Certified Playground Safety Inspector

Event Flyer - Fall 2023 Course Registration is not open at this time

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: Tuesday, November 28 - 8AM - 5PM / Wednesday, November 29 - 8AM - 5PM / Thursday, November 30 - 9:00-11AM (closed book exam day)

Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Ankeny Iowa

Hotel Block:  Courtyard by Marriott, Ankeny.  Phone 515-422-555.  Room rate TBD

Course and exam- TBD

Course only- TBD

Exam only- TBD

Earn 1.5 CEU's towards CPRP/E


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


Certified Playground Safety Inspector Registration

Payment must be received by Thursday, November 10, 2022

Registration is currently closed.