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The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification program is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered nationwide. By becoming a CPSI, you will learn how to identify hazards on public playgrounds and playground equipment, rank those hazards according to injury potential and apply that knowledge, as well as how to establish a playground safety program.

Spring Date:
March 5-7, 2024

Merriam Community Center
6040 Slater St. 
Merriam, KS 66202

Register for Spring CPSI Course

Why Become a CPSI?

  • Learn from expert instructors and network with other professionals from the field.
  • Protect children from injury due to playground hazards.
  • Reduce your agency’s liability and take your career to the next level.

Who Should Attend the CPSI Course?

There are an estimated 200,000 playground related injuries reported yearly. The Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course is a must for staff from park and recreation agencies, school districts, child care facilities, health departments, landscape architects, playground manufacturers, installers or contractors, insurance firms, consumers and others responsible for play equipment areas or playgrounds.

The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course promotes children’s right to play and promotes the importance of play in children’s development. CPSI provides the most current comprehensive training program on playground safety including the development and distribution of playground training and safety products. CPSI provides 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.

Course Features

Sponsored by the Kansas Recreation and Park Association in cooperation with 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 15 hours of training prepare participants to sit for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector examination. 

CPSI Course CEUs: 1.5

Topics include:

  • ASTM standard analysis
  • CPSC guidelines review
  • Developing risk management tools
  • Identifying hazards on playground
  • Importance of a comprehensive playground safety program from a legal perspective
  • Testing for entrapment, protrusions and entanglement

Thank you to our CPSI Course Sponsor:



For registration information, please contact the KRPA office at (785) 235-6533.

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