Colorado Parks and Recreation Association

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course (CPSI)

Monday, March 19, 2012 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Are Your Playgrounds Safe?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 200,000 children are treated annually for playground accidents. Of these, 70% occurred at public parks & schoolyards. Join us for this essential course sponsored by NRPA National Playground Safety Institute & CPRA.

This course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification & risk managment methods offered.  Advanced reading and 10 hours of training will prepare you for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Exam scheduled at the culmination of this certification course.

Program Highlights Include:

  • Injury Statistics
  • History of Playground Equipment
  • Hazard Identification
  • Safe Surfacing Materials
  • Playground Equipment Accessibility
  • Off-Site Park Inspection
  • Safety Management
  • Audit Objectives & Procedures
  • Maintenance Procedures & Standards
  • Question & Answer Session
  • Exam Study Time

Who should attend?

Administrators, Supervisory Personnel, Public Works, Planning Dept, Grounds & Maintence, Engineers & Architects, Playground Equipment Reps, Operators of Playgrounds in parks, schools, summer camps, day camps & daycare centers.

Included in your Registration

  • All Course Study Materials
  • 1.2 CEUs
  • Playground Inspection
  • Lunch & Snacks on Monday & Tuesday


$440 for the course, $130 for the test.  You may choose to register for both, or just the course or just the test.

Pre-Course Study Materials

You will receive course study materials approximately 30 days before the course.  It is extremely important that you read the course materials prior to attending the class.  Failure to study the materials commonly leads to failure of the exam.


Those talking the course are eligible, but must register to take the optional exam on Wednesday.  Participants who successfully pass the exam will be considered a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) and will be added to the national registry.  Re-certification is required every 3 years.  You may elect to retake the course and exam or the exam only (if within your 3 year renewal period.)

The option to take the CPSI exam via computer based testing is now available through NRPA.  To obtain additional information please visit under CPSI.  Please be advised if you register to take the examination with the course, you will not receive a refund to take your initial exam via computer based testing at a later date.  Please decide now if you want to take the exam on Day 3 of the course or via a Computer Based Exam at a later date.

If you are not a member of CPRA, please select register as a guest after you click on "Register Today".  You will be asked to complete a profile, but it will not charge you for a membership.  Thanks.

CPRA Office

Mailing Address:

POB 1037
Wheat Ridge, CO  80034
Fax:  303.237.9750

Physical Address:

Richards Hart Estate
5349 W 27th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO  80214
*All deliveries must be made to the north door at 28th & Benton St


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