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2020 Dates TBA


The National Recreation and Park Association is dedicated to promoting children's right to play in a safe and challenging play environment. It is NRPA's goal to train and certify at least one person from every community across the United States to be a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI). The CPSI program offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety as well as provides certification for playground safety inspectors. 1.3 CEUs available.

Course Schedule

Day 1
8:00-9:30                      Course Introduction and Injury Statistics

9:30-9:45                      BREAK

9:45-12:00pm                Hazard ID Parts 1 & 2
12:00-1:00                     LUNCH - Provided to all registered attendees 
1:00-1:45                       Applied Exercise 1 – Use of test probes and gauges
1:45-2:45                       Hazard ID Part 3
2:45-3:00                       BREAK
3:00-4:00                       Hazard ID Part 4
4:00-4:45                       Surfacing Part 1
4:45-5:00                       Exam Prep/Q & A Period/Homework Assignment


Day 2
8:00-8:45am                  Surfacing Part 2
8:45-9:15                      Safety Management – Comprehensive Program/Audits
9:15-9:30                      BREAK
9:30-10:00                    Safety Management – Inspections & Maintenance
10:00-11:45                   Applied Exercise 2 – Hazard ID Prioritization
11:45-12:00pm              Question and Answer Period
12:00-1:00                    LUNCH - Provided to all registered attendees 
1:00-3:15                      Applied Exercise 3 – Site Investigation
3:15-3:30                      BREAK
3:30-4:30                      Site Investigation Wrap Up
4:30-5:00                      Question & Answer Period (Program Ends)


Day 3 Exam  

8:00-9:00am                 Check in
9:00-9:15am                 Exam Instruction
9:15-11:15am               2-Hour Certification Examination


Additional Information

The option to take the CPSI exam via computer based testing is now available through the NRPA. To obtain additional information please visit under CPSI Please be advised if you register to take the examination with the course, you will not receive a refund to take your initial exam via computer based testing at a later date. Please decide now if you would like to take the exam on Day 3 of the course or via a Computer Based Exam at a later date. Any special consideration concerning ADA or meals must be made in writing 30 days prior to the event.


If you require special accommodations or ESL accommodations for your exam please visit the NRPA website at to obtain the necessary paperwork.

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