2024 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Certification

2024 Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification


Thank you to our CPSI Sponsor: 

Sponsored by Louisiana Recreation and Park Association (LRPA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the Playground Safety Inspector Certification Course provides the most comprehensive and widely recognized training available on playground hazard identification and risk management.

Advanced reading and 15 hours of classroom instruction by nationally recognized playground safety experts will prepare you to sit for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Exam, offered on Thursday, October 24. The course includes classroom instruction, resource materials developed especially for the course, required off-site visit on hazard identification and safety audit (Thursday). CEU Credit: Participants may obtain 1.5 credits for participating in the course.

Those who successfully pass the CPSI exam will be certified for three (3) years. Renewal of certification may be achieved through a re-examination process.

Who Should Get Certified?

  • Administrators
  • Supervisory Personnel
  • Public Works Departments
  • Planning Departments
  • Building and Grounds Maintenance Staff
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Playground Equipment Installers
  • Playground Manufacturer Representatives
  • Operators and Caretakers of Playgrounds

Other Requirements are as follows:

  • Registration is limited so register early. We are limited to 80 (minimum of 25); Courses not reaching 25 registrants 30 days prior to the course start date are subject to cancellation. 
  • Absolutely no walk-ins allowed.
  • Books and resource materials will not be sent until full payment is received.
  • POs are not accepted as payment.
  • Advanced reading prior to attending the school is strongly recommended.
  • If you require special services, or accommodations including dietary restrictions, please contact the LRPA office at (225) 344-5001 or lrpa@lma.org


Tuesday, October 22 – 8 am to 5 pm
Wednesday, October 23 – 8 am to 5 pm (site visit)
Thursday, October 24 (Exam) – 8:30 – 11:30 am

Lodging Information:

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Our host hotel will be the NEW Home2 Suites by Hilton at 1608 SW Railroad Ave., Hammond, LA 70403, located 4.2 miles and just a 10_minute drive from the training facility. A room block has been secured at this new property with the special rate of $149 a night. For online reservations, you can CLICK HERE, or you can call 1-985-332-2300 and use the code La. Recreation & Park Association to receive the special pricing. Cutoff deadline to reserve a room is October 6th.

**Lunch and break snacks will be provided on the first two days. All other meals are on your own.

Pre-Registration by check 
Pre-register by completing and returning the registration form, and fees, to LRPA by Tuesday, September 24. A confirmation email will be sent, and study materials will be mailed upon receipt of registration and payment.

CLICK HERE for registration form.

**Space is limited so register early!

Please contact the LRPA office at LRPA@lma.org if you have any further questions.


Cancellations of registrations must be submitted in writing to the Louisiana Recreation and Park Association and received by Tuesday, September 24 in order to receive a refund of the registration fee less $150 for manuals, plus a $50 service chargeAllow six (6) weeks after the course event to receive refund checks.

**The option to take the CPSI exam via computer-based testing is available through the NRPA website. To obtain additional information please visit www.nrpa.org/cpsi Please be advised if you register to take the examination with the course, you will not receive a refund to take your exam via computer-based testing at a later date. Please decide now if you would like to take the exam on Day 3 of the course or via a computer-based exam at a later date.

10/22/2024 8:00 AM - 10/24/2024 11:30 AM
Ponchatoula Area Recreation 19030 Ponchatoula Park Dr Ponchatoula 70454



Tuesday, 24 September 2024

Cancellations must be submitted in writing and received by September 24 in order to receive a refund of the registration fee less $150 for manuals, plus a $50 service charge. No refunds will be granted if request is received after September 24. No transfers to future courses are allowed. Alternate attendees may be sent by calling LRPA.

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