Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course [IN PERSON] - January 2022

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • Friday, January 28, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • North Mountain Visitor Center 12950 N. 7th St. Phoenix AZ 85022
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  • Course materials included
  • Course materials included

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.

The January CPSI Course is FULL

Please email admin@azpra.org to be placed on the waitlist for a future course


Candidates must comply with the safety protocols mandated by NRPA to sit for the course and exam. Non-compliance will result in dismissal and all paid fees will be forfeit, without refund.

  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • Temperature checks will be conducted upon entry each day
  • The Participant Health Liability Waiver must be signed daily upon entry 
  • Candidates must remain 3' apart while seated, standing, or in motion


  • Course Materials (Course Manual & Field Guide) will ship to candidates 4-5 weeks prior to the start of the course
  • The Exam Outline will be mailed with the course materials and is a good guide for pre-reading and study. Pre-reading must be done to prepare for the course and exam
  • The course is pre-approved for 1.5 CEUs
  • Playground visit on Thursday (must provide own transport)
  • Snacks and lunches provided on Wednesday and Thursday - neither on Friday
  • Two (2) forms of ID are REQUIRED to take the exam
  • Leave all food/drinks, study materials and cell phones secured in your vehicle 

8:00AM - 9:00AM Check In (safety protocols - temp chk/mask required)
9:00AM - 9:15AM Exam Instruction
9:15AM - 11:15AM 2-Hour Certification Exam

The option to take the CPSI exam via computer-based testing is 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 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.

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Important Registration Information: 

Registration Deadline: 30th day prior to course start date. 

Refund Request Deadline: 45th day prior to course start date. Refunds will not be processed after the deadline All refunds are subject to a 25% administrative fee.

Changes & Transfer Request Deadline: 45th day prior to the course start date; submit in writing to admin@azpra.org No changes to the original registration will be made after the 45th day. 

Cancellation Request Deadline: 90th day prior to course start date; submit in writing to admin@azpra.org

No shows and last minute cancellations forfeit all paid registrations and/or are responsible for full payment of registration.  APRA is required to provide a guaranteed number of participants in advance and must adhere to national deadlines.

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