2020 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Blended Learning Course and Exam

Are your playgrounds safe?
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 200,000 children are treated annually for playground accidents. Of these, 70%, or 140,000 occurred at public parks and schoolyards.

Sponsored by the National Recreation and Playground Association and Ohio Parks and Recreation Association, this CPSI course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered.  Advanced reading and 12 hours of training will prepare you for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Exam scheduled at the culmination of this certification course.

Who should attend?

  • Administrators
  • Supervisory Personnel
  • Public Works Department
  • Planning Department
  • Grounds Maintenance Staff
  • Engineers & Architects
  • Playground Equipment Reps
  • Operators of Playgrounds in Parks, Schools, Summer Camps, Day Camps, Churches, Day Care Center

How will this seminar benefit you and your organization?
Maintenance – Learn how to identify safety hazards on the playground, and the steps needed for correction.
Administration – Review of risk management techniques and liability problems, implementation of risk management programs. Learn how to conduct an audit of your playgrounds.
Resources – Become familiar with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission Guidelines and the ASTM Standard for Public Use of Playground Equipment Safety; identify the differences between them and their impact on playground safety.
Accessibility – Learn about safety in accessibility and the recommendations of the ASTM standard.
Surfacing – Become aware of the characteristics of the various surfaces used on playgrounds.


Virtual Classes on September 9, 10, 11, 14, 2020  |  8:00am – 12:00pm

Course and Exam:  $535
Course Only:  $405
Late Fee after 8/7/20:  $25
No new registrants or substitutions will be permitted after August 24, 2020.  No refunds or credits for cancellations.

Candidates sitting for the CPSI certification examination must be 18 years or older and have a high school degree or equivalent.

Course and Virtual Learning
Each participant will receive the course manual and instructions on how to access the interactive online learning course.  Registrants must complete the 12 hour online training at least 24 hours before the virtual training.  Each participant will be scheduled to take part in 4 hours of live virtual training on one of the following dates:  September 9, 10, 11, or 12 from 8:00am – 12:00pm EST.

Candidates will be uploaded into the professional testing vendor site the week of the virtual training with the instructor and will receive a confirmation email to schedule their exam by NRPA.  Candidates will schedule their own exam at the professional testing site within 90 days of receiving the confirmation from NRPA.

Each Course Participant Will Receive
The Course Manual, which includes the current ASTM Public Playground standards and CPSC Handbook
1.5 CEUs

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