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    CPS Technician ceruti82's Avatar
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    Attending a CPST course ?? Maybe?

    Well, after over a year of trying to find a CPST course near me, I just saw last night that there will be a certification course next month RIGHT IN MY TOWN!

    The only thing is it is listed as a CONTROLLED course... I am going to call the instructor today, and hopefully get it if there is space available. It is held at the PD, so I am going to assume it is intended for local Fire, Police, etc to become certified..

    Any idea if this will REALLY work? Anything you think I should metion to make her want me in the class
    I figure some of my background would give me a pull~ over 10 years in child care field, mom, already very carseat knowledgable... and really, a passion to want to do this! not just a cop who has to do it for work, ya know.. i hope she's open to it!!
    I have read that some were able to get into a controlled course by asking, but i really hope so this time!

    For the record, I live in Mass, which a friend of mine told me that mass was kind of in a freeze for new certifications right now. (For whatever reason that may be.)
    Gina, mommy to Bella Rae 10/25/07 ~ 30 lbs, 36 inches
    Riding in a Flora Radian XTSL
    and a Pink Sky Frontier 85

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    Re: Attending a CPST course ?? Maybe?

    Definitely e-mail!!! I'm in MA, too, and got into a controlled course by e-mailing/calling the instructor. He was happy to let me in as long as he knew I was serious and would actually DO something with my certification.

    I haven't heard of a certification freeze in the state...

    Maybe we can get a checkpoint started up at BRU??? I've been dying to start one and have offered a few times. They've never taken me up on it.

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    Re: Attending a CPST course ?? Maybe?

    So, I filled out all the steps to get in, now the waiting game.. i really hope this works out!!
    She said all of mass is controlled, because there is a wait list, and this is the best way to go about who gets in.

    pastrygirl~ Where in MA are you ?
    I would love to do something like that!

    I'm in Metrowest.
    Gina, mommy to Bella Rae 10/25/07 ~ 30 lbs, 36 inches
    Riding in a Flora Radian XTSL
    and a Pink Sky Frontier 85

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    Re: Attending a CPST course ?? Maybe?

    I haven't heard of a certification freeze here either? We just ran a new tech class out here a few months back. Not controlled, either.

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    Re: Attending a CPST course ?? Maybe?

    Quote Originally Posted by ceruti82 View Post
    So, I filled out all the steps to get in, now the waiting game.. i really hope this works out!!
    She said all of mass is controlled, because there is a wait list, and this is the best way to go about who gets in.

    pastrygirl~ Where in MA are you ?
    I would love to do something like that!

    I'm in Metrowest.
    Good luck!

    I'm in central MA, about half an hour from Framingham. I go there for serious shopping.

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    Re: Attending a CPST course ?? Maybe?

    Quote Originally Posted by pastrygirl View Post
    Good luck!

    I'm in central MA, about half an hour from Framingham. I go there for serious shopping.
    Hee, me too.

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    Re: Attending a CPST course ?? Maybe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maedze View Post
    Hee, me too.
    What? You're much further than half an hour. Or do you mean that you go to Framingham for shopping?

    I'm just north of Worcester. My brother lives a couple of miles from Pastrygirl and works in Natick.
    Melissa, CPST and Mom to three

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    Re: Attending a CPST course ?? Maybe?

    I got into a controlled class no problem. Just emailed the instructor and she said "sure!"
    Beth CPST and special needs trained Mom to Bailey ...22 and driving! Skylar- 17yrs-and also driving! Molly-14 yrs -70+ pounds passing the 5 step test and Avery -10 yrs - 55+ pounds, riding in a redd performance sport booster.

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    Re: Attending a CPST course ?? Maybe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pixels View Post
    What? You're much further than half an hour. Or do you mean that you go to Framingham for shopping?

    I'm just north of Worcester. My brother lives a couple of miles from Pastrygirl and works in Natick.
    No, no, the serious shopping. It's over an hour even down the pike from here.

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