2020 Virtual Blended Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has decided to offer the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Virtual Blended Course in place of all in-person CPSI courses for the remainder of 2020, at which time the offerings will be re-evaluated for 2021.
As a result, the NDRPA CPSI course scheduled for Dec. 1-3, 2020, in Bismarck, is now being re-scheduled as a virtual blended course.
The virtual blended course will include the following:
- A 12-hour online learning course that participants must complete 24 hours prior to the virtual session. Participants will receive an email with information to access the course as soon as NDRPA is able to reach the minimum of 20 participants.
- A 4-hour, live virtual training session conducted by a CPSI instructor through the Zoom video conferencing platform. NDRPA’s virtual session has been tentatively scheduled for Dec. 1.
- The CPSI online, computer-based examination offered at a PSI Professional Testing site.
Scholarships are available to NDIRF and NDRPA members. The first 28 individuals to apply will receive a scholarship ($410 value) to cover the course registration fee. This means members pay only the $115 exam fee to attend.
The scholarship is limited to four people per agency and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If an agency submits more than four scholarship requests, additional requests will be placed on a waiting list to be awarded after Oct. 13.
The deadline to register is Oct. 30. However, those interested in attending are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure NDRPA reaches the course minimum in order to hold the course.