Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course - March 2023

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course - March 2023
The CPSI course is a national certification program delivered by National Recreation and Park Association and co-hosted by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association. It is designed to train individuals how to identify hazards on public playgrounds and playground equipment, prioritize those hazards by injury potential, and establish a playground safety program. Upon completion of the course, attendees become eligible for the national CPSI certification exam. If your job requires you to oversee playground equipment at schools or parks, or you are looking to further educate yourself on playground safety, you are encouraged to take this course and learn how to help make playgrounds safer for kids.

To Register:
Login to your IPRA account, then select "Register Myself". If you are not an IPRA member, create a free account, then register for the event.
 Fees:                                    On or Before               Between
   2/14/23    2/15/23 - 2/21/23
 Member Course Only  $459  $494
 Non-Member Course Only  $559  $594
 Member Course & Exam  $579  $614
 Non-Member Course & Exam  $704  $739
 Member Exam Only  $120  $120
 Non-Member Exam Only  $145  $145

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.

Registration Cancellation: Cancellations received on or before February 14, 2023 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 February 14, 2023. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. 

Course Materials: Course materials will be sent to the registered attendees at least 30 days prior to the event.

Event approved for 1.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units are for certifications such as CPRE, CPRP, and CTRS).

Safety Protocols: We will be following CDC, state, local, and/or facility guidelines for safety as they apply to the circumstances in March 2023. Safety protocols may include mask-wearing , reduction in participation numbers, social distancing, and easy access to hand sanitizer. Specific details will be provided to registrants closer to event date.

Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms is available at the Sonesta Simply Suites in Warrenville for guests requiring overnight accommodations. The discounted group rate is $129 per night plus tax. To make a room reservation, please CLICK HERE. Reservations must be made by Monday, February 15 in order to receive the group rate. Guests may cancel their reservation up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty.

Special Accommodations: A candidate who has a disability may request a special accommodation; the request must be submitted in writing at least 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 45 days prior to the exam. The request form is available online at www.nrpa.org. The course will work collaboratively with NRPA to ensure all approved, reasonable accommodations are met.

Questions: Contact IPRA Education Director Duane Smith at [email protected].      

                  PROGRAM SPONSORS


3/14/2023 - 3/16/2023
Arrowhead Golf Club Wheaton Park District 26W151 Butterfield Rd Wheaton, IL 60189 UNITED STATES
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