Certified Playground Safety Inspector Program


One of NRPA's major initiatives in raising playground safety awareness is the administration of the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) training  and certification program.  

In 1991, the first CPSI Program was held in Baltimore, Maryland.  Now, two decades later, NRPA has more than 8,000 Certified Playground Safety Inspectors worldwide, credentialed to inspect playgrounds for safety issues and ensure each playground they inspect is up to current national standards, developed by the ASTM and CPSC.  

To find a CPSI in your area, click here.

Become a CPSI

The CPSI program is offered by the National Certification Board in coordination with NRPA and the National Playground Safety Institute.  For detailed information on how to become CPSI certified, click here.

CPSI Training

NRPA offers the CPSI course to properly train individuals to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards.  For details on the training course, click here.