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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.

Mississippi

Sandra Smith
Jackson, Mississippi
sandra.smith@msdh.ms.gov
(601)364-2827 Early Childhood Inspector

North Carolina

Nadia Kaze
Raleigh, North Carolina
Nadiaskaze@gmail.com
919-332-6942 Early Childhood Inspector

Ohio

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

Puerto Rico

Elith Serrano
RR 4, Box 692
Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00956
zoet1968@yahoo.com
(787) 602-6776 Early Childhood Inspector

South Dakota

Alexander Streets
Box Elder, South Dakota
alexstreets@yahoo.com
(605)219-0852 Early Childhood Inspector

Texas

Nitara Jenkins-Morgan
7727 Potranco Road
Apt. 4108
San Antonio, Texas 78251
jenkinsna2317@marybaldwin.edu
(228) 313-0176 Early Childhood Inspector
Ruth Murray
P.O. Box 23605
San Antonio, Texas 78223
rlm2004.24@gmail.com
(210) 540-8548 Early Childhood Inspector

Utah

Kathy Carnes
Gunnison, Utah
k.carnes@cdlf.org
(435)979-3427 Early Childhood Inspector

Vermont

Christina Nelson
North Troy, Vermont
mvckids@gmail.com
(802) 238-3962 Early Childhood Inspector

Virginia

Katie Collins
1093 East Main Street
Radford, Virginia 24141
kcollins@nrcaa.org
(540) 633-5133x432 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.