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.

North Carolina

Melba Moore
5560 Munford Road, Suite 103
Raleigh, North Carolina 27545
(919) 610-9462 Early Childhood Inspector
Peggy Surles
606 A College Street
Clinton, North Carolina 28328
(910) 975-8152 Early Childhood Inspector


Melvin Edward
4805 Montgomery Road, Suite 400
Cincinatti, Ohio 45212
(513) 381-2112 Early Childhood Inspector


Janice Coonfare
1855 Thomas Ave.
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
(541) 297-8578 Early Childhood Inspector
MaryAnn Otremba
64765 Kelly Court
Bend, Oregon 97701
(530) 945-1777 Early Childhood Inspector
Laure Patrick
Portland, Oregon Early Childhood Inspector
Michael Waer
16578 SE River Rd.
Milwaukie, Oregon 97267
(503) 675-4565 Early Childhood Inspector


Christopher Hall
57 Laurel Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
(717) 490-2600 Early Childhood Inspector
Lauren Pellak
1065 Scenic View Drive
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania 19473
(215) 380-1623 Early Childhood Inspector

Puerto Rico

Elith Serrano
RR 4, Box 692
Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00956
(787) 602-6776 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.