Certified Playground Safety Inspector


About the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Program

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 200,000 children are treated annually for playground equipment-related injuries. Of these, 74-percent, or 148,000 involve public playground equipment. Many of these accidents could have been prevented. National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) major initiative in raising playground safety awareness is the administration of the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) training and certification program. The CPSI course is designed to properly train individuals to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards.

The CPSI course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods that is offered today. Advanced reading and 15 hours of training will prepare you to take the CPSI exam scheduled at the culmination of the certification course.

Who Should Attend

  • Parks and Recreation Agencies
  • Playground Equipment Representatives
  • Playground Operators

What You Will Learn

  • Identifying Hazards
  • Specific Safety Concerns
  • Standards and Guidelines
  • Risk Management
  • Accessibility
  • Surfacing
  • Design Safety

Dates: November 30 - 8AM - 5PM / December 1 - 8AM - 5PM / December 2 - 8AM - 11AM (closed book exam day)

Location: Brown Deer Golf Club - 1900 Country Club Dr, Coralville, IA 52241

Hotel Block:  Radisson Hotel and Conference Center - 1220 First Avenue, Coralville, IA 52241

Phone: 319-351-0819   -   Use room block name: CPSI

Course and exam$550 - IPRA member rate / $600 - Non-IPRA member rate

Course only$445 - IPRA member rate / $495 - Non-IPRA member rate

Exam only$115 - IPRA member rate / $140 - Non-IPRA member rate

Earn 1.5 CEU's towards CPRP/E

Registration is now CLOSED.  Late registrations may be accepted, based on space availability.  As of 11/04/2021, we have 55 out of 55 spots filled.

For additional information, contact Steven Jordison, CEO, 515-291-4917 or steve@iapra.org

Course materials will be sent via U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail three (3) weeks prior to first day of class

Cancellations are not permitted for this course. Fees cannot be applied to future a course. Substitutions will be permitted

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Certified Playground Safety Inspector Registration


Payment must be received by Friday, November 5, 2021

Registration is closed.