Child Passenger Safety Curriculum

Welcome to the Child Passenger Safety Training Module.

The Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention of the American Academy of Pediatrics is proud to offer this 1 hour Child Passenger Safety training module.  This training is intended for practicing pediatric healthcare professionals interested in improving the quality of child passenger safety services provided within their practice. Ben Hoffman MD, FAAP will present an overview of the fundamentals of child passenger safety techniques, best practice guidelines, and patient interviewing tools.  Pediatricians have access to families at many points in the first few years of life, each of which affords the opportunity to provide families with best practice recommendations and referral to community resources. This training is designed to help healthcare professionals collaborate with child passenger safety technicians within their community. Building partnerships with these experts can help families reach expert, demonstrative assistance that otherwise could not be provided in a physician’s office.

At the conclusion of this activity you will be able to:


  • Identify the basic principles of car safety seat selection and use
  • Describe why children are at greater risk than adults for injuries in motor-vehicle crashes
  • Identify the four stages of car safety use
  • Articulate the role of your practice and identify possible community resources to refer families
  • Describe the updated best practice recommendations form the 2011 policy statement
  • Generate a list of key messages for parents

The course is available below free of charge. However, in order to receive CME credit, you must complete and pass the Child Passenger Safety Quiz. The charge to complete the quiz is $25 for AAP members and $30 for non-members. After completing the quiz you will be prompted to log in or create a log in to pay for the CME credit.

Please explore the Child Passenger Resource list, the AAP 2011 Child Passenger Safety Policy Statement and the AAP 2011 Child Passenger Safety Technical Report the for additional support.

Child Passenger Safety Training Module:


Child Passenger Safety Quiz:

If you have completed the Child Passenger Safety Training Module you are eligible to complete this quiz to earn 1.25 CME credit. Click here to complete the quiz. If you are having trouble viewing this PDF file, you will need to download the latest version of Adobe Reader.

Participants must successfully complete the quiz with a minimum passing score of 70% or higher in order to receive CME credit for this activity.

Upon submission of the quiz and verifications of the 70% minimum passing score requirement, participants will be able to log onto Pedialink to claim their CME credit or receive a CME credit via email.