Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course (CPSI)

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 Registration deadline is Oct. 15.               No refunds after Oct. 15th.

Preliminary Schedule & Fees

This will be an in-person training at the South Portland Community Center in South Portland, Maine, as long as we are able to adhere to all state and CDC guidelines.

FEES:                                                  Early bird on or before 9/15/21           After 9/15/21

2020/21 MRPA member                                     $475                                                $510

Non MRPA member                                             $550                                                 $600


Day 1 Wednesday, Nov. 17

7:30 to 8 am            Registration & Coffee

8 to Noon                CPSI Program begins

Noon to 1 pm         Lunch (provided)

1 to 5 pm                 CPSI Program continued

Day 2 Thursday, Nov. 18

8 to Noon                 CPSI Program continues

Noon to 1 pm          Lunch (provided)

1 to 4:30 pm            Site Visit

4:30 to 5 pm            Q&A, program ends

Day 3 Friday, Nov. 19

8 to 9 am                  Exam Check-in

9 to 9:15 am             Exam Instruction

9:15 to 11:15 am    Exam

Are Your Playgrounds Safe?

We know that more than 200,000 children are treated annually for accidents on public playgrounds across the country. How does your equipment measure up? How many injuries occurred on your playgrounds?

Sponsored by the Maine Recreation & Parks Association, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered anywhere.

Advanced reading and twelve hours of training will prepare you to sit for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector exam scheduled at the culmination of the certification course.

Resource materials developed especially for this course are included in the course registration fee and will be mailed to participants.

Who should attend?

  • Administrators Supervisory Personnel Public Works Departments Planning Departments
    Building & Grounds Maintenance Staff Engineers
  • Architects
  • Playground Equipment Representatives, Operators, & Caretakers of Playgrounds in:
  • Parks Schools
  • Summer Camps Day Camps
  • Homeowners Associations Hotels/Resorts
  • Child Care Centers
  • Agencies such as: YMCA’s and YWCA’s

How will this seminar benefit you and your organization?

Maintenance Learn how to identify safety hazards on the playground, and the steps needed for correction.

Administration – Review of risk management techniques and
liability problems, implementation of risk management programs. Learn how to conduct an audit of your playgrounds.

Resources Become familiar with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission Guidelines and the ASTM Standard for Public Use of
Playground Equipment Safety; identify the differences between them and their impact on playground safety.

Accessibility Learn about safety in accessibility and the
recommendations of the ASTM standard.

Surfacing Become aware of the characteristics of the various
surfaces used on playgrounds.