Transportation Safety

2 Clock Hours / 0.2 CEUs / $18.00

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Course Description

This course applies to children of all ages, and applies to both center and home child care settings. 

Transporting young children is a serious responsibility. Learn ways to help ensure children's safe transportation by being informed on your state's regulations and selecting the safest method of transportation based on your needs.

See the learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this course.

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Transportation Safety
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Course formats

This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/testing) and our fully online format. The online format of this course includes audio narration in most course sections.

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Acceptance information

This course is accepted for child care professional development training requirements in most states and for the CDA credential and for CDA renewal training requirements. This course satisfies the Texas requirement for training in transportation safety.

State-specific information:

  • Colorado: This course does not meet the Colorado Precautions in Transporting Children training requirement.
  • Georgia: This course does not meet the transportation safety training requirement.
  • Minnesota: This course does not meet the 3-clock-hour child passenger restraint systems training requirement. It may be used for 2-clock-hours of Level 1 in-service training.
  • Nebraska: This course does not meet the "Safe Kids Buckle Up" transportation training requirement. 
  • Nevada: This course is not approved for annual clock hours or to meet the Nevada requirement for training in transportation safety.
  • Texas: This course satisfies the two clock hours of transportation safety training required for all childcare directors and employees who transport children under the age of nine [§746.1316, What additional training must an employee and director have if the operation transports children?]. All Texas employees who transport children must complete this two clock hour transportation training annually.

NAC training

The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential. Click here for more approved NAC training.

Learning outcomes

After completing Transportation Safety you will be able to identify legal requirements for safe transportation in child care, identify safe practices for transportation in child care, and describe safe child restraint systems and transportation methods.

Topics covered

  • how the transportation of young children is regulated by state child care licensing agencies
  • the transportation information you will need to provide to parents
  • how to keep vehicles safe and functioning properly
  • how to select and use child restraint systems
  • how to choose the best and safest method of transportation for your needs
  • information on large and small buses
  • the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles
  • driveway, parking lot, and power window safety
  • safety precautions for  loading and unloading children from vehicles
  • guidelines for supervising children during transportation
  • safe staff:child ratios when transporting children
  • safe driving practices


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

What our students say about Transportation Safety

I just wanted to personally thank you for offering this course so quickly..I enjoy your courses and I like the fact that they can downloaded and done at my pace. - Amarillo, Texas

“Yes, the online program is so convenient yet thorough! I was able to immediately use many of the transportation guidelines for our fieldtrip rules.” -  Dallas, Texas

"I absolutely love the Care Courses!!!!!! Very informative and being able to complete the courses online is wonderful." - Missouri City, Texas

"This course was intense, but very informative. I am delighted that I took it and I recommended it to several others. There were so many pieces of information in that unit that I was almost overwhelmed. I devoured the information and feel so much more knowledgeable about the information ... much of which was new to me. I was very impressed with this unit and I hope many others take this course. The information is invaluable." - Hondo, Texas

Completion deadline

This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.

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Care Courses currently offers over 50 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

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To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. If you fail to get a 70% on your second attempt, we will ask you to contact us at We will review your course and be in touch.

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