Certification Renewal Application

By renewing your hospital’s National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification you are demonstrating your continuing commitment to reducing the number of infant, Sleep-Related Deaths (SRD) in your community, through the promotion and adherence of best safe sleep practices based on the AAP Guidelines on Infant Sleep Safety. Retaining your certification demonstrates your facility’s committed pro-actively help reduce the number one cause of infant death between one month and 12 months of age.

Certification renewal is required on the fifth anniversary date of your original certification, and every five years heretofore. You will be notified by Cribs for Kids® three months prior to your certification renewal date, which should provide ample time to gather the following information:

  • Updated Infant Safe Sleep Policy reflecting the new 2016 AAP Guidelines for Infant Sleep Safety
  • Any changes in educational material
  • Any changes in parent/caregiver material
  • Two (2) audit reports
  • Two (2) community outreach program activities
  • Updated letter of affiliation showing that you still have partner support

You cannot save your application form and submit at a later time, so please consider preparing your information in a document that can be saved on your computer and submit when all material is ready to be sent.

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(If you are applying for a new certificate, please fill out the Hospital Certification Application Form here.)

Please choose your current level of certification
Certified Safe Sleep Hospital BRONZE
If re-applying for Bronze Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, please be able to demonstrate the following:



– Hospital Staff Training and Education

– Hospital Safe Sleep Policy

– Parent Education and Modeling
Certified Safe Sleep Leader SILVER
If re-applying for Silver Certified Safe Sleep Leader, please be able to demonstrate the following:



– Hospital Staff Training and Education

– Hospital Safe Sleep Policy

– Parent Education and Modeling

– Wearable Blanket Program

Certified Safe Sleep Champion GOLD
If re-applying for Gold Certified Safe Sleep Champion, please be able to demonstrate the following:



– Hospital Staff Training and Education

– Hospital Safe Sleep Policy

– Parent Education and Modeling

– Wearable Blanket Program

– Community and Media Outreach

– Associate with, or become, a Cribs for Kids® Partner

Select an option
Contact Information
Select all of the units serving infants and children under the age of 1
If you selected "Other", please enter the unit(s) in this field
Please list two staff members who will lead the hospital’s infant safe sleep effort. At least one person listed must be a physician, nurse manager, or nurse educator.
Staff Member #1
Staff Member #2
REQUIRED MATERIALS UPLOAD *
Please upload the following documents:

– Hospital Staff Training and Education
– Hospital Safe Sleep Policy
– Parent Education and Modeling
REQUIRED MATERIALS UPLOAD *
Please upload the following documents:

– Hospital Staff Training and Education
– Hospital Safe Sleep Policy
– Parent Education and Modeling
– Wearable Blanket Program
REQUIRED MATERIALS UPLOAD *
Please upload the following documents:

– Hospital Staff Training and Education
– Hospital Safe Sleep Policy
– Parent Education and Modeling
– Wearable Blanket Program
– Community and Media Outreach
– Associate with, or become, a Cribs for Kids® Partner
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