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Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) Training 


The Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC) provides a national, up-to-date Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) training program.  


CPSAC has grown since its inception and now has over 1,200 members across Canada including over 230 right here in the Maritimes!  Technicians and Instructors are reaching parents, caregivers, health care providers, law enforcement and many others through numerous channels of education and outreach.


Child Safety Link offers the CPSAC Child Passenger Safety Technician course (3 days), and training for experienced technicians to become instructors of the program. Please contact Child Safety Link at 1-866-288-1388 (toll free in the Maritimes) or email Katherine.Hutka@iwk.nshealth.ca if you are interested in taking a course.


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Training Opportunities 


Child Safety Link supports Child Passenger Safety Technician training opportunities throughout the Maritimes.  Help parents and caregivers choose and use car seats and booster seats safely. Here are the upcoming dates for training opportunities in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI: 


Nova Scotia – Training Dates – Spring 2017

  • Dartmouth, NS May 26, 27, 28
    (In partnership with Parents and Children Together Resource Centre (PACT))
  • Elmsdale, NS June 21, 22, 23
    (In partnership with East Hants Family Place)
  • Lr. Sackville, NS June 28, 29, 30
    (In partnership with Memory Lane Family Place)


New Brunswick Training Dates – Spring 2017

  • Dieppe, NB      April 29, 30 & May 6
  • Rothesay, NB May 27, 28 & June 10 
  • Sussex, NB June 17, 18 & 24


PEI – Training Dates – Spring 2017

For those who have had previous training through ITSA/the Cooperators:

  • Monday, May 15 – 1-day refresher/transfer course in Charlottetown (Cornwall)
  • Friday, May 19 – 1-day refresher/transfer course in Alberton

For those who wish to take the complete 3-day training:

  • May 16, 17, 18 (Tues, Wed, Thurs) – 3-day course in Charlottetown (Cornwall)

The PEI training dates are brought to you through a partnership with Kids West Family Resource Centre. Thanks to the Insurance Bureau of Canada and PEI Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy. 


For more information or to register contact katherine.hutka@iwk.nshealth.ca or call 902-470-7324

Space in these training classes is limited.  Space is reserved for those who work with vulnerable families and newcomers to Canada.