Event Calendar

Monday, November 22, 2021

2021 CPSI Hybrid Class and Exam-3

Start Date: 11/22/2021 9:00 AM CST
End Date: 11/22/2021 1:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Virtual

Event Website: https://www.trpa.net//Files/Documents/CPSI2021-3.pdf

Organization Name: Tennessee Recreation & Parks Association

Candi Rawlins
Email: candi@trpa.net
Phone: (615) 790-0041

2021 TRPA/NRPA Blended Learning Event

November 22, 2021

  Paid By October 21, 2021 Paid October 21-November 8, 2021 (if space is available)
National Playground Safety Institute Registration  (Class only, does not include the exam    No on-site registration will be accepted). $440 $520
Certification Exam (Photo ID required for exam admission) $120 $150
No registrations will be accepted after November 8, 2021!
(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.

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.

Blended Learning Schedule
  • TRPA receives your registration and payment – Once we reach the minimum of 20 - TRPA will send information to NRPA and ship your books to you.
  • NRPA receives information from TRPA – NRPA will have you entered in their Online Learning System.
  • You will receive an email from NRPA with your credentials to log in to their Online Learning System.  From this date you will have access to the program.  You must complete this no less than 24 hours before the Virtual Learning Session
  • You study and participate in the Online Learning Center
  • You participate in the Live Virtual review and question and answer session with a CPSI instructor on June 22.
  • If you are signed up for the exam, you have 90 days to sign up for and sit for the exam at a PSI Professional Testing site.  Site Locations can be found at http://online.goamp.com/CandidateHome/displayTCList.aspx?pExamID=20879.
  • Upon passage of the exam, NRPA will send you your certificate.
 General Information

Class Size: Registration is on a first come-first served basis and the class and exam limit is 60.

Cancellation Policy: The registration fee less a $300 service charge will be refunded if cancellation is received by mail or fax before your books are shipped.  Once you have accessed the Online Learning Center or your books are shipped there are no refunds.

CEU Credit: 1.5 CEU credits are available for participation in the full course.  You must complete both the Online Learning Center Course & The Virtual Learning Course to receive CEUs.