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Back in Maryland. . . January 4 – 6, 2017


Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course


     Landover, MD                                                                 Approved for 1.5 CEUs


Who Should Attend. . . .

 * Administrators

 * Supervisory personnel

 * Public Works Departments

 * Planning Departments

 * Building & Grounds

   Maintenance Staff

 * Engineers

 * Landscape Architects

 * Architects

 * Playground Equipment


 * Operators & Caretakers of

   Playgrounds in:



      Summer Camps

      Day Camps


      Day Care Centers

      Homeowner Associations

      Apartment Communities

 * Agencies such as:



      Boys & Girls Clubs

      Police Athletic Leagues

According  to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, 200,000 children were treated for playground accidents in 1994.  Of those, 70% (or 140,000) occurred at public parks and schoolyards.


How does your equipment measure up? How many preventable injuries occurred on your playgrounds?


Sponsored by Maryland Recreation & Parks Association, Inc. and the National Recreation and Park Association, this course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered. Advanced reading and 12 hours of training will prepare you to sit for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector exam scheduled at the culmination of the certification course.

  • The Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course promotes children's rights to play and promotes nationally the importance play has in a child's development.
  • NRPA provides the most current comprehensive training program on playground safety including the development and distribution of playground training and safety products.
  • CPSIs provide input to help develop responsible public policy for the guaranteed safety of our children while at the same time advocating sound fiscal responsibility to provide resources for the ongoing maintenance and support of the policy.

Resource materials developed especially for this course are included in the registration fee and will be mailed to all participants who preregister by December 2. It is not recommended that you take the exam if you have not had the materials at least two weeks prior to the course:




January 4-6,2017

Snow Dates: January 11-13, 2017

Prince George's Sports & Learning

Complex, Landover, MD


Off I-95 in Prince George's Co.


Topics include:

* Identifying Hazards on Playgrounds

* Developing Risk Management tools

* Importance of a Comprehensive Playground Safety Program from a Legal Perspective

* CPSC Guidelines Review

* ASTM Standard Analysis

* Test Methods for Entrapment, Protrusions and Entaglement




There is a limit of 80 registrants.  Register early -- this course fills quickly!

Course/Exam location; M-NCPPC - Prince George's Co. Sports & Learning Complex

8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD

 Preliminary Schedule (subject to change)

Day 1 - January 4


7:30 - 8:00   Registration

8:00 - 9:00   Course Introduction & Injury Statistics

9:00-12:00   Hazard ID Parts 1 & 2

12:00-1:00   Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 2:00   Applied Exercise 1 - Use of text proves/gauges

2:00 - 4:30   Hazard ID Parts 3 & 4

4:30 - 5:00   Exam Prep/Q&A/Homework Assignment


Breaks will be provided throughout day 1 and 2.

Day 2 - January 5


8:00 - 9:30   Surfacing Parts ! & 2

9:30-11:00   Safety Management

11:00-12:00  Applied Exercise 2/Hazard ID Prioritization

12:00- 1:00   Lunch

1:00 - 3:00   Applied Exercise 2/Site Investigation

3:00 - 4:30   Site Investigation Wrap Up

4:30 - 5:00   Q&A/Program Ends


Day 3 - January 6

8:00 - 9:00   Check in

9:00-11:30   Exam instructions/2-Hour Exam

 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course/Exam Fees


CPSI Course Only - $450 (does NOT include exam)

CPSI Course & Certification Exam - $600


Photo ID required for exam admission


Individuals sitting for the CPSI exam must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school degree

or equivalent.


Should you require any special accommodations (i.e., interpreter, large print, dietary, etc.) please

contact the MRPA office by December  2, 2016.


Sorry, but we are unable to offer refunds or credits for this program.


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