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2020 JUNE Certified Playground Safety Inspector Class & Exam
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2020 JUNE Certified Playground Safety Inspector Class & Exam

6/3/2020 to 6/5/2020
When: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
8:00 AM
Where: Hillsboro Brookwood Library
2850 NE Brookwood Parkway
Hillsboro, Oregon  97124
United States
Contact: Michael Klein

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This registration is to attend the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Class and/or Exam in JUNE 2020.

Class is June 3-4.  Certification exam is June 5.  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.


  • 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, June 3th

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, June 4th

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, June 5th

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


Extra time during the exam can be accommodated for English as a Second Language Candidates. Time extension must be arranged with NRPA at least two-weeks prior to exam.  For more information, please refer to the NRPA CPSI Candidate Handbook.






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

Non-Members: $655 Class & Exam; $535 Class Only

Exam Only: $195 regardless of membership



The deadline for registration is May 3, 2020.  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 Hampton Inn & Suites is close to the Hillsboro Public Library where the CPSI class and exam will take place. 

Hampton Inn & Suites

20001 NW Tanasbourne Drive, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Phone: 503.718.0006

Book Online 

*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.



To sponsor this event or be an exhibitor, please contact ORPA staff: 503.534.5673

Oregon Recreation & Park Association | PO Box #202, Lake Oswego OR 97034 | 503.534.5673
ORPA is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization