The International Association for Child Safety has developed the childproofing industry's first and only professional certification program. It is overseen by the Board of Certification for Professional Childproofers, an independent body formed to develop, implement and monitor this program.
The Certified Professional Childproofer® designation and the Certified Professional Babyproofer® designation recognize those professionals who have met specific qualifications and criteria, and have proven through testing and client interaction that they possess the broad knowledge and experience required for certification.
The certification program is voluntary and designed to benefit both individuals in the babyproofing profession and the clients they serve. Clients will value the peace of mind that comes with knowing their childproofing products and services are being provided by a Certified Professional Childproofer consultant or an Advanced Certified Professional Childproofer consultant.
The certification program incorporates safety standards and best practices related to injury prevention, safety products and installation. The goals of the program are to increase the professionalism of the child safety industry by:
- Identifying a body of knowledge for the childproofing profession;
- Establishing the level of knowlege and experience required for certification for babyproofers;
- Advancing the practice of professional childproofing;
- Recognizing and raising industry standards, practices and ethics; and
- Maximizing the value of products and services provided by a professional who has earned the Certified Professional Childproofer® designation.
To locate a certified childproofer in your area, visit IAFCS Members. Certified babyproofers are listed with their certification designation: CPC or A-CPC.
For additional information about the certification program, please contact Colleen Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include information on your professional experience in child safety/childproofing. The certification program is for individuals who have experience in childproofing, including installation. The certification program is not a training program for new businesses. For training information, please visit www.iafcs.org and click on IAFCS Membership Info.
For more information about the certification program, please visit http://www.certifiedprofessionalchildproofers.org/