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, click this link:  (Course Descriptions)

For the current CPSI course schedule, click this link:  Course Schedules - 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.


The following online courses are now being offered:

  • Accessibility
  • Managing Safe Playspaces
  • CPSI Recertification Exam Preparation Course
  • Theory (The online Theory course is equivalent to the classroom Theory course. Completion of either the online or the classroom Theory course is a prerequisite to attending the Practical 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
  • can be done individually or in groups
  • trainers are available via video conference upon request
  • 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.


CPSI Online Courses are available now.


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