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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 guidelines, standards, 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. Early Childhood Inspectors can inspect playgrounds for children ages 0-5. School-Age Inspectors can inspect playgrounds for children ages 5-12. 

Georgia

Marsha McAlister
Hogansville, Georgia
mmcalister@telamon.org Early Childhood Inspector

Idaho

Jill Hobbs
Idaho Falls, Idaho
jhobbs@uidaho.edu
(208)-552-6368 Early Childhood Inspector

Illinois

Leslie Hampton
Chicago, Illinois
etocprtrainer@gmail.com
(773) 370-9441 Early Childhood Inspector
Stephanie Roberts
Migrant Education, Inc.
Anna, Illinois 62906
steph.roberts81@yahoo.com
(618) 697-6718 Early Childhood Inspector

Indiana

Quiana Wilson
Indianapolis, Indiana
safetyandbeyondsolutions@gmail.com
(317)749-4321 Early Childhood Inspector

Iowa

Donna Binning
19663 County Highway J20
Leon, Iowa 50144
dlbinning20@gmail.com
(515) 520-1348 Early Childhood Inspector
Steve Chyma
Tama, Iowa
schyma@micaonline.org
641-751-1594 Early Childhood Inspector

Kentucky

John Catron
Richmond, Kentucky
jacatroni@gmail.com
(606)584-3259 Early Childhood Inspector

Louisiana

Nitara Jenkins-Morgan
Slidell, Louisiana
jenkinsna2317@marybaldwin.edu
(228) 313-0176 Early Childhood Inspector

Massachusetts

Travis Sheppard
Barnstable, Massachusetts
sheppardtravis@ymail.com
(617) 504-1402 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.