The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) currently offers a CPRA Canadian Certified Playground Inspector Certification program to individuals who successfully complete the Theory and Practical training courses through the Canadian Playground Safety Institute (CPSI).  This program will help individuals understand CAN/CSA Z614 “Children’s Playground Equipment and Surfacing” and to learn how to conduct a hands-on inspection / audit of their playspace. 


CPSI Mission

“CPSI, through a network of partners, provides education and support in playground safety to industry practitioners and associated stakeholders. Our product range is creative, needs driven, user friendly and sustainable.”


For a list of CPSI courses and course descriptions, see the Course Descriptions page.

For the current CPSI course schedule, see the Course Schedules page - Check back on the course schedule often to see the latest developments.

There are exciting new developments and information regarding the Canadian Playground Safety Institute.

CPSI is now offering the Canadian Certified Playground Inspector training program in a combined Online Theory Course and Practical Courses Webinar/Online format. For detalis please see the Course Schedules page.

In addition to the Theory course that is part of the certification program, The following online courses are now also being offered:

  • Accessibility
  • Managing Safe Playspaces
  • CPSI Recertification Exam Preparation Course

CPSI's online training program makes it easier than ever before for anyone with a computer that has an internet connection to get playground safety training from with the confines of their own office.

  • save travel time and expenses
  • instructors are available for online support
If you would like to register for these courses, please contact and registration information will be forwarded to you.


Receive CPSI Updates 

If you would like to receive updates on the CPSI program by email, please send your email address and contact information to and ask to be added to the list for updates. 


If you have added your name and are still not receiving the updates, then it could be due to your server rejecting the message due to its size or a firewall perceiving it as Junk Mail.  Please make sure the address will allow group emails and resubmit.


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