Play Together. Play Smart. Play S.A.F.E.™

National Program for Playground Safety Inspectors have earned certification by successfully completing a playground inspector course. Inspectors specialize in inspecting for good zoning to allow for safe user behavior,  durability of equipment, proper surfacing materials, ADA compliance, developmentally appropriateness, and safe environmental conditions.

NPPS Certified Inspectors are aware of standards, guidelines, and best practices.  They are equipped to inspect children’s outdoor environments, playgrounds, and the safety of environmental elements located in children’s outdoor spaces.

Contact one of the NPPS certified inspectors today to inspect the safety and to provide a quality assessment of the outdoor environment at your agency’s playgrounds.

Note: This is not a full list of individuals who have received certification.  Only names and contact information from individuals who have given permission to NPPS are listed. If you can not find an Inspector listed near you, please call the NPPS office for more information.


Bennie Oates
190 Munson Drive
Columbus, Georgia 31914
(706) 304-4079 Early Childhood Inspector
Tina Yost
1317 4th St. S.W.
Moultrie, Georgia 31768
(229) 854-2107 Early Childhood Inspector


Marie Johnson
92-809 Palailai Street
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
(808) 223-5723 Early Childhood Inspector


Russell Newbold
317 Happy Day Blvd., Suite 250
Caldwell, Idaho 83607
(208) 590-8857 Early Childhood Inspector


Megan Barron
920 Pomona Dr.
Champaign, Illinois 61822
(630) 640-0773 Early Childhood Inspector
Diane Cheak
506 W. Walnut St.
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
(6180 559-6060 Early Childhood Inspector
Elva DeLuna
Springfield, Illinois
(217) 741-0688 Early Childhood Inspector
Leslie Hampton
Chicago, Illinois
(773) 370-9441 Early Childhood Inspector
Rebecca Kroiss
801 N. Larkin Ave., Suite 202
Joliet, Illinois 60435
(815) 741-1163 Early Childhood Inspector


Donna Binning
19663 County Highway J20
Leon, Iowa 50144
(515) 520-1348 Early Childhood Inspector

The individuals listed are those that have completed the National Program for Playground Safety’s Outdoor Play Inspector training. This listing is not an endorsement of any particular individual.