Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course - June 2021

  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Blended Online & Virtual
  • 20



The National Recreation and Park Association offers the industry-leading certification program in playground safety, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification program. The CPSI certification program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods.

STEP 1: CPSI Online Prep Course

  • 12+ hours | self-paced | NRPA Online Learning Center
  • 1.2 CEUs earned with completion
  • Access for 180 days

STEP 2: Live Virtual Instruction

  • March 24, 2021 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Via Zoom
  • 1.2 CEUs earned with completion of Prep Course and Virtual Instruction


  • Schedule exam (both have strict requirements to follow)
    • Testing Facility: on-site | computer based
    • Remote: home or office | computer based - camera/mic required 
  • Access to schedule expires within 90 days
Participants will receive seperate emails from NRPA for each step indicated above; therefore, 

  • To safeguard privacy and ensure all information is communicated directly to the registered candidate, each email address provided must be specific to each registered candidate. Please do not use an info, general or admin email address.  
  • Details about accessing the virtual study and testing links via the virtual platform will be sent to the e-mail address used to register for the event.
  • Only one registration per email address is permitted.
  • Beginning August 2020 all event registrations must be paid in full with a credit card at the time of registration. Any registration without a valid method of payment at time of registration is considered incomplete and will be automatically removed from the event. 

  • 12 hours | interactive online learning with CPSI Prep Course 
  • 24/7 access to your Prep Course for 180 days after account set up
  • 4 hours | live virtual instruction with Q&A 


  • Course materials are mailed 6 weeks prior to course
  • CPSI Course Handbook will be linked in email update when materials are mailed 
  • Exam Content Outline will be included in course material mailings to guide study


Candidates now have two options for taking the exam

  1. Computer-Based exam at a PSI testing facility
  2. Computer-Based exam from your home/office, proctored remotely by PSI staff 
  • In either setting, exam results are presented on screen upon completion of the exam
  • Detailed information regarding testing will be provided via email

Important Information: 

    Important Information: 

    • Registration deadline is 30th day prior to course start date
    • Refund Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to course start date
    • Registration Transfer Requests: deadline is 45th day prior to the course start date. Requests must be submitted in writing to admin@azpra.org
    • Cancelation Requests: deadine is 90th day prior to course start date; submit in writing to admin@azpra.org
    • Refunds will not be processed after the deadline indicated above
    • Registration changes/transfers cannot be made after the date indicated above
    • No shows and last minute cancellations are responsible for full payment of registraion, as APRA is required to provide a guaranteed number of participants in advance.
    • The Force Majeure Clause shall apply to all APRA event registrations.  No-show attendees who fail to attend scheduled course forfeit all paid registration.
    • Review: APRA's Cancellation and Refund Policy
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