Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

Certified Playground Safety Inspectors Course and Exam - October 2019

  • 16 Oct 2019
  • 8:00 AM (UTC-03:00)
  • 18 Oct 2019
  • (UTC-03:00)
  • Clark Township Municipal Building, Clark, NJ
  • 20


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

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 4, 2019

Course Schedule:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Thursday, October 17, 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, October 18, 2019

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


Clark Township Municipal Building

430 Westfield Avenue

Clark, NJ 07066

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: 

No refunds will be made once text resource materials have been shipped. If you do not cancel by September 26, 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 September 26, 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.




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