Membership in CARES is open to the chief government officials who are responsible for the oversight and enforcement of amusement ride and recreational equipment regulations within their jurisdiction.

Officials who meet this requirement and wish to apply for membership by should contact CARES through the Contact page.

Note: By charter, full membership in CARES is restricted to U.S. and Canadian officials. Government ride safety officials from other countries may qualify for associate membership in CARES.

Benefits of Membership in CARES

CARES helps regulatory officials efficiently and effectively monitor, identify, and correct issues affecting patron safety.

  • Through active participation in CARES, ride safety officials share information, best practices, concerns, and solutions with their counterparts across North America and other countries around the globe.
  • CARES maintains information pertaining to the safety of amusement rides as a public service for use by regulatory officials, industry, and consumers.
  • CARES communicates with industry through forums such as the ASTM F-24 industry standards committee; safety seminars held annually by AIMS, NAARSO, and IAAPA; and through the CARES Advisory Board.

CARES Member Agencies

CARES Member
Jurisdiction Agency Type Agency
Alberta Canadian Province Alberta Elevating Devices & Amusement Rides Safety Association
Arkansas U.S. State Arkansas Department of Labor
British Columbia Canadian Province British Columbia Safety Authority
California U.S. State California Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Colorado U.S. State Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety
Connecticut U.S. State Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Florida U.S. State Florida Department of Agriculture
Georgia U.S. State Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
Hawaii U.S. State Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Illinois U.S. State Illinois Department of Labor
Indiana U.S. State Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Iowa U.S. State Iowa Workforce Development
Kentucky U.S. State Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Louisiana U.S. State Louisiana State Fire Marshal Office
Maine U.S. State Maine Department of Public Safety
Maryland U.S. State Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Massachusetts U.S. State Massachusetts Department of Public Safety
Michigan U.S. State Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Missouri U.S. State Missouri Division of Fire Safety
New Brunswick Canadian Province New Brunswick Department of Justice and Public Safety
New Jersey U.S. State New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
New York U.S. State New York Department of Labor
Nova Scotia Canadian Province Nova Scotia Labour and Workforce Development
Ohio U.S. State Ohio Department of Agriculture
Oklahoma U.S. State Oklahoma Department of Labor
Pennsylvania U.S. State Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Rhode Island U.S. State Rhode Island Building Commission
South Carolina U.S. State South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Tennessee U.S. State Tennessee Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
Virginia U.S. State Virginia State Building Code Administrative Office
Washington U.S. State Washington Department of Labor and Industries
West Virginia U.S. State West Virginia Division of Labor, Safety Section
CARES Associate Member
Jurisdiction Agency Type Agency
Singapore Other Singapore Building and Construction Authority
UK Other UK Leisure Technical Consultants Limited
United States U.S. Federal United States Consumer Product Safety Commission