New York State
Recreation & Park Society


The NRPA National Playground Safety Inspector course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered.

What is CPSI?

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course promotes children’s rights to play and promotes nationally the importance play has to a child’s development. This course most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered anywhere requires advanced reading and fifteen hours of training. Nationally known playground safety experts will prepare participants to take the the Certified Playground Safety Inspector examination offered at the culmination of the certification course.

Topics include:

  • Identifying hazards on playgrounds
  • Developing risk management tools
  • Legal aspects of having a comprehensive safety program
  • Test methods for entrapment, protrusions, and entanglements

This course is a must for staff from park and recreation agencies, schools districts, child care facilities, health departments, landscape architecture firms, playground manufacturers, installers or contractors, insurance firms and others responsible for play equipment areas or playgrounds.

Help our children by designing, installing, and maintaining safe playgrounds.


New York State Recreation & Park Society  501 C3 Not-for-Profit Organization

19 Roosevelt Drive, Suite 200 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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