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Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification
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Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification

10/11/2014 to 10/13/2014

When: October 11-13
Where: Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St
Charlotte, North Carolina  28202
United States

Phone: 919-832-5868

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Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification

Date:  October 11-13

Location:  Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Lodging:  Visit NRPA for a listing of hotels 

CEUs:  1.5 approved


In conjunction with the NRPA Congress in Charlotte, NCRPA will be hosting a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification course on Saturday, October 11 – Monday, October 13.  The purpose of the CPSI certification is for those certified to be able to: identify hazards on playground equipment and the playground; rank the hazards according to injury potential; and apply the knowledge to remove the hazards and establish a system of inspections and maintenance.  At the course, 2 nationally-known playground safety experts will present 15 hours of training which includes an on-site playground visit.

This course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification & risk management methods offered. Advanced reading and 10 hours of training will prepare you for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Exam scheduled at the culmination of this certification course.

Program Highlights Include:
Injury Statistics
History of Playground Equipment
Hazard Identification
Safe Surfacing Materials
Playground Equipment Accessibility
Off-Site Park Inspection
Safety Management
Audit Objectives & Procedures
Maintenance Procedures & Standards
Question & Answer Session
Exam Study Time

This course is relevant to individuals affiliated with:
parks and recreation departments
children and youth programs
churches, mosques and synagogues
construction trade unions
consultants and contractors
public and private schools
hotels, resorts, private clubs and amusement parks
municipal and county governments
trade schools
summer camps, day camps and day care centers

Who should attend?
Architects, contractors, inspectors, planners, builders, engineers, grounds and maintenance staff, playground equipment manufacturers, playground operators and caretakers, public works and risk managers and summer camps, day camps & daycare centers

Included in your Registration:
All Course Study Materials (not included if you're only taking the exam)
1.5 CEUs
Playground Inspection
Lunch on Sunday and Monday

Cost:  $560 for the course and exam.  Exam Only:  $110

Deadline to register is September 16.  Cancellation deadline is September 20.  Refund requests must be made in writing to 

Class Size:  Space is limited.  Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.  If a minimum of 40 is not reached you will be notified 30 days in advance for cancellation of the course.

Detailed Schedule:

Saturday, October 11
8:00-9:30 Course Introduction and Injury Statistics
9:30-9:45 BREAK
9:45-12:00 Hazard ID Parts 1 & 2
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-1:45 Applied Exercise 1 – Use of test probes and gauges
1:45-2:45 Hazard ID Part 3
2:45-3:00 BREAK
3:00-4:00 Hazard ID Part 4
4:00-4:45 Surfacing Part 1
4:45-5:00 Exam Prep/Q & A Period/Homework Assignment

Sunday, October 12
8:00-8:45 Surfacing Part 2
8:45-9:15 Safety Management – Comprehensive Program/Audits
9:15-9:30 BREAK
9:30-10:00 Safety Management – Inspections & Maintenance
10:00-11:45 Applied Exercise 2 – Hazard ID Prioritization
11:45-12:00 Question and Answer Period
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-3:15 Applied Exercise 3 – Site Investigation
3:15-3:30 BREAK
3:30-4:30 Site Investigation Wrap Up4:30-5:00 Question & Answer Period (Program Ends)

Monday, October 13 - Exam Schedule
8:00-8:45am Check in
8:45-9:00m Exam Instruction
9:00-11:00am 2-Hour Certification Examination

 If you have question or need additional information, please contact the NCRPA Office at 919.832.5868



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