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2019 MARCH Certified Playground Safety Inspector Class & Exam
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3/6/2019 to 3/8/2019
When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: The Monarch Hotel
12566 SE 93rd Ave
Clackamas, Oregon  97015
United States
Contact: Michael Klein

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This registration is to attend the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Class and/or Exam in MARCH 2019.

Class is March 6-7.  Certification exam is March 8.  Participants may register for the class and exam, the class only, or the exam only. 

The purpose of the CPSI course is to educate participants on national playground standards and guidelines for children aged 2-12 years old and to enable those who successfully complete the course to: 

  • identify hazards on public playground equipment and the playground;
  • rank the hazards according to injury potential;
  • apply the knowledge to remove the hazards and establish a system of inspections.

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone involved with the Playground industry
  • Child Daycare, Schools, Parks & Recreation, Manufacturing, Construction & Installation Companies
  • Maintenance Staff, Supervisors, Risk Managers, Planners, Architects, Playground Manufacturers, Child Care Providers, Playground Installers.


Wednesday, March 6th

7:30 - 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 - 9:00 AM Course Introduction and Injury Statistics
9:00 - 12:00 PM Hazard ID Parts 1 & 2
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH (Provided)
1:00 - 2:00 PM Applied Exercise 1 - Use of test probes and gauges
2:00 - 4:30 PM Hazard ID Parts 3 & 4
4:30 - 5:00 PM Exam Prep / Q & A / Homework Assignment


Thursday, March 7th

8:00 - 9:30 AM Surfacing Parts 1 & 2
9:30 - 11:00 AM Safety Management
11:00 - 12:00 PM Applied Exercise 2 - Hazard ID Prioritization
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH (Provided)
1:00 - 3:00 PM Applied Exercise 3 - Site Investigation
3:30 - 4:30 PM Site Investigation Wrap Up
4:30 - 5:00 PM Question & Answer Period (Program Ends)


Friday, March 8th

8:00 - 9:00 AM Check In
9:00 - 11:30 AM Exam Instructions / 2-Hour Certification Examination


**Breaks will be provided throughout the day


Kenneth S. Kutska, CPSI

Since retiring from the Wheaton Illinois Park District, Ken works an independent consultant and expert witness in many areas of safety specializing in play spaces for children. He also volunteers for various organizations involved in the play and playground industry. He currently is Executive Director of the International Playground Safety Institute, LLC. He is an instructor for the Eppley Institute Playground Maintenance Technician program and the NRPA Certified Playground Safety Inspector Program worldwide.  He has spent more than 40 years working at the ground floor of many playground safety and maintenance initiatives.

Additional Professional Connections:  Co- Founder of the NRPA CPSI Certification Program, US Play Coalition founding member, Past President National Park and Recreation Association, member American Academy of Park and Recreation Administrators, International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association Voice of Play, and the ASTM International Subcommittee Chair of F15.29 for public playground equipment.


ORPA Members: $595 Class & Exam; $475 Class Only (must be logged in to receive member rate)

Non-Members: $655 Class & Exam; $525 Class Only

Exam Only: $195 regardless of membership


Registration for this course has been extended to February 8th.  

Because of the nature of this certification program, materials will be shipped to participants early to allow time for independent study.  Late registration limits the time available to ship materials and study, reducing the success rate of passing the exam.  Please register as soon as possible to allow time to review materials.

Materials will be shipped to those who register for the class, or class & exam.  Those who register for the exam only will not receive materials.


Light refreshments will be provided in the morning.  Full lunch will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday.  No food will be provided on Friday during the exam.


If you are joining us from out of town, you may be interested in lodging.*  The Monarch Hotel, which is the location of the class, has rooms available.

Monarch Hotel: 503.652.1515

*ORPA does not provide or coordinate lodging, nor do we guarantee availability or per diem rates at the listed hotels.


Please review our refund policy for information about requesting a refund.  Note: refunds for CPSI are subject to different dates than other workshops.



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