CPSI Blended Course
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
1.5 CEU's Available

Registration for this Course is now closed. Please be on the lookout for a tentative future course in the Fall.

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association and the National Recreation and Park Association, this course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered nationwide. A professional must successfully pass the CPSI examination to receive the three-year certification.

CPSI Blended Course
12-Hour CPSI Online Learning Course

Participants will receive access to the CPSI Online Learning Course starting in late April. You must complete the entire CPSI Online Learning Course at least 24 hours before the CPSI Virtual Learning Session.

4-Hour CPSI Virtual Learning Session

This will take place on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon). This live virtual learning session will be led by a CPSI Instructor.


Participants will then receive an email with information on how to schedule their examination at a nearby testing facility or Remote proctored from a compatible computer and their exam expiration date. Participants may schedule their examination based on their schedule and the testing company’s schedule.

  Member Cost Non-Member Cost
Course Only $410 $435
Exam Only $115 $140
Course & Exam $525 $575


Additional Information

  • Participants must have a unique email address.
  • Participants must complete both the CPSI Online Learning course and the CPSI Virtual Learning Session to receive CEUs.
  • More information and the CPSI candidate handbook can be found on the NRPA Website here.
  • Registration Deadline is April 9th, 2024

Why Invest in Certification?

  • Protect children from injury due to playground hazards
  • Protect your business or agency from costly liabilities
  • Open the door to more opportunities for career advancement
  • Learn from expert instructors and network with other professionals from the field
  • Increase your job mobility and choices even in the face of a tough job market
  • Reach not only your short-term job goals, but also position yourself for success in your long-term career
  • Be associated with NRPA's strong and long-standing reputation in playground safety

Who Should Get Certified?

  • Administrators
  • Supervisory Personnel
  • Public Works Departments
  • Planning Departments
  • Building and Grounds Maintenance Staff
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Playground Equipment Installers
  • Playground Manufacturer Representatives
  • Operators and Caretakers of Playgrounds

Please contact the WPRA Office at [email protected] if you have any further questions.

*Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations received in writing by April 9th, 2024 will receive a refund minus a 25% administrative fee. Once you have accessed the Online Learning Center or your books are shipped there are no refunds.

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. The request form is available online at www.nrpa.org/cpsi 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 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.