Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)

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Spring CPSI Postponed Until Further Notice. Registrants will be contacted via email when a new date is establised. If you have questions please email the WRPA office at [email protected].

Due to the current challenging circumstances, NRPA and the National Certification Board is extending all Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification expiration dates between 4/1/2020 and 7/1/2020 by 90 days.

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.

Did you know? According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, it is estimated that each year over 205,850 injuries occur on playgrounds and approximately fifteen children will die from playground-related injuries.

This course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered anywhere. Advanced reading and fifteen hours of training from nationally known playground safety experts will prepare participants to "sit” for 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.

NOTE: Meals will be provided for the days of the course, but not on the day of the test. We encourage you to also bring snacks and water canteens.

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North Kirkland Community
12421 103rd Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98034


Wednesday, May, 13 - Friday, May 15, 2020

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  Course & Test Course Only Test Only
 WRPA Member $585  $479  $199
Non-Member $649  $519   $249

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations submitted on or before April 13, 2020 will receive a refund, less $20 processing fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations after April 13, 2020. You may send a substitute attendee in your place. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. NOTE: If you cancel your attendance you must return the study materials you received or you will be charged for the materials.

Accommodations: If you require special accommodations or ESL accommodations, please fill out the accommodation PDF and return back to NRPA via email [email protected].

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

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Course Study Materials:

It is greatly important to study before arriving at class on the first day of instruction. WRPA will receive the materials a few months prior to the start of the course and will send your course materials to the address that you provided on your registration form. Materials cannot be sent out sooner, as the materials are sent to our office approximately 6-8 weeks before the course.

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