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.
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.
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.
CPSI In-Person Courses:
New City, NY - October 6th-8th, 2021 REGISTER NOW! DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 15th
Fairport, NY - October 20th-22nd, 2021 REGISTER NOW! DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 15th
Saratoga Springs, NY - November 17th-19th, 2021 REGISTER NOW! DEADLINE October 15th
*Each class has a required minimum attendance. You will be notified if the course is rescheduled or cancelled.
Regarding our COVID safety precautions, please note NYSRPS will be onsite to ensure surfaces are disinfected and you will have a clean, socially distanced learning space to gather.
1. Stay home if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are showing symptoms.
2. Stay home and monitor your health if you have had contact with a person who has symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days prior to the course date.
3. Masks are required throughout the course unless that individual has trouble breathing. (Masks should be provided to those who don’t have one).
4. All participants will be required to have a temperature check and complete a Participant Health Liability Form prior to entering the classroom.
A candidate who has a disability may request a special accommodation; the request must be submitted in writing at the time of course or exam registration. The request form is available online at www.nrpa.org/cpsi. In order to properly accommodate all persons with disabilities, it is recommended that all requests be made 45 days prior to the scheduled date for the course and exam.
English as second language (ESL) candidates may request a time extension and/or the use of a strict translation dictionary. Request forms/fees must be submitted to NRPA no less than 30 days prior to the exam. The request form is available online at www.nrpa.org/cpsi.
Under the NYSRPS Event Cancellation Policy
As posted on nysrps, no refunds within 30 days are given. Unfortunately, this will be enforced with CPSI. NRPA charges the Society for the number confirmed regardless who is in actual attendance so the instructor's travel and compensation is covered. In the event of a COVID illness, documentation may be required for a refund. We thank you for your understanding.
If you have specific questions about the CPSI Blended Course, please contact Julie Boland, NRPA Playground Safety Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any registration questions of CPSI Blended Course materials questions, please contact the NYSRPS Office at email@example.com.
Accommodations: If you require special accommodations or ESL accommodations, please fill out the accommodation PDF and return back to NRPA via email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.