I plan to be taking the technician certification course within the next 6 months. I've been waiting for a course to either pop up close enough, or to save up to travel and stay in a hotel, whenever motherhood and my work schedule permitted. Well, my youngest and last baby is soon to be a year old and I'm ready to commit. I really honestly don't mean to toot my own horn, but I've been an car seat safety advocate for years and have always planned to become certified, and likewise always tried to only share accurate, up to date information and conduct myself with as much ethical concern as a certified technician would. I've always gotten my information from reputable sources, I have the online technician course manual downloaded, I'm active on carseat groups and do a lot of searching these forums for any questions I might have, and even watch webinars available on cpsboard youtube channel. I say this to only illustrate that I'm going into this course with much of the book knowledge already learned (though I'm so immensely excited for the hands on experience and instruction, and cannot wait to learn more!) and wish to find a course in which I can get the most out of it. I'm aware (sadly) that not all techs are created equal and really, really want to take as much possible home from the course. I've watched a webinar about the new curriculum, that can be condensed into 3 days, and noticed they said they wanted the most important material covered, and expected the rest to be learned through continuing education. Right now I'm trying to decide between two Indiana courses, one takes place in a larger city at a children's hospital in Richmond, another in what appears to be a smaller city(Batesville) at a fire department. I realize their locations or size of the cities may very well have absolutely no bearing whatsoever on the kind of instruction I might receive, but I'm a little torn on which to choose! I'm leaning towards the one that is more convenient for me(fire station - course that takes place on 2 different weekends in January, no need to take time off work), but if anyone thinks I might get more out of the other(MTWT course located at a children's hospital in March), I'd reconsider! Also, is there any specific questions I might be able to email and ask to determine the "better" one? Or should I just pick whatever is convenient, not expect more than the information in the technician handbook, and look forward to the continuing education opportunities once I am certified?