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Details to Note

Upon full payment, CPSI participants taking the course portion of the program will receive a binder with all of the course material. Three weeks of pre-course study for the certification exam is recommended. It is important to register early to ensure that study materials and textbooks are received in adequate time. Dress for the course and exam is casual, however the course will include an outdoor site visit, so please dress accordingly.

CPSI Course & Exam

October 14-16, 2015 Okemos  |  April 20-22, 2016 Troy


What is CPSI?
The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course and exam is offered by the National Certification Board in coordination with the National Recreation and Park Association and the Michigan Recreation and Park Association.

Certified individuals are trained to properly inspect playgrounds for safety hazards and ensure compliance with national standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Who Should Attend?
The CPSI course is important for school districts, municipalities, playground manufacturers, childcare facilities, insurance companies, and other organizations that are responsible for playgrounds and playground equipment.

Location Details:

Okemos Testing & Exam Information       Troy Testing & Exam Information
Dates:

Course: October 14-15, 2015
Exam: October 16, 2015
     Dates:
 
Course: April 20-21, 2016
Exam: April 22, 2016
Location:


MARVAC
2222 Association Drive
Okemos, MI  48864
  Location:


Troy Community Center
3179 Livernois
Troy, MI  48083 
Room block reserved at the Hampton Inn &
Suites
in Okemos. Call 517.349.6100,
mention mParks for a discounted nightly rate of $129
  Room block reserved at the Drury Inns & Suites
in Troy. Call 1.800.325.0720 and use group 
code 2250811 for a discounted nightly rate of $139.99

Detailed Daily Schedule:
Day 1     
7:30 - 8:00
8:00 - 9:30
9:30 - 9:45
9:45 - Noon
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 1:45
1:45 - 2:45
2:45 - 3:00
3:00 - 4:00
4:00 - 4:45
4:45 - 5:00
 Sign in
 Introduction and Injury Statistics
 BREAK
 Hazard ID Parts 1 & 2
 LUNCH (provided onsite)
 Applied Exercise 1 – Use of test probes and gauges
 Hazard ID Part 3
 BREAK
 Hazard ID Part 4
 Surfacing Part 1
 Exam Prep/Q & A Period/Homework Assignment
Day 2  
8:00 - 8:45
8:45 - 9:15
9:15 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:45
11:45 - Noon
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 3:15
3:15 - 3:30
3:30 - 4:30
4:30 - 5:00
 Surfacing Part 2
 Safety Management – Comprehensive Program/Audits
 BREAK
 Safety Management – Inspections & Maintenance
 Applied Exercise 2 – Hazard ID Prioritization
 Question and Answer Period
 LUNCH (provided onsite)
 Applied Exercise 3 – Site Investigation
 BREAK
 Site Investigation Wrap Up
 Question & Answer Period
Day 3   
8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:15
9:15 - 11:15
 Check in (Photo ID required)
 Exam instructions
 2 hour exam

Cost:

Regular Rate:  $475 (Course) and $150 (Exam), $625 total
MRPA Member Discount:  $425 (Course) and $125 (Exam), $550 total

*Registrations received four weeks prior to the start of the course will be assessed a $30 late fee.

Your registration includes all course materials, a light breakfast in the morning, and a lunch (on course days only.)

Registration:

Online registration for the October 2015 Okemos session

Online registration for the April 2016 Troy session


A tri-fold brochure on CPSI is available here!