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Canadian Certified Playground Inspector Certification program

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Fall 2021 Practical Course Webinar dates:
Session 11 - October 5, 6 and 7, 2021 - Morning
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
The Practical Exam for Session 9 must be completed by October 12, 2021.

Session 12 - October 5, 6 and 7, 2021, 2021 - Afternoon
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
The Practical Exam for Session 10 must be completed by October 12, 2021.

Session 13 - October 19, 20 and 21, 2021 - Morning
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
The Practical Exam for Session 9 must be completed by October 26, 2021.

Session 14 - October 19, 20 and 21, 2021 - Afternoon
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
The Practical Exam for Session 10 must be completed by October 26, 2021.

Session 15 - November 2, 3 and 4, 2021 - Morning
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
The Practical Exam for Session 9 must be completed by November 9, 2021.

Session 16 - November 2, 3 and 4, 2021 - Afternoon
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
The Practical Exam for Session 10 must be completed by November 9, 2021.

Session 17 - November 16, 17 and 18, 2021 - Morning
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
The Practical Exam for Session 9 must be completed by November 23, 2021.

Session 18 - November 16, 17 and 18, 2021 - Afternoon
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
The Practical Exam for Session 10 must be completed by November 23, 2021.

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.

Theory Course (Certification Part 1 of 2):

Theoretical training based on the CAN/CSA Z614 Children’s Playground Equipment and Surfacing Standards.

Course objective: to learn and understand the technical requirements contained within the CSA Standards Document.

This course will help you:

• understand the CAN/CSA Z614 Standards
• identify hazards and equipment not in compliance with CSA Standards
• understand inspection requirements and process
• manage risk and reduce liability

Who should take this course: owner/operators, health inspectors, daycare staff, maintenance/public works staff for schools, municipalities, housing complexes and other areas that contain public playspaces, private inspectors and contractors, manufacturers, installers, parks staff, insurance agents etc.

The Theory Course is only currently available online. The Theory Course is a pre-requisite to the Practical Course

To register for both the Online Theory Course and Practical Course for certification, please check the Course Schedules page for registration instructions and practical webinar dates.

Practical Course (Certification Part 2 of 2):

Practical, training on applying the CAN/CSA Z614 Children’s Playspaces and Equipment Standards and how to perform an audit.

Course objective: to gain an understanding of the application of the CSA Standards and be able to evaluate compliance of playspaces and equipment.

This course will help you:

• take into consideration factors that affect playground safety beyond the CSA Standards
• evaluate existing play structures for compliance with the CSA standards
• complete a written inspection report
• provide recommendations for upgrading equipment to comply with the CSA standards with the understanding of safety and cost implications
• identify and implement an effective inspection and maintenance program

Who should take this course: owner/operators, health inspectors, daycare staff, maintenance/public works staff for schools, municipalities, housing complexes and other areas that contain public playspaces, private inspectors and contractors, manufacturers, installers, parks staff, insurance agents etc.

Participants must have previously taken, or be registered to take a Theory Course, before they can register for the Practical Course. The Practical Course is only currently available in a webinar format. Please check Course Schedules page information on Theory and Practical Course registraton and for Practical Course webinar dates.

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