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 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.


Gina Egenberger
3140 N. St.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510
(402) 441-6220 Early Childhood Inspector
Courtney Shalla
620 5th Street
Fairbury, Nebraska 68352
(402) 729-2278 Early Childhood Inspector

New Jersey

Trevor Pierre
570 Broad Street 10th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102
(347) 244-4852 Early Childhood Inspector

New Mexico

Anthony Little
816 S. Elgin Ave. #4
Portales, New Mexico 88130
(216) 471-7516 Early Childhood Inspector

North Carolina

Nika Emran
2191 Cooper Branch Road
Clayton, North Carolina 27520
(919) 614-3668 Early Childhood Inspector
Carolyn Gray
505 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Siler City, North Carolina 27344
(919) 880-0173 Early Childhood Inspector
Anthony Howell
101 Brinkley Street
Clinton, North Carolina 28328
(910) 627-1693 Early Childhood Inspector
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

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.