Wednesday, February 21, 2018

2018 CPSI Class and Exam

Start Date: 2/21/2018 7:30 AM CST
End Date: 2/23/2018 12:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Shelbyville Community Center

Location:
220 Tulip Tree Rd
Shelbyville, TN  United States 

Event Website: http://trpa.membershipsoftware.org//Files/cpsi%20shelbyville18.pdf

Organization Name: Tennessee Recreation & Parks Association

Contact:
Candi Rawlins
Email: candi@trpa.net
Phone: 6157900041


2018 TRPA/NRPA

CERTIFIED PLAYGROUND SAFETY INSPECTOR COURSE AND EXAM
February 21-23, 2018
Shelbyville, Tennessee
  Paid By Jan. 23, 2018 Paid After Jan. 23, 2018 (if space is available)
National Playground Safety Institute Registration  (Class only, does not include the exam    No on-site registration will be accepted). $465 $540
Certification Exam (Photo ID required for exam admission) $115 $150
 
(It is not recommended that you take the exam if you have not had the materials at least 3 weeks prior to the course.) No cell phones, pdas, or other electronic equipment, hats or books will be permitted in the exam room.  Please make provisions in advance.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 23, 2018
Course and exam will be held at: Shelbyville Community Center, 220 Tulip Tree Rd., Shelbyville, TN 

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, 200,000 children are treated annually for playground accidents.  Of these, 70% or 140,000 occurred at public parks and schoolyards. How does your equipment measure up?  How many preventable injuries occurred in your parks or facilities?
 
Sponsored by the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association, National Recreation and Park Association, and the Tennessee Municipal League Risk Management Pool and the Tennessee School Plant Managers Association, this course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered. Advanced reading and ten hours of training will prepare you to sit for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Exam, scheduled at the culmination of this certification course.
 
Program Highlights

  • History of Playground Equipment
  • Hazard Identification
  • Safety Surfacing Materials
  • Playground Equipment Accessibility
  • Safety Management
  • Audit Objectives & Procedures
  • Maintenance Procedures & Standards
 
Preparation: It is extremely important that you read the course materials prior to attending the class.  Failure to study the materials before the course commonly leads to failure of the exam
 
Certification: Those taking the course are eligible to take the Playground Safety Inspectors Exam given immediately after the course.  Upon successfully passing the exam, you will be certified through the National Recreation and Park Association as a Certified Playground Safety inspector (CPSI) for a three year period.  Certificates will be awarded and your name will be added to a national roster of CPSI’s.

ADA Accommodations:  A candidate who has a disability may request a special accommodation; the request must be submitted in writing at the time of course or exam registration. In order to properly accommodate all persons with disabilities it is recommended that all requests be made 45 days prior to the scheduled date for the course and exam.

ESL Accommodations:  English as second language (ESL) candidates may request a time extension and/or the use of a strict translation dictionary. Candidates request forms/fees must be submitted to NRPA no less than 30 days prior to the exam. The request form is available online at www.nrpa.org/cpsi. The course host will work collaboratively with NRPA to ensure all approved reasonable accommodations are met. 

Continuing Education Units: Earn 1.5 CEUs’s while participating in this seminar.  Please be sure to sign the attendance roster for NRPA’s records at the beginning and end of each day.  NRPA will forward you a transcript of your attendance 6 to 8 weeks after the course is finished.

3-DAY COURSE SCHEDULE
 
Time                    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:30-8am             Registration
8-9:30am             Course Introduction & Injury Statistics
9:30-9:45am       Break
9:45-Noon           Hazard Identification 1 & 2
Noon – 1pm        Lunch (provided)
1-1:45pm             Applied Exercise 1 – Use of test probes & gauges
1:45-2:45pm       Hazard Identification 3
2:45-3pm             Break
3-4pm                   Hazard Identification 4
4-4:45pm             Surfacing Part 1
4:45-5pm             Exam Prep/Q & A/ Homework Assignment
 
Time                     Thursday, February 22, 2018
8-8:45am             Surfacing Part 2
8:45-9:15am       Safety Management – Comprehensive Program/Audits
9:15-9:30am       Break
9:30-10am           Safety Management – Inspections & Maintenance
10-11:45am         Applied Exercise 2 – Hazard Identification Prioritization
11:45-Noon         Question & Answer
Noon – 1pm        Lunch (provided)
1-3:15pm             Applied Exercise 3 – Site Investigation
3:15-3:30pm       Break
3:30-4:30pm       Site Investigation Wrap Up/Question & Answer  (Class Ends)
 
Time                    Friday February 23, 2018
8-9am                   Check In
9-9:15am             Exam Instructions
9:15-11:15am     2-Hour Certification Exam

 
General Information
Class Size: Registration is on a first come-first served basis and the class and exam limit is 80.

Cancellation Policy: The registration fee less a $300 service charge will be refunded if cancellation is received by mail or fax by 5pm on January 23, 2018.  Substitutions for those unable to attend are encouraged.

CEU Credit: 1.5 CEU credits are available for participation in the full course.

Hotel: A block of rooms (under the name TRPA) is being held for this event at The Microtel Inn & Suites in Shelbyville.  Rates are $69.00 plus tax per night single/double $79.00 plus tax per night suite if booked by February 5, 2018.  If paying by government check/credit card, please be sure to bring your tax exempt certificate.  To make reservations please call 931-684-8343 and ask for the TRPA room block.