Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course (CPSI)

November 16-18, 2022

Location:  South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, ME 04106

To receive the MRPA member fee you must have been a member of MRPA in 2021!

Register on or  before September 15, 2022 and save!
$475 MRPA member
$550 non-MRPA member

Register after September 15, 2022
$525 MRPA member
$600 non-MRPA member

Day 1 Wednesday Nov. 16

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 continues

Day 2 – Thursday, Nov. 17

8 to Noon                CPSI Program continues
Noon to 1 pm          Lunch (provided)
1 to 4:30 pm           Playground Site Visit
4:30 to 5 pm           Q&A, program ends

Day 3 Friday, Nov. 18

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 play-grounds?

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.

How will this seminar benefit you and your organization?

Maintenance Learn how to identify safety hazards on the play-ground, 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.

Hazard Identification Safe Surfacing Materials
Playground Equipment Accessibility Off-Site Park Visit Safety Management
Audit Objectives & Procedures Maintenance Procedures & Standards

Resources Become familiar with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission Guidelines and the ASTM Standard for Public Use of Play-ground 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.