July 21-23, 2020 — NC State University McKimmon Center

Course Fee: $600 – Includes course materials, instruction, exam, lunch and refreshment breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Registration begins January 6th.

Directions and Accommodations

About the Course

The Certified Playground Safety Inspector course prepares professionals to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards and to inspect playgrounds for safety issues using current ASTM International standards and CPSC guidelines.

Course participants learn how to:

  • Identify hazards on public playgrounds and playground equipment
  • Rank hazards according to injury potential
  • Apply that info and establish a playground safety program

After taking the CPSI course, participants have the knowledge needed to

  • Establish a sound risk reduction program;
  • Establish a system of repair, retrofit, and removal of hazardous equipment; and
  • Create a routine inspection system.

Participants also gain the most up-to-date information to sit for the CPSI certification exam. Certification is valid for three years.

Other Safety Resources

National Program for Playground SafetyResearch, Training and Services

ASTM Standards. Search for playground equipment, or F1487-05. http://www.astm.org

National Center on AccessibilityInformation on ADA and Playgrounds

Manufacturer Information

International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association

The World Playground Parks and Recreation Products and Services Web Directory.

Research and Design Resources

Natural Learning Initiative – Research and Design Assistance Program of the NCSU College of Design. NLI promotes the importance of the natural environment in the daily experience of all children.




Please review the RRS Cancellation Policy.

Registration Video Tutorial

View our YouTube registration video tutorial if you need assistance with registering on REPORTER.