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    S/O of So you want to be a Child Passenger Safety Technician?

    is there anyway to take the course for free if you can't afford it???

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    Carseat Crankypants carseatcoach's Avatar
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    Re: S/O of So you want to be a Child Passenger Safety Technician?

    Most classes run around $60, at least where I live. If you truly can't afford that, contact the course leader and ask if there are waivers available.
    CPST and Mama to a 13yo girl, 5-stepped at age 10 and 5'

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    Re: S/O of So you want to be a Child Passenger Safety Technician?

    The price of the certification course from SafeKids went up to $75 on Oct. 1, and (at least around here) there is usually an additional local fee of at least $25 (and I've seen as high as $85)

    Our local agency does offer a scholarship, but it only pays for the local fee. E-mail the instructors of the courses in your area-- it can't hurt to ask if their are scholarship funds available.
    Kate, mama to O (7), J (5) and H (2)!

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    Re: S/O of So you want to be a Child Passenger Safety Technician?

    Move to Manitoba?? Apparently it's free here

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    Re: S/O of So you want to be a Child Passenger Safety Technician?

    Apparently there ARE scholarships in Colorado! Info in the link below. Good luck!

    http://www.carseatscolorado.com/technician.cfm
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    Re: S/O of So you want to be a Child Passenger Safety Technician?

    I see you found your answer- but I did want to post as a SK Coordinator that it's ALWAYS worth asking! We need volunteers, more than we need our local site fees. One of the chapters near us waived all fees (they paid the SK fees too) and provided breakfast and lunch, for people that committed to attend a set number of events. So those classes are out there! Especially for people who intend to keep volunteering.
    Carrie- CPSTI and busy WOH Mama to
    A., 11 yr old, I., 8 yr old, E., 4 yr. old, and baby O. 2 yr, old!

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    Re: S/O of So you want to be a Child Passenger Safety Technician?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avery'sMama View Post
    I see you found your answer- but I did want to post as a SK Coordinator that it's ALWAYS worth asking! We need volunteers, more than we need our local site fees. One of the chapters near us waived all fees (they paid the SK fees too) and provided breakfast and lunch, for people that committed to attend a set number of events. So those classes are out there! Especially for people who intend to keep volunteering.
    My local chapter does that for people that are willing to volunteer and doing it for themselves (not work related - police, hospital, etc). I am friends with the local SK coordinated and she can sponsor people if you are willing to volunteer your time for 3 check events with in the next year.
    Jess, CPST and mom to 6 girls
    W(7/28) is rocking an Aton, S(3) rides in a Nextfit or RXT, O(6) has a Frontier 90, the big girls (9, 11) have Monterey Boosters and incognitos, and the oldest is 15, wears a seat belt and is driving!

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