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Certified Playground Safety Inspector Seminar & Exam

Oregon's only 2015 Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification course and certification exam, June 3-5 in Hillsboro. Class is June 3 & 4. Certification exam is June 5. Participants may register for the class and exam, just the class, or just the exam. Be sure to select the appropriate registration option. Note that registrants outside the US or those who register after April 17 must pay a $48 required shipping surcharge, which covers international/rush shipping.

6/3/2015 to 6/5/2015
When: June 3-5, 2015
Where: Hillsboro Public Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR  97124
Contact: Stephanie Redman, ORPA Exec. Director

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Thank you for your interest in ORPA's 2015 CPSI course. The class is completely full and registration is closed. 

To be wait-listed for the class, click here to email usInclude your contact information in the email.

To register for the certification exam only, call 503.867.8447.

Click here to view NRPA's list of other CPSI courses.

Click here for detailed information about ORPA's CPSI Class and Exam, including content, schedule, registration fees, cancellation policy, and more.


About the Class & Exam

Hosted by the Oregon Recreation and Park Association (ORPA) in cooperation with the National Recreation and Park Association, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course provides individuals with the training needed to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards and prepares them to take the Certified Playground Safety Inspector examination.

CPSI certification gives inspectors the knowledge to inspect playgrounds for safety issues, using current ASTM International standards and Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines. Nationally-recognized playground safety instructors provide participants with practical, hands-on instruction on how to apply the ASTM standards and the CPSC guidelines to playground environments. Course participants will learn how to

  • Identify hazards on public playgrounds and playground equipment;
  • How to rank hazards according to injury potential; and
  • How to apply that knowledge and establish a playground safety program.

Upon completion of the CPSI course, participants will have the knowledge necessary to establish a sound risk reduction program; establish a system of repair, retrofit, and removal of hazardous equipment; and create a routine inspection system for their agency or playground owner-client. Participants will also have the most up-to-date knowledge to prepare them to sit for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector examination.

Participants may register for the CPSI educational course and/or the certification exam. Class will be held Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4, 2015. The certification exam will be held Friday, June 5, 2015. The class and exam will be conducted at the Hillsboro Public Library Event Room in Hillsboro, just off Highway 26.

Registration Information

Regular registration ends Friday, April 17. Registration rates increase $50 after April 17.  Late registrations will be accepted until May 8.  Please note that late registrants may not have the recommended three weeks to study course materials.

Click the "Register" link, above, to start the registration process.  Please be sure to review the registration instructions on the registration page to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Registration for the class and exam begins at $545 for ORPA members and $595 for nonmembers (early rates). Class registration includes course reference materials, course instruction, lunch and refreshments during the class, and transportation to the playground site visit.


Lodging Information

Click here to download a map and listing of lodging facilities located near the workshop site.



Email us or call 503.867.8447.

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