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Child Safety Seat Insatllation and Safety Check Locations
 
Child Passenger Safety Program of WV

Keeping children safe on West Virginia’s roadways is a priority for the Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP). The GHSP Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Program receives federal funding that provides the educational materials, training, and supplies the program needs. Many certifie​​d instructors and technicians all across the state are trained to install car seats properly.

 

Each of our GHSP regional coordinators are CPS certified, and have a list of technicians that can assist you with your child safety seat. You may also check our CPS seat fitting stations directory to find a location where you can have your child safety seat inspected for defects, recalls, proper use, and proper installation.

 

The current West Virginia Child Passenger Safety Law states that all children up to the age of eight must be properly secured in a federally approved child safety seat, which does include a booster seat. The only size provision to the law is that if the child reaches the height of four feet and nine inches tall (4' 9")before their eighth birthday, a seat belt becomes legally sufficient. The CPS law is a primary enforcement law, meaning law enforcement can pull you over if they suspect your child is not properly restrained in a child safety seat. For more details on the law click here.

 

NEW RESOURCES TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE IN AND AROUND CARS DURING COVID-19
 
Safe Kids Worldwide and Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association have put together to a comprehensive list of child passenger safety resources for families and Child Passenger Safety Technicians. Click here for more info.

If you are looking for Child Passenger Safety reso​urces in other states, please click here
 

  

Upcoming Child Passenger Safety Courses


Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Course

When:  July 13-16, 2021  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where:  Tygart Lake Lodge; 1240 Paul E. Malone Rd; Grafton, WV 26354
Register online at http://cert.safekids.org with Course # WV20210608501
For more information, contact Sean Snyder at smsnyder.ghsp4@gmail.com
Safety & Health Precautions Will Be in Place. ​​

Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) Renewal Course - Open to Expired CPSTs ONLY
When:  August 23, 2021  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where:  WVU Medicine East, Berkeley Medical Center; 2500 Foundation Way - HSC Auditorium; Martinsburg, WV 25401
Register online at http://cert.safekids.org with Course # WV20210616537
For more information, contact Sean Snyder at smsnyder.ghsp4@gmail.com
Safety & Health Precautions Will Be in Place. ​​


Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Course
When:  August 24-27, 2021  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where:  WVU Medicine East, Berkeley Medical Center; 2500 Foundation Way - HSC Auditorium; Martinsburg, WV 25401
Register online at http://cert.safekids.org with Course # WV20210616539
For more information, contact Sean Snyder at smsnyder.ghsp4@gmail.com
Safety & Health Precautions Will Be in Place. ​​

Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) Renewal Course - Open to Expired CPSTs ONLY
When:  September 23, 2021  |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where:  Fire Station 6; 2311 Camden Avenue, Rear Building; Parkersburg, WV 26101
Register online at http://cert.safekids.org with Course # WV20210623559
For more information, contact Sean Snyder at smsnyder.ghsp4@gmail.com
Safety & Health Precautions Will Be in Place. ​​


Please check back for updates. Thank you!



For the latest and complete list of recalls and defects regarding child safety seats and vehicle restraints, please click here.

 

For questions about the CPS Program please contact the GHSP via email at dmvghsp@wv.gov or call 304-926-2509.

 
 
 





 



 

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