NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities. Click here to find out more.
The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification program provides the most comprehensive training on playground safety standards and the credentials to inspect playgrounds for safety compliance.
9–11, Las Cruces, New Mexico
22–24, Griffin, Georgia
29–Oct. 1, Sacramento, California
30–Oct. 2, Dublin, Ohio
1–3, Flagstaff, Arizona
6–8, Little Rock, Arkansas
12–14, Charlotte, North Carolina
21–23, Chicago area, Illinois
22–24, Harrisonburg, Virginia
27–29, The Woodlands, Texas
28–30, Hamburg, New York
29–31, Lexington, South Carolina
4–6, North Kansas City, Missouri
4–6, Winter Park, Florida
The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification is a state-of-the-art certification for pool operators and aquatic facility managers.
8–9, Lititz, Pennsylvania
15–16, Steamboat, Colorado
9–10, Oviedo, Florida
16-17, Hays, Kansas
16–17, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Online Learning is a cost-effective and flexible way to educate staff, provide training and earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Visit NRPA’s Online Learning Center and choose from one of our many courses.
Athletic Field Maintenance Course
Member: $40 Nonmember: $50
Learn the proper techniques and best practices needed to keep your agency’s athletic fields safe, usable and attractive. This course is an excellent resource for maintenance staff, landscapers and facility managers. CEUs: 0.2
Certified Playground Safety Inspector Prep Course Bundle
Member: $280 Nonmember: $350
The CPSI Prep Course Bundle includes five online modules that will help prepare an individual to take the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Examination. The bundle includes four Playground Safety Courses: Playground Equipment Online Course Module, Playground Surfacing Online Course Module, Playground Hazard Identification Online Course Module and Playground Safety Management Online Course Module, as well as the CPSI Practice Test.
Schools and Conferences
NRPA Conferences and Schools are forums where the park and recreation community comes together to exchange ideas and information. Register now for these upcoming events.
NRPA Directors School: Aug. 23-29, 2014
NRPA Congress & Exposition: October 14–16, 2014
NRPA Supervisors Management School: November 2–6, 2014