The Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course

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The New York State
Recreation & Park Society and
the National Recreation & Park
Association Present...                    October 18-20, 2010
                                         Camillus Senior Center
                                              Camillus, NY
                                          Obtain the Training

              The Certified
             Safety Inspector
                                          Earn your Credentials

Learn about the fundamentals of
       playground safety:

• Playground planning design to      Protect NY’s Smallest Citizens
  prevent injury
• Maintenance to reduce hazards &
  promote safety
• Administration & risk management
• Resources & national guidelines
• Accessibility recommendations
• Surfacing & equipment options
                   Does Your Equipment Measure Up?                                                                                     Please complete this form and remit payment to:
                                                                                                                          NYSRPS • Saratoga Spa State Park • 19 Roosevelt Drive, Suite 200
 Sponsored by the New York State Recreation and Park Society and the NRPA National                                     Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 • Phone (518) 584-0321 (cc orders only)
 Playground Safety Institute, this course is the most comprehensive training program                                                      Fax (518) 584-5101 (cc orders only)
 on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered. Advanced
 reading and 15 hours of training will prepare you to sit for the Certified Playground
 Safety Inspector exam scheduled at the culmination of the certification course.
    • The National Playground Safety Institute promotes children’s rights to play and
      promotes nationally, the importance play has in a child’s development                         Name:
    • NPSI provides the most current comprehensive training program on public
      playground safety including the development and distribution of playground safety             Title:
      training products
    • NPSI provides input to help develop responsible public policy for the guaranteed              Agency:
      safety of our children while at the same time advocating sound fiscal responsibility          Address:
      to provide resources for the ongoing maintenance and support of the policy.
 Resource materials developed especially for this course are included in the registration           City:                                                                           State:                                  Zip:
 fee and will be mailed to all participants who preregister. NRPA advises you not to take
 the exam if you have not thoroughly read the materials.                                            Phone:                                                                          Fax:
                              Professional Certification
Attendees of the Playground Safety Institute are eligible to take the Playground Safety
Inspectors Exam, given the day after the course concludes. Passing the test earns
certification by the NRPA for a three year period as a CPSI (Certified Playground Safety
Inspector). Certificates will be awarded and your name will be added to a national roster           NPSI Registration (Fee includes lunch on Day 1 & Day 2)
of CPSI’s. Renewal of the certification is required after three years by exam.                                     q NRPA/NYSRPS Member - $350 q Non-Member -$380 $
                                                                                                                   *If NRPA Member, membership #
                                  General Information                                                              q Exam Fee - $100                                                                                    $
 Class Size - Minimum of 40 people with a maximum of 60. Registration is based on a                                q CEU (optional)- $8.00                                                                              $
 first come, first serve basis.                                                                                                                                       TOTAL AMOUNT DUE                                  $
 Cancellation Policy - There is a cancellation fee of $150.00 and a book fee of $100.00
 for registrations cancelled prior to 30 days from date of course. There are NO refunds             Payment Method (Please make checks payable to NYSRPS, Inc.)
 for cancellations on or less than 30 working days from the date of the course. All                 q Check/Money Order                              q Voucher/Purchase Order*
 cancellation requests must be made in writing.
                                                                                                    q Charge my: q                             q                      Account #
 CEU Credit - Earn 1.2 CEU credits while participating in this seminar. A “CEU” is obtained
 through your participation in an organized educational experience under responsible
                                                                                                    Expiration Date:                                       Signature:
 sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction. To keep your certifications
 current, you must earn the appropriate amount of CEU credit.
 Registration Deadline - All registrations should be received by 30 days from date of
                                                                                                                      Materials & Site Directions will be forwarded upon receipt of payment*
                                                                                                     *Please note we must receive full payment before your materials will be mailed to you. Hence, if paying by this method we recommend you submit your
 course. NRPA does not recommend taking the exam without thoroughly reading the                                                                      voucher or purchase order on or before October 6th.
 materials. Less than 15 days of pre-course study generally leads to exam failure. No
 walk-ins are allowed for the course or the exam.
 Certification - The certification exam will be given on Day 3. The certification is valid                                               Hotel Accommodations
 for three years and is renewable by exam. Those passing the exam will be added to a
 National Registry of Certified Playground Safety Inspectors.                                                                                            October 18-20, 2010
 Registration - Please complete a separate form for each individual attending the seminar.                                                                      Clarion Inn & Suites
                                                                                                                                                                 100 Farrell Road
                                                                                                                                                             Syracuse, NY 13209-1896
                                 Who Should Attend?                                                                                                     Reservation Information:
 • Park Maintenance Staff • Risk Management Personnel • Administrators • Supervisory Personnel •
                                                                                                                                                            Room Rate: $66
       Public Works Department • Planning Departments • Bldg. & Grounds Maintenance Staff
• Safety Engineers • Landscape Architects • Playground Company Reps • Operators of Playgrounds in
                                                                                                                                               Reservation Cut-off Date: September 30, 2010
         Parks; Schools; Summer Camps; Day Camps; Hotels/Resorts; and Day-Care Centers                Please indicate that you are with the New York State Recreation and Park Society room block. All reservations must be received
         • Agencies such as: YMCA’s; School Districts; Parks Dept.; and Architecture Firms           by the group’s cut-off date and guaranteed with a one night deposit in the form of a major credit card. Reservations made after the
                                                                                                                                            cut-off date will be subject to the most available rate.
         Course materials will be forwarded upon receipt of payment*
          Schedule of Events

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                                                            US Postage

                                                            Albany, NY
Day 1
  7:30 - 8:00 AM       Registration
  8:00 - 8:45 AM       Welcome & Course Introduction
  8:45 - 9:15 AM       Foundation & Injury Statistics
  9:15 - 9:30 AM       Break
  9:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Hazard ID Part 1 & 2
  12:00 - 1:00 PM      Lunch
  1:00 - 1:45 PM       Applied Exercise 1-
                       Use of test probes and gauges
  1:45 - 2:45 PM       Hazard ID Part 3
  2:45 - 3:00 PM       Break
  3:00 - 4:00 PM       Hazard ID Part 4
  4:00 - 4:45 PM       Surfacing Part 1
  4:45 - 5:00 PM       Exam Prepartion/
                       Question & Answer Period
Day 2
  8:00 - 8:45 AM       Surfacing Part 2
  8:45 - 9:15 AM       Safety Management -
                       Comprehensive Program/Audits
  9:15 - 9:30 AM       Break
  9:30 - 10:00 AM      Safety Management -
                       Inspection & Maintenance
  10:00 - 11:45 PM    Applied Exercise 2-
                      Hazard ID Prioritization
  11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Question & Answer Period
  12:00 - 1:00 PM     Lunch
  1:00 - 3:15 PM      Applied Exercise 3-
                      Site Investigation
  3:15 - 3:30 PM      Break
  3:30 - 4:30 PM      Site Investigation Wrap Up
  4:30 - 5:00 PM      Question & Answer
Day 3
  8:00 - 9:00 AM       Exam Check In
                                                        New York State Recreation & Park Society, Inc.

  9:00 - 11:00 AM      Exam
              (Schedule subject to change)
                                                        Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

         Your Registration Includes:
                                                        19 Roosevelt Drive, Suite 200

  Course Instruction:
  15 hours of classroom instruction presented by
                                                        Saratoga Spa State Park

  leaders in the Playground Safety Field

  Textbook Points Binder includes:
  • CPSI Manual including ASTM F1487-05;
    CPSC Handbook for Public Playground Safety
  • Playground Safety is No Accident

  On-Site Lunches, Coffee & Beverages

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