The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is looking for park and recreation agencies to host a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification course. The CPSI certification program is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered nationwide.

In the three-day playground safety training, attendees will gain practical, hands-on training on how to apply the ASTM standards and the CPSC guidelines to playground environments. The CPSI course is hosted in a classroom and includes an afternoon site visit to a local playground. Attendees will take the exam on the third day and will be provided with their results upon completion.

Why Host a Course?

  • It is the most cost-effective way to train your staff to identify and document safety hazards, establish a risk management plan and much more.
  • Opening registration to the public will turn your CPSI course into a revenue generator.
  • Hosting is as easy as securing a location and inviting participants.

How to Host

Once a location is found and the course dates are confirmed, submit a course request form. The course host is responsible for answering all questions regarding registration details, cost, location and accommodations.

Submit CPSI Course Request Form



If you have any questions or need assistance marketing your CPSI course, please contact NRPA’s Playground Safety Specialist, Terrence Johnson at or 703.858.4749.


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