Playground Safety & Design Resources

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)*
Certification Course & Exam – Next course hosted by RRS: July 8-10, 2014 at the McKimmon Center–North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC.

The 2014 Certified Playground Safety Inspector course is now full.

Please contact Jenn Beedle ; 919-513-3937 to have your name placed on the waiting list.

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors!



Informational handout, includes full course schedule

RRS Tax ID/ W-9 Form: for your business office to issue check

This training is offered through RRS each summer in Raleigh, NC at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center on the campus of NC State.

Directions to McKimmon Center – Google Maps

Area Hotels

Other Locations for CPSI Courses? For a listing of other training courses, visit the NRPA main CPSI course calendar.

*Though this event was formally called the National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI), the content remains the same.

Other Safety Resources

Inventory, Audit & Inspection: A Layered Approach to Playground Safety. (RRS publication)

US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recreational and Sports Safety Publications:

National Program for Playground Safety

ASTM Standards: Search for playground equipment, or F1487-05

National Center on Accessibility: for up to date information 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.