Parks & Playgrounds

2021 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam - This class is FULL!

Class - Wednesday and Thursday December 1 and 2, 2021
Exam - Friday, December 3, 2021
Comfort Suites
132 Village Drive
State College, PA  16803

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Registration includes resource materials, Course materials will be forwarded when class enrollment reaches twenty (20). 
Advance reading is highly recommended for those individuals taking the exam. 

Sponsored by the NRPA and hosted by the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, this course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered. Along with a Field Guide and the official course manual, participants receive two days of classroom instruction that includes a visit to local for a facilitated inspection.  The CPSI Course trains individuals to identify hazards on public playgrounds and playground equipment, how to rank hazards according to injury potential, and how to apply that knowledge to establish a comprehensive playground safety program.  The course covers the material necessary to pass the Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification exam. Upon completion of the CPSI course, an individual should be capable of establishing a sound risk reduction program, develop a system for repair, retrofit, and removal of hazardous equipment, and build a routine inspection and maintenance program for their agency or playground owner-client.  Resource materials developed especially for this course are included in the registration fee and will be mailed to all participants when the course minimum has been met.

What is Included? 
CPSI Manual & Field Guide including:

  • ASTM F1487-11 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification of Playground for Public Use
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Handbook

  • Two days of instruction with a certified CPSI Instructor

  • Site visit to local playground for a hands-on inspection

  • 1.5 Continuing Education Units (NRPA)

  • Lunch and refreshment breaks on instruction days

  • On-site testing on the third day (optional) 


To register:

1: Sign in or create a new account. 
2: Select registration option
3: Add session selections to your itinerary under "Program"
4: Proceed to checkout to complete transaction.