OPA has developed this intensive 4 1/2 day playground inspection program to target those experienced with playspaces. Ideally, the
program participant will be someone who carries out hands-on monthly inspections of public play
structures. He or she should also possess a good understanding of the relevant CSA standards. Participants might already have taken a
playground certification program. This course is instructed by experts
from the industry including an architect, liability expert, lawyer, representative of the CSA
Standards Association and others to give in-depth training on the following topics and includes an onsite demonstration at a local playground structure.
Upon completion of the program and
achievement of a passing grade in the written examination(s) the participant will be registered by the Ontario Playground Academy as a "Playground Practitioner" and is qualified to inspect playgrounds. The OPA Registered Playground Practitioner Program is recognized as a playground safety course for inspectors by the Ministry ofChildren and Youth Services.