Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Program

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 200,000 children are treated annually for playground equipment- related injuries. Of these, 74-percent, or 148,000 involve public playground equipment. Many of these accidents could have been prevented. National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) major initiative in raising playground safety awareness is the administration of the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) training and certification program. The CPSI course is designed to properly train individuals to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards.

In-Person Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course and Exam
September 29 - October 1, 2021
New Brighton Community Center
New Brighton, MN 

*This class is full.  MRPA will hold another CPSI Course and Exam in March of 2022.


Health and Safety Precautions: 
1. Stay home if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are showing symptoms.
2. Stay home and monitor your health if you have had contact with a person who has symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days prior to the course date.
3. Wear a mask for the entire course. 
4. 
Per NRPA guidelines, participants must complete a Participant Health Liability Form and have temperature checked prior to entering the classroom each day. 

*All seats in the classroom will be six feet apart and surfaces will be cleaned regularly.



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Fridley, MN 55432

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