Certified Playground Safety Inspector

Event Flyer - coming Summer 2024

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

  • On-site playground inspection (Wednesday afternoon, weather dependent)
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Specific Safety Concerns
  • Standards and Guidelines
  • Risk Management
  • Accessibility
  • Surfacing
  • Design Safety

Thank you to Mark Boland of Boland Recreation who is our title sponsor!

Dates for 2024: Tuesday, November 19 - 8AM - 5PM / Wednesday, November 20 - 8AM - 5PM / Thursday, November 21 - 9:00-11AM (closed book exam day)

Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Ankeny Iowa - 2405 SE Creekview Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021

Hotel Block:  information coming summer 2024

Earn 1.5 CEU's towards CPRP/E

For additional information, contact Kelly Johnson Rose,, 641-325-2164 or kelly@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

Registration Deadline October 18, 2024

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Registration

Registration is currently closed.