2024 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam

Event Date: 9/18/2024 - 9/20/2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dublin Community Recreation Center
5600 Post Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017


Event Overview

Are your playgrounds safe?
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 200,000 children are treated annually for playground accidents. Of these, 70%, or 140,000 occurred at public parks and schoolyards.

Sponsored by the National Recreation and Playground Association and Ohio Parks and Recreation Association, this CPSI course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered.  Advanced reading and 12 hours of training will prepare you for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Exam scheduled at the culmination of this certification course.

Who should attend?

  • Administrators
  • Supervisory Personnel
  • Public Works Department
  • Planning Department
  • Grounds Maintenance Staff
  • Engineers & Architects
  • Playground Equipment Reps
  • Operators of Playgrounds in Parks, Schools, Summer Camps, Day Camps, Churches, Day Care Center

How will this seminar benefit you and your organization?
Maintenance – Learn how to identify safety hazards on the playground, and the steps needed for correction.
Administration – Review of risk management techniques and liability problems, implementation of risk management programs. Learn how to conduct an audit of your playgrounds.
Resources – Become familiar with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission Guidelines and the ASTM Standard for Public Use of Playground Equipment Safety; identify the differences between them and their impact on playground safety.
Accessibility – Learn about safety in accessibility and the recommendations of the ASTM standard.
Surfacing – Become aware of the characteristics of the various surfaces used on playgrounds.

Computer Based Testing
Computer-based testing:  The option to take the CPSI exam via computer based testing is now available through the NRPA.  To obtain additional information please visit http://www.nrpa.org/ under CPSI.  Please be advised if you register to take the examination with the course, you will not receive a refund to take your initial exam via computer based testing at a later date.  Please decide now if you would like to take the exam on Day 3 of the course or via a Computer Based Exam at a later date.


Wednesday, September 18, 2024
 7:30am - 8:00am
 8:00am - 12:00pm
 CPSI Course
 12:00pm - 1:00pm
 Lunch (included)
 1:00pm - 5:00pm
 CPSI Course
 Thursday, September 19, 2024
 7:30am - 8:00am
 8:00am - 12:00pm
 CPSI Course
 12:00pm - 1:00pm
 Lunch (included)
 1:00pm - 5:00pm
 CPSI Course
 Friday, September 20, 2024
 8:00am - 9:00am
 Check In
 9:00am - 9:15am
 Exam Instructions
 9:15am - 11:15am
 2-Hour Certification Exam


Registration Form

Each registrant for the Course and Exam will receive:

  • Course Manual
  • Field Guide
  • USB
  • 1.5 CEUs (must sign in both days)
  • Lunch on both Course days

Course & Exam (includes lunches):  $580
Late fee after August 14, 2024:  $25

Registration deadline is August 14, 2024.

No refunds or credits for cancellations. 

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