2021 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam - State College

2020 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam - State College
Class - Wednesday and Thursday December 1 and 2, 2021 Exam - Friday, December 3, 2021

Are your Playgrounds Safe? 
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, 200,000 children are treated annually for playground accidents. Of these, 70 percent, or 140,000, occurred at public parks and schoolyards. 

About the Course 
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. Advanced reading and ten hours of training will prepare you to sit for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Exam, scheduled at the culmination of the certification course.

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 and establish a 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, establish a system repair, retrofit, and removal of hazardous equipment, and establish a routine inspection system 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 who pre-register. 

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 
1.5 Continuing Education Units (NRPA) 
Playground Inspection 
Lunch and refreshment breaks on days 1 and 2 

Who Should Attend
Supervisory Personnel 
Public Works Departments 
Building and Grounds Maintenance Staff 
Engineers and Architects 
Playground Equipment Representatives 
Operators and Caretakers of Playgrounds in Parks, Schools, Summer Camps, Day Camps, Hotels/Resorts, and Day Care Centers 
Agencies such as YMCA/YWCA, Head Start, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Police Athletic Leagues 
Insurance Adjusters and Loss Control Specialists 
Landscape Architects 

Day 1 (instruction) - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Day 2 (instruction and playground visit) - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Day 3 (Exam) - 9:00 am - 11:15 am Exam

The CPSI class will be held at Comfort Suites -State College in their conference room.  Lodging arrangements for participants have been made with rates of $85.00/king and $89.00/Double.  Please use the group name Parks and Recreation-CPSI when reserving your room to get the special rate.

Comfort Suites - State College
132 Village Ave.
State College, PA 16803

(814) 235-1900

The Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course (CPSI) instructor team is comprised of the top playground safety professionals in the United States. CPSI instructors have diverse backgrounds in playground safety consultation, manufacturing, installation and education. CPSI instructors are consistently rated as excellent by students. 


PRPS Member Tuition $495 
Exam Member $100 
Non-member Tuition $595  
Exam Non-member $125 
Registration includes resource materials, breaks and lunch on days 1 and 2. Course materials will be forwarded upon receipt of payment.  Register Early!

Online Exam Option 
The option to take the CPSI exam via computer-based testing is available through NRPA. To obtain additional information, please visit www.nrpa.org under “CPSI.” 

Registration Deadline 
Please register at least 30 days prior to the course. NRPA does not recommend taking the exam without thoroughly reading the materials. In some cases, studying for the course in less than 3 weeks leads to exam failure. No walk-ins are allowed for the course or exam. 

Age and Education Requirement 
Candidates sitting for the CPSI Certification examination must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or equivalent. Your legal identification will be verified upon entry into the examination site. 

Class size 
The minimum course size is 20; the maximum is 50. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

The certification exam will be given on day 3. Certification is valid for 3 years and is renewable by exam. Those passing the exam will be added to a National Registry of Certified Playground Safety Inspectors. 

Special Accommodations 
In order to properly accommodate all persons with disabilities, it is recommended that all requests come in writing no less than 30 days prior to the course and exam. 

PRPS will refund your registration, less a $25 processing fee, if your cancellation is received in writing before course materials are shipped (note: PRPS ships course materials as soon as they are received and cannot guarantee shipping dates). After materials are shipped, cancellations are subject to a $250 fee. No refunds can be made for cancellations less than 10 business days prior to the beginning of the course. 

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

12/1/2021 8:00 AM - 12/3/2021 12:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Comfort Suites 132 Village Drive State College, PA 16803

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Friday, 03 December 2021

Exam Fee
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
12/3/2021 9:00 AM

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