New York State
The NRPA National Playground Safety Inspector course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered. Advanced reading and 15 hours of training will prepare you to sit for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector exam given at the end of the course. This course is led by NRPA provided instructors and it is a national certification, not state specific.
The CPSI course is a very intensive 3-Day program mixing classroom instruction and a site visit, culminating with the exam. 2 forms of ID including a government issued picture ID is required without exception. The exam is proctored by an independent agency and all tests returned to NRPA for scoring. Results are usually available and relayed within one month directly to students.