or more. Please contact us for more information.

Refund Policy

A refund of the full course rate will be issued if your intention to withdraw from the course is received by SEATS for Kids more than 14 days prior to the course start date. This refund will be made in the same manner as it was received within 2 weeks of the receipt of notice.  After this point, refunds are only issued on an exceptional basis.

Upcoming Training

Date Location Instructors
July 7-9, 2017 Performance Mazda Orléans, Ottawa Wendy Ann D., David L.
July 27-28, 2017 Kingston Deanna L., Julie M.
August 12-13, 2017 Greenbank, Ottawa Natalie D., Wendy Ann D.
October 21-22, 2017 Greenbank, Ottawa Natalie D., Kristin B.

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Ottawa

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Kingston

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Other eastern Ontario locations

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