Thank you for your interest in the CPST training course. All the information you need is below.
October 27, 5-9pm
October 28, 8:30-5pm
October 29, 8:30-12:30pm
October 29, 1:30-4:30pm
The Village Workshops + Wellness
3038 Edgemont Blvd.
North Vancouver, BC
North Vancouver, BC
Attendance is required for both the classroom and clinic portion, though there may be alternate arrangements possible for the clinic. Most students find they need a certain degree of physical dexterity to do this work, though skilled technicians are able to coach parents without ever touching a seat.
Nursing, non-mobile infants are welcome in the classroom portion of the course.
- emergency services personnel
- nurses, midwives, and doulas
- family support workers
- baby and child retailers
- child care providers
- community volunteers
Many who take this course find rewarding volunteer opportunities in their community helping parents and caregivers. Some even earn tips!
Successful completion of the course comes with a 3-year certification with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada and 3 years of insurance when working as a volunteer (either with other CPSAC volunteers, with another organization, or when volunteering independently). You will receive your course manual and a supply of triplicate check forms.
- Note: the course location is up a flight of stairs and there is no elevator.
About the Instructors
Valerie Froom is a CPST-I with particular experience as an RCMP volunteer, building an integrated child passenger safety program bridging community services and emergency responders. She is also developing law enforcement specific child passenger safety programming.
Holly Choi discovered her passion for teaching and mentoring while working in the medical software field over the past 6 years. Following the birth of her first child in the summer of 2015, Holly certified as a First Aid Instructor with the Lifesaving Society BC/Yukon Branch. Shortly thereafter, Holly became co-owner of Safe Beginnings First Aid alongside her sister. Safe Beginnings First Aid currently educates over 250 caregivers each month with essential lifesaving skills for small children. With a keen interest in child safety, Holly certified as a CPST in October 2015 with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC). Since certification, Holly volunteers weekly in her community; helping caregivers gain confidence with their car seat installation and usage. This is her training course to become an instructor.