Playground Safety & Design Resources
Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)*
Certification Course & Exam -
Next course hosted by RRS: July 16-18, 2013 at the McKimmon Center--North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC.
Click here to register online (credit card and check)
For Additional Information contact
This training is offered through RRS each summer in Raleigh, NC at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center on the NC State Campus.Click here for a list of area Hotels (from McKimmon Center Website)
Other Locations for CPSI Courses? For a listing of other training courses, visit the NRPA main CPSI course calendar.
*Though this event was formally called the National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI), the content remains the same.
To find a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) near you request an up to date list from NRPA. Contact information for the request is available on teh NRPA CPSI website.
Other Safety Resources
Inventory, Audit & Inspection: A Layered Approach to Playground Safety. (RRS publication)
US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recreational and Sports Safety Publications: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/rec_sfy.html
National Program for Playground Safety: http://www.uni.edu/playground/
ASTM Standards: Search for playground equipment, or F1487-05
National Center on Accessibility: for up to date information on ADA and Playgrounds:
International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association
The World Playground Parks and Recreation Products and Services Web Directory. http://www.world-playground.com
Research and Design Resources
Natural Learning Initiative: http://www.naturalearning.org/
Research and Design Assistance Program of the NCSU College of Design. NLI promotes the importance of the natural environment in the daily experience of all children.