Playground Safety Inspector Certification Virtual May 2024

Playground Safety Inspector Certification Virtual May 2024

ATTENTION: The May 22, 2024 virtual course has sold out.  This page is visible simply for reference for registered students. Please consider registering for our upcoming virtual CPSI course on July 23, 2024 HERE.  

Playing outdoors is a major component in the health and wellness of our children. It is our responsibility to ensure safe, enjoyable play areas for all. CPRS, in conjunction with NRPA, are offering the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course and certification to properly train and certify you to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards. Courses are designed for park and rec staff, school districts, child care facilities, health departments, landscape architects, playground manufacturers, installers, contractors, insurance firms, home owner's associations and more.

Candidates who successfully pass the exam will be considered a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) and will be added to the 
National Registry.  Obtaining CPSI certification will meet the State of California requirements regarding the inspection of playgrounds. Recertification is required every three years.

See below for details on the blended learning / virtual CPSI course being hosted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 8 am - 12 pm (Pacific Standard Time) in addition to exam-only options.

Registration & Pricing 

If you are new to our system, please create an account to move forward with registration.  If you are registering a group and/or someone other than yourself, please be sure to include full mailing addresses and emails for each individual registered or they will not receive the necessary information to participate (click the "Edit registrant information" link to view/edit as needed).  Please note each registrant must have a unique email address; do not use shared or general email addresses (e.g.,

Course material books will be shipped to the address provided & cannot be replaced unless they are returned to the CPRS office as undeliverable.  You may update/verify your mailing address by clicking on the "Edit registrant information" link below.
Course registration includes physical course materials, access to the online learning modules, participation in the virtual course, and 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  While taking a course is highly encouraged, it is not mandatory prior to taking the exam.  You may register for the Course only, Course & Exam, or Exam only.  If you have recently taken the exam and did not pass and wish to retake it, please select 'Exam Only' among the registration options below.  


   CPRS Member Pricing

  Non-Member Pricing 

 Course & Exam Registration

   $  575.00

   $  650.00

 Course Only Registration

   $  455.00

   $  500.00  

 Exam Only Registration

   $  150.00

   $  200.00

The deadline to register for the May 22, 2024 course is Tuesday, April 30th.

Logistics of the Course & Exam 

The "blended learning" environment will include 12 hours of pre-recorded online learning modules, a 4-hour virtual training course with a live instructor, and an exam proctored at a professional testing location. 

Part 1: Pre-Recorded Online Learning Modules
About 3 - 4 weeks prior to your virtual course date, you will receive physical course materials via USPS in addition to an email from NRPA granting access to the 12 hours of pre-recorded online learning modules, presented by CPSI expert trainers.  This study-at-your-own-pace "prep course" will give you the basics to be prepared for the live virtual course.  

Part 2: Live Instruction via Zoom 
The 4-hour live instruction course will be conducted via Zoom on the date of associated with this event, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (PST).  No more than 45 students participate in each session to allow for maximum engagement among the students and instructor.  2 - 3 weeks prior to the virtual course date, you will receive an email from NRPA providing the information necessary to access the zoom session.  

Part 3: CPSI Exam
NRPA will email you instructions to schedule your computer-based exam with a local PSI Test Center about 2 - 3 weeks before your virtual course date; you may schedule your exam immediately, prior to completing the live instruction.  Results of computer-based exams taken at PSI Test Centers will be available immediately following completion of the exam; there will be a 3 - 4 week delay between completion of the exam and notice of re/certification from NRPA.   For more information about PSI Testing Centers, rescheduling exams, requesting accommodations, and other exam inquires, you can visit the NRPA website to access the CPSI Candidate Handbook.
Please also note, Candidates sitting for the CPSI certification examination must be 18 years or older and have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. 

Cancellations & Transfers

No cancellation refunds are offered for virtual courses.  Transfers to an alternative virtual course date must be requested prior to the date of the virtual course you originally registered for. The ability to transfer to an alternative virtual course date is contingent on space/availability of an alternative date.
All transfer requests received more than 30 days in advance of your original virtual course date will incur a $100 transfer fee.  Transfer requests made less than 30 days in advance of your original course date will incur a $200 transfer fee.

In the event of a transfer, the original registrant may choose to handover their course material books to the transferred registrant at their own expense.  A new set of course material books will not automatically be sent to the transferred student.  An additional set of course material books may be purchased for $125 plus $20 for shipping.  

Please contact the CPRS office at (916) 665-2777 to discuss or initiate a transfer and/or request to purchase an additional set of course material books. 

Requesting Accommodations

In the registration fields below, please communicate and special accommodations you seek.  If any, including English as a Second Language (ESL) accommodations, please visit to obtain the necessary paperwork.  Please note accommodations cannot be guaranteed without at least 30 days notice prior to the virtual course date.  

Questions & Completing Registration 

Once you click "Register Myself", you will see both required and optional questions below.  When you have answered all relevant and required questions, be sure to click the "Save Responses" button.  
If you have any questions or experience difficulty with the registration process, please contact the CPRS office at (916) 665-2777. 
5/22/2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Course UNITED STATES
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