Recertification – Technician

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CPSAC certification is valid for three years. If you are unsure of your expiry date or have any other questions about this process, contact the Registrar at registration@cpsac.org.  It is your responsibility to seek out recertification, to be completed within three months on either side of the expiry date of your certification.

Six Steps to a Certificate

Prerequisites/Eligibility:

  • To be eligible to recertify online you must complete at least two online updates, and confirm that you have either completed 15 documented seat checks, OR, complete 3 Peer Coaching Forms.

Complete a recert form:

Submit payment:

  • You will be sent an invoice via email, and will be directed to submit an application payment of $50 to CPSAC. Please indicate to whom an invoice should be addressed.  Payment may be submitted via PayPal or credit card here, via EMT to treasurer@cpsac.org, or via cheque to the above address.

Access the manual and study:

  • Online access to the manual will be delivered via email. You may choose to retain the manual only as a PDF, or alternately you may choose to print it. We recommend you study.  The PDF that will be sent is for personal use only and is not for distribution in any manner (print or digital).

Write the exam:

  • Online exam access will be delivered via email.  You will be given 60 minutes to complete 50 multiple choice questions, and the exam is “closed book” – no aids are to be used. 80% is required to pass.

Receive your certificate:

  • Your certificate will be emailed to you upon successful completion of the exam.

Members: please log-in to see additional recertification resources.

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CPSAC certification is valid for three years. If you are unsure of your expiry date or have any other questions about this process, contact the Registrar at registration@cpsac.org.  It is your responsibility to seek out recertification, to be completed within three months on either side of the expiry date of your certification.

Six Steps to a Certificate

Prerequisites/Eligibility:

  • To be eligible to recertify online you must complete at least two online updates, and confirm that you have either completed 15 documented seat checks, OR, complete 3 Peer Coaching Forms.

Complete a recert form:

Submit payment:

  • You will be sent an invoice via email, and will be directed to submit an application payment of $50 to CPSAC. Please indicate to whom an invoice should be addressed.  Payment may be submitted via PayPal or credit card here, via EMT to treasurer@cpsac.org, or via cheque to the above address.

Access the manual and study:

  • Online access to the manual will be delivered via email. You may choose to retain the manual only as a PDF, or alternately you may choose to print it. We recommend you study.  The PDF that will be sent is for personal use only and is not for distribution in any manner (print or digital).

Write the exam:

  • Online exam access will be delivered via email.  You will be given 60 minutes to complete 50 multiple choice questions, and the exam is “closed book” – no aids are to be used. 80% is required to pass.

Receive your certificate:

  • Your certificate will be emailed to you upon successful completion of the exam.

 

Per CPSAC’s policies you have a three month grace period after you expire within which to recertify, and we hope you will!  You are not certified nor insured during the grace period however.  Technician recertification may be completed online.

If you would prefer to recertify in person with an Instructor — or even re-take the whole course if you feel it’s needed — that is also a possibility; contact your Instructor or Instructor-Trainer to arrange.

Option 1:

  1. Completed two (2) different online technician updates within the last three (3) years.
  2. Must successfully complete the Recertification exam with a minimum mark of 80%.
  3. Complete one (1) of the following options: (a) Keep a minimum of fifteen (15) completed car seat check forms on file. These files must kept for four (4) years by the Technician. CPSAC may request these forms to be submitted via random audit, OR, (b) observed at three (3) car seat checks by a Technician, an Instructor, or an Instructor Trainer within the last three (3) years using the peer coaching form. CPSAC may request these forms to be submitted via random audit.
  4. Fee payment received by CPSAC Registration.

Option 2:

  1. Complete an in-person 3-4 hour Recertification course, which can include the one (1) hour to write the Recertification exam in requirement #3.
  2. Must successfully complete a practical examination (pass/fail) at one car seat clinic, supervised by an Instructor or Instructor Trainer within one month of Recertification course.
  3. Must successfully complete the Recertification exam with a minimum mark of 80%.
  4. Recertification Fee received by CPSAC Registration.

Once above requirements (either Option 1 or 2) are completed Technicians will receive a new certification as a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) which will expire three (3) years from date of completion or previous certification expiry date, whichever is later.

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