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Certified Playground Safety Institute  

October 21, 22, 23 (see details in step 2 below)

Course Location: Online
Exam Location: Computer Testing Facility


Due to COVID-19, NRPA is transitioning from in-person classes to online virtual classes, a 4 hour review led by a CPSI instructor and computer-based exams

The CPSI Blended Course is comprised of two steps: the completion of the CPSI Online Prep Course followed by a Live Virtual Course led by a CPSI Instructor.



  • Course participants will receive an email with information on how to access the CPSI Online Prep Course.
  • The CPSI Online Prep Course is self-paced, approximately 12 hours in length and is strongly recommended through not required to be completed prior to the live virtual class.  
  • Participants will receive CPSI books in the mail prior to course date.


  • The one-day virtual training course will be done via Zoom and will be 4 hours in length.
  • The virtual learning session will be led by a CPSI Instructor.
  • Participants will be assigned a virtual learning date (Oct 21, 22, or 23) on a first paid first served basis. Virtual learning course is limited to 20 participants per day)


  • Participants that are registered for the CPSI exam will now be taking the exam at a local computer testing center.  Check the link below to find testing locations near you:
  • Participants will receive an email with information on how to schedule the exam approximately one week prior to the Live Virtual Course. You will have 90 days from this date to take the exam.
  • UPDATE NRPA is now offering the CPSI examination via Live Remote Online Proctoring. Professionals can now take the examination from a secure, quiet location (i.e. home office or office) with a compatible computer, webcam, microphone and speakers. The exam will be proctored by an online proctor who will require a 360 view of their space and be observing through webcam the entire examination.


  • Course Only registrants will still only participate in the ONLINE PREP and LIVE VIRTUAL COURSES.  You will not sign up for the exam.
  • Exam Only registrants will still only be taking the exam (exam information can be found below).  You will not receive course materials or information accessing the online course.
  • Participants must complete both the CPSI Online Learning course and the CPSI Virtual Learning Session to receive CEUs. (1.5 CEUs)
  • Once a participant has started the online learning course and/or received their books, no refunds will be issued for course or exam.
  • Participants will have 180 days from registration date to access the online course materials.
  • If you require any special accommodations please visit the NRPA website at to obtain the necessary paperwork.



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