Playground Safety Inspection Certifications

What is a CPSI?

At, we know the ins and outs of keeping playgrounds safe as well as ensuring they’re compliant with local, state, and national regulations. Our playground inspectors aren’t just knowledgeable about playground safety; they’ve undergone rigorous training in order to become Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSIs). Under the direction of the National Recreation and Park Association, the CPSI program gives the chance for people to receive detailed training on the latest playground safety standards and, ultimately, become CPSIs themselves.

The standards our inspectors adhere to are laid out by two primary organizations: The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the ASTM. Among other things, these two groups are responsible for standardizing playground equipment and setting out compliance rules for playground safety.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

The CPSC is responsible for ensuring the safety of consumer products sold to American citizens.

  • As technology continues to evolve, the CPSC updates safety standards as well as the products to which they apply.
  • When new commercial playground equipment emerges onto the market, the CPSC are responsible for issuing guidance and new regulations that playground equipment on publicly-accessible playgrounds must adhere to.
  • At, our CPSIs keep up to date with the latest CPSC standards concerning playgrounds and playground equipment in order to ensure that each piece of commercial playground equipment situated on publicly-accessible playgrounds is safe, secure, and accessible.


ASTM International helps develop and publish technical standards for a breadth of materials and products. There are over 12,000 ASTM standards that companies seek to follow, including those pertaining to commercial playground equipment.

  • Our CPSIs will ensure that your playground meets ASTM standards
  • While not always straightforward, ASTM regulations are something our CPSIs are highly familiar with
  • Our CPSIs offer you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your commercial playground equipment and surfacing meet ASTM standards