Proper Car Seat Selection & Installation

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the United States. Proper use of child car safety seats decreases the risk of a fatal injury by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers, but unfortunately 95% of car seats in the United States are improperly installed. Knowing how to select the correct car seat for your child’s size, properly install it into your vehicle, and properly harness your child into the seat is critical for keeping them safe every time they ride in a motor vehicle. This course is intended for parents, caregivers, child care providers, or anyone that transports children in their vehicle.

This course will cover:

  • The importance of car seat safety
  • Types of car seats
  • Parts & installation
  • Safety considerations


Car Seat Recall List

Virginia Car Seat Check Stations

Find a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician near you

Safe Kids Worldwide


For additional information and video examples, view the course Protecting Children: Selection, Installation & Use of Car Seats, presented by the Institute for Childhood Preparedness and Safe Ride 4 Kids.