Wednesday, February 26, 2014


by Nancy Turnage, VRPS Central Office

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April 2-4, 2014
Newport News, VA 

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1.2 CEUs included in course fee  


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* Advanced reading and
* fifteen hours of trainingfrom nationally known playground safety experts will prepare participants to sit for the

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) examination

offered at the culmination of the certification course.


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National Recreation and Park Association, the Virginia Recreation and Park Society is hosting the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course, the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered anywhere.

Topics include:
  • identifying hazards on playgrounds
  • developing risk management tools
  • importance of comprehensive playground safety program from a legal perspective
  • test methods for entrapments, protrusions, and entanglement
  • national standards and guidelines.
CPSI is a must for:

  • municipalities
  • schools
  • child care facilities
  • health departments
  • playground manufacturers and installers
  • insurance firms
  • food chain franchises
  • park and recreation agencies
  • maintenance facilities, and
  • others responsible for playgrounds. 

Non members who register for CPSI receive a one-year membership to VRPS as part of their registration.  Membership benefits include:
  • discounted (member-priced) training, workshops, conferences, and events
  • VRPS voting rights
  • ability to hold elected office positions
  • ability to chair standing committees within VRPS
  • access to the VRPS online Membership Directory
  • subscription to VRPS Magazine, published three times each calendar year
  • subscription to VRPS President's newsletter, published three times each calendar year
  • subscription to VRPS weekly electronic newsletter, E-Update
  • full use of Members Only sections of the VRPS website
  • networking opportunities with Virginia professionals in the field of parks and recreation

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