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.
Our citizens depend on aquatic facilities to improve quality of life, promote community and encourage wellness. National certification is a mark of distinction and signifies to the public that you are a serious professional in the field of aquatics and committed to providing the community with the highest level of service and professional excellence.
NAYS believe that every organization should have at least one certified and trained professional who understands the core/foundations of positive youth sports so that regardless of locale, youth sports are guided by a similar, positive philosophy. More than 5,600 professionals from around the world have earned this industry recognized certification and Youth Sports Directors on every American military base worldwide are mandated to earn this certification plus we are seeing more job announcements with the CYSA as a preferred qualification.