Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

Certified Playground Safety Inspectors Course and Exam - April 2019

  • 10 Apr 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 12 Apr 2019
  • Wall Recreation Center-Wall, NJ
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The Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI) Course and Exam, hosted by the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association and sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association, is the most comprehensive and up-to-date training program on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods.

The course provides advanced reading and fifteen (15) hours of training that will prepare you to take the Certified Playground   Safety Inspector Exam at the culmination of the certification course. Certification, with passage of the exam, is valid for three years.

Participants will receive:

  • ASTM F1487 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications of Playgrounds for Public Use
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Handbook for Public Playground Safety 
  • 1.5 Continuing Education Units through NRPA

Course Schedule:

Wednesday, April 10, 2019      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Introduction to History
  • Injury Statistics
  • Hazard Identification
  • Safety Surfacing & Use Zones

Thursday, April 11, 2019      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Playground Safety Management
  • Playground Equipment Accessibility
  • Maintenance Procedures & Standards
  • On-Site Playground Inspection & Audit Exercise
  • Final Question & Answer Session
  • Exam Preparation

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • Exam Check In 8:30 am.
  • Exam Start As seating is completed 
  • TWO forms of ID are REQUIRED for exam  admission. 


Wall Recreation

2700 Allaire Road

Wall, NJ 07719

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: 

No refunds will be made once text resource materials have been shipped. If you do not cancel by March 20, 2019 or do not attend you are responsible for the full payment. You will receive the resource materials 30 days before the course. If you do not receive them, please contact the NJRPA office. In order to pass the exam, we recommend you read the texts prior to the course as the course is a review. 

Participants registering after March 20, 2019 must pay an additional $35.00 fee for the overnight shipping of resource  materials.  

If it is past the cancellation date registrants may transfer to a later CPSI Course and Exam hosted in New Jersey.  A $135.00 transfer fee shall apply.

New Jersey Recreation & Park Association |  1 Wheeler Way  Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: 609-356-0480 | Fax: 609-356-0475 | Email:

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