Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)

Playground Safety Inspector Course

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Playing outdoors is a major component in the health and wellness of our children.  And it is our responsibility to ensure safe, enjoyable play areas for all.  CPRS, in conjunction with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) are offering the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course and certification to properly train and certify you and your staff to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards.  Courses are designed for park and recreation staff, school districts, child care facilities, health departments, landscape architects, playground manufacturers, installers, contractors, insurance firms, home owner's associations and more.  

This 'blended learning' environment will include 12 hours of pre-recorded learning modules, a 4 hour virtual training course with a live instructor and a computer-based exam offered either at a professional testing site or online* from your home.  
*online exam options have certain restrictions.  

Please contact CPRS HQ with questions at 916.665.2777 

Register for a Course today!

Register for the in-person course on Feb. 27-29, 2024 here!

Whether you are sitting for your initial certification or re-certifying, follow these easy steps to get registered:

Register via our online registration system for this two-part course!
Part 1 - Online learning modules - study at your own pace

Once registered, you will receive study materials via USPS, as well as access to 12 hours of pre-recorded learning modules, presented by CPSI expert trainers.  This 'Prep Course' will give you the basics you need to prepare for the Virtual Course and Exam, with the ability to study at your own pace.  

Part 2 - LIVE Instruction via ZOOM
All candidates must attend ONE 4 hour virtual course in order to sit for the exam.  This course will be held via ZOOM by a live instructor to allow for maximum interaction among students and instructor.  We have multiple days to choose from; please choose the one date that works best for you during the registration process by using the dropdown arrow on your date and choosing the "add" button.  A date must be chosen during the registration process.

CPSI Exam time:
NRPA will send you instructions to schedule your exam after your registration has been processed.  Results will be shared with you immediately following completion of the exam.

Register Here!

Open to both CPRS members and non-members!


Candidates who successfully pass the exam will be considered a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) and will be added to the national registry.  Re-certification is required every 3 years. 

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