Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course - Spring 2020

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course - Spring 2020

The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course is HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Designed by the National Recreation and Park Association and co-hosted by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, the CPSI certification program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues, including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods. CPSI course participants will gain practical, hands-on training on how to apply the ASTM standards and the CPSC guidelines to playground environments.

To register, login to your IPRA account, then select "Register Myself". If you are not an IPRA member, create an account as a guest, then register for the event. 

The pre-registration deadline is February 28, 2020. Course registrations received after this date will incur a $35 late fee. To ensure that participants have enough time to prepare for the exam, registrations will NOT be accepted after March 6, or once the course fills up, whichever comes first. The course is limited to 80 participants.

Registration Fees:  
      On or Before   
       2/29 - 3/6  
Member Course Only*  $459     $494   
Member Exam Only* $120      $120   
Member Course & Exam*     $579     $614   
Non-Member Course Only   $559      $594   
Non-Member Exam Only    $145     $145   
Non-Member Course & Exam             $704     $739   

* Must be an IPRA member to be eligible for the member rate.

Registration Cancellation Policy:
 Cancellations received on or before March 6, 2020 are eligible for a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations received after attendee course books have been mailed will also be charged a non-refundable $85 materials fee, unless course books are returned. No refunds will be available for cancellations received after March 6, 2020.  All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. 

Computer-Based Testing: The option to take the CPSI exam via computer-based testing is available through NRPA. To obtain additional information, please visit www.nrpa.org. Please be advised if you register to take the exam with the course, you will not receive a refund if you decide to take the 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.

ADA/Special 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. 

English as a Second Language (ESL): English as a second language (ESL) candidates may request a time extension and/or the use of a strict translation dictionary. 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 will work collaboratively with NRPA to ensure all approved, reasonable accommodations are met.

Course Materials: Course materials will be sent to the registered attendees prior to the event. If you have not received your course books at least three weeks prior to the event, please contact Kim Laper at (708) 588-2283 or kim@ilipra.org.

This event is approved for 1.5 CEUs

Hotel/Lodging:  A block of rooms is available at the Prospect Heights Holiday Inn Express & Suites for guests requiring overnight accommodations. Guest amenities include complimentary breakfast, shuttle service, in-room WiFi, parking, 24-hour fitness center, and a business center. The discounted group rate is $94 per night plus taxes. To make a reservation, please visit the Holiday Inn Express & Suites booking link here or call the hotel directly at (847) 419-3600 and ask to book under the IPRA Spring CPSI Course Group Block. You will need to provide a credit card at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation.

In order to receive the discounted rate, reservations must be made by March 9, 2020.  After this date, reservations will continue to be  accepted at the group rate subject to availability.

Hotel Cancellation Policy: Reservations may be cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival without penalty.

Questions? Please contact Kim Laper by email or phone at (708) 588-2283. 


3/24/2020 7:15 AM - 3/26/2020 11:15 AM
Rob Roy Golf Course 505 E. Camp McDonald Road Prospect Heights 60070



Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Day 1 Curriculum: Injury Statistics, Hazard Identification, Use of Test Probes and Gauges, Surfacing, Exam Prep, Q & A, Homework Assignment.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Day 2 Curriculum: Surfacing, Comprehensive Program/Audits, Inspections & Maintenance, Hazard ID Prioritization, Site Investigation, Questions & Answers

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Day 3 Exam: CPSI Certification Exam

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