Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course

  • April 07, 2020
  • 7:30 AM
  • April 09, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center, Burlington, VT


  • Registration for VRPA Members NOT taking the Exam
  • Registration for VRPA Members taking the Course AND the Exam
  • Registration for VRPA Members NOT taking the Exam
  • Registration for VRPA Members taking the course and the Exam


Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course

April 7-9

Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center

Burlington, VT

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 Vermont 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. 

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Class Size: Space is limited so you are encouraged to register early. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. A minimum registration of 25 is required by NRPA.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations before 3/6/20 will be eligible for a partial refund (registration fee less $50 VRPA service charge and $100 NRPA material charge.) After March 6th, name substitutions only will be allowed and you are responsible for getting the study materials to your replacement. All refund/replacement requests must be submitted in writing and can be mailed or emailed.

CEU Credit: You may obtain 1.5 CEU credits for participation in this course. Please be sure to fill out a CEU form and get it signed before you leave at the end of Day 2.

Pre-Course Study Materials: You will receive written study materials approximately four weeks before the course. It is extremely important that you read the course materials prior to attending the class. Failure to study the materials before the course commonly leads to failure of the exam.

Lunches: The registration fee includes lunch on both days.

Exam: Those taking the course are eligible to take the Playground Safety Inspectors Exam on Thursday, April 9. The fee is $115; see registration form. Upon successfully passing the exam, you will be certified through the National Recreation & Park Association as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) for a three-year period. The option to take the CPSI exam via computer-based testing is now 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 initial 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.

Accommodations: Special room rates for the CPSI delegates have been secured at the Hampton Inn by Hilton in Colchester, VT. They are $109 single or double rooms, plus 10% tax. This rate is good until 3/13/20, after that as available. Call the Hampton Inn by Hilton at 802-655-6177 to reserve a room at these preferred rates under the Playground Safety Workshop reservation.

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