Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

Mercer County Park System

CPSI Workshop April 2023

  • 04/26/2023
  • 04/28/2023
  • 900 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo, NJ 07737



Sponsored by General Recreation and Ben Shaffer Recreation

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: April 7, 2023

Course Schedule:

Wednesday, April 26, 2023   8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Introduction to History

  • Injury Statistics

  • Hazard Identification

  • Safety Surfacing & Use Zones

Thursday, April 27, 2023     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 28, 2023

  • Exam Check In 8:00 am
  • Exam Start As seating is completed 
  • TWO forms of ID are REQUIRED for exam  admission. 


900 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo, NJ 07737


Courtyard Marriott Lincroft, Red Bank, located at 245 Half Mile Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701-6747.

Check in: 04/25/2023

Check out: 04/28/2023

$179.00 rate

Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.625%) in effect at the time of check-out.

Book your group rate for NJRPA Room Block Online Here 


Please call Marriott Reservations at 1(800) 321-2211 or (732) 530-5552 on or before Tuesday, March 28, 2023, (the “Cutoff Date”)  Identify yourself as part of the NJRPA Room Block group staying at the Courtyard Lincroft Red Bank, located at 245 Half Mile Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701-6747.

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: 

No refunds will be made once text resource materials have been shipped. If you do not cancel by April 7, 2023 or do not attend you are responsible for the full payment. 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 April 7, 2023 must pay an additional fee for the overnight shipping of resource materials of $35.  

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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