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

Location: North Ridge Pavilion - 2250 Holiday Road, Coralville, IA 52241

Hotel Block: TBD

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

Class minimum is 25 with a maximum of 40

Payment must be received by November 5, 2021

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

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

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

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Registration


Payment must be received by Friday, November 5, 2021