certified playground safety
inspector Training


December 12-14, 2022

7:00AM - 5:00PM


Bundy Lodge in Arbuckle Acres Park

7024 Lucas Drive, Brownsburg, IN 46112


According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, 200,000 children are treated annually for playground accidents. Of these, 70% or 140,000 occurred at public parks and schoolyards. How does your equipment measure up? How many preventable injuries occurred in your parks or facilities?

The National Recreation and Park Association and IPRA offer a certification program in playground safety, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification program. The CPSI certification program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods.


*Exam only registrations do not include course manuals.

Invest in certification and...

• protect children from injury due to playground hazards
• protect your business or agency from costly liabilities
• open the door to more opportunities for career advancement
• increase your job mobility and choices even in the face of a tough job market
• reach your short-term job goals and position yourself for success in your long-term career
• be associated with NRPA's strong and long-standing reputation in playground safety

Please direct all questions to courtnie@inpra.org.

Course Description:

The CPSI course trains individuals to identify hazards on public playgrounds and playground equipment, how to rank those 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.

Individuals taking the CPSI Course will gain practical, training on how to apply the ASTM standards and the CPSC guidelines to playground environments. Upon completion of the CPSI course an individual should be capable of establishing a sound risk reduction program, establish a system of repair, retrofit and removal of hazardous equipment and establish a routine inspection system.

Who Should Attend:

Individuals wishing to become a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, playground owner/operators, health inspectors, daycare staff, school and park maintenance personnel, risk reduction managers, manufacturers, playground installers, insurance agents, etc.

Course is approved for 1.5 CEU's

Course Schedule

Day 1 - Learning

7:00 - 8:00AM | Course Participant Check-In/Safety Protocol Compliance

8:00 -12:00PM | CPSI Course Review

12:00 - 1:00PM | LUNCH

1:00 - 5:00PM | CPSI Course Review

Day 2 - Learning

7:00 - 8:00AM | Course Participant Check-In/Safety Protocol Compliance

8:00 -12:00PM | CPSI Course Review

12:00 - 1:00PM | LUNCH

1:00 - 5:00PM | CPSI Course Review

Day 3 - Exam

8:00 - 9:00AM | Course Participant Check-In/Safety Protocol Compliance

9:00 - 9:15AM | Exam Instructions

9:15 - 11:15AM | 2-hour Certification Exam

Hotel Accommodations:

For anyone needing hotel accommodations we have secured a room block at Comfort Suites West Indianapolis – Brownsburg. This hotel is about 5 miles from the training location and comes with a rate of $90 per night. If you need to book a room, you can do so by calling the hotel at 317-852-2000 and tell them you need a room under the IPRA room block. The room block does close December 2, 2022.

Hotel Address: Comfort Suites West Indianapolis - Brownsburg - 500 W. Northfield Drive Brownsburg IN 46112 US