certified playground safety
inspector Training


August 21-23, 2023

8:00AM - 5:00PM


Riverlodge Pavilion at Shoaff Park

6401 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, IN


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.

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

8:00AM | Exam Participant Check-In

9:00 - 9:15AM | Exam Instructions

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

Hotel Accommodations:

We have secured a room block at the Comfort Suites North in Fort Wayne to accommodate anyone needing rooms for the course. Please use the link below to book in the room block to receive the $90 per night room discount. The room block closes July 31, 2023.

Book your stay here!

Comfort Suites North
3302 E. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne, IN, 46825