Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam

What is CPSI?

The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course and exam is offered by the National Certification Board in coordination with the National Recreation and Park Association and the Michigan Recreation and Park Association.

Certified individuals are trained to properly inspect playgrounds for safety hazards and ensure compliance with national standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Who Should Attend?

The CPSI course is important for school districts, municipalities, playground manufacturers, childcare facilities, insurance companies, and other organizations that are responsible for playgrounds and playground equipment.

Registration for the April 2017 CPSI Course & Exam in Troy, MI is full; another course will be offered in September 2017.


September Testing & Exam Information

Dates:
Course: September 27-28, 2017
Exam: September 29, 2017
Location:


Salvation Army Kroc Center
2500 S. Division Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 48507
   Cost: Members:
Course & Exam $550; Course Only $425; Exam Only $125
Non-Members: 
Course & Exam $625; Course Only $475; Exam Only $150
Detailed Daily Schedule:
Day 1
7:30 - 8:00
8:00 - 9:30
9:30 - 9:45
9:45 - Noon
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 1:45
1:45 - 2:45
2:45 - 3:00
3:00 - 4:00
4:00 - 4:45
4:45 - 5:00

Sign in
Introduction and Injury Statistics
BREAK
Hazard ID Parts 1 & 2
LUNCH (provided onsite)
Applied Exercise 1 – Use of test probes and gauges
Hazard ID Part 3
BREAK
Hazard ID Part 4
Surfacing Part 1
Exam Prep/Q & A Period/Homework Assignment

Day 2
8:00 - 8:45
8:45 - 9:15
9:15 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:45
11:45 - Noon
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 3:15
3:15 - 3:30
3:30 - 4:30
4:30 - 5:00

Surfacing Part 2
Safety Management – Comprehensive Program/Audits
BREAK
Safety Management – Inspections & Maintenance
Applied Exercise 2 – Hazard ID Prioritization
Question and Answer Period
LUNCH (provided onsite)
Applied Exercise 3 – Site Investigation
BREAK
Site Investigation Wrap Up
Question & Answer Period

Day 3
8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:15
9:15 - 11:15

Check in (Photo ID required)
Exam instructions
2 hour exam


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Details to Note

Upon full payment, CPSI participants taking the course portion of the program will receive a binder with all of the course material. Three weeks of pre-course study for the certification exam is recommended. It is important to register early to ensure that study materials and textbooks are received in adequate time. Dress for the course and exam is casual, however the course will include an outdoor site visit, so please dress accordingly.