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Friday, February 24, 2017

2017 CPSI Class and Exam

Start Date: 2/22/2017 7:30 AM CST
End Date: 2/24/2017 12:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Fairview Community Center

871 Iron Bridge Road
Columbia, TN  United States  38401

Event Website: http://www.trpa.net/Files/CPSI%20Columbia.pdf

Organization Name: Tennessee Recreation & Parks Association

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


February 22-24, 2017
Columbia, Tennessee

  Paid By Jan 20, 2017 Paid After Jan 20, 2017 (if space is available)
National Playground Safety Institute Registration  (Class only, does not include the exam    No on-site registration will be accepted). $445 $515
Certification Exam (Photo ID required for exam admission) $110 $145
(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.

Course and exam will be held at: Fairview Community Center, 871 Iron Bridge Road, Columbia, TN 38401

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, 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 1.2 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.

Time                     Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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 23, 2017
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 24, 2017
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 20, 2017.  Substitutions for those unable to attend are encouraged.

CEU Credit: 1.2 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 Holiday Inn Express, 1561 Halifax Drive, Columbia, TN 3840.  Under the rate of $119 plus tax/per night while they last, but no later than February 7, 2017.  Call 931-380-2025 for reservations.   A second block of rooms is being held at Hampton Inn, 1551 Halifax Drive, Columbia, TN 38401.  Under the rate of $139 plus tax/night while they last.  Call 931-540-1222 for reservations.    If paying by government check/credit card, please be sure to bring your tax exempt certificate.   

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 2/15/2017 11:45 PM

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