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


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

Puerto Rico

Elith Serrano
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
(787)602-6776 Early Childhood Inspector

South Dakota

Alexander Streets
Box Elder, South Dakota
(605)219-0852 Early Childhood Inspector


Linda Koenig
Corpus Christi, Texas
(210)557-5606 Early Childhood Inspector
Ruth Murray
P.O. Box 23605
San Antonio, Texas 78223
(210) 540-8548 Early Childhood Inspector


Kathy Carnes
Gunnison, Utah
(435)979-3427 Early Childhood Inspector


Christina Nelson
North Troy, Vermont
(802) 238-3962 Early Childhood Inspector


Katie Collins
1093 East Main Street
Radford, Virginia 24141
(540) 633-5133x432 Early Childhood Inspector
Scott George
P.O. Box 1253
Newington, Virginia 22192
(800) 640-0152 Early Childhood Inspector
Maryann Hilton
West Point, Virginia
(757) 345-9374 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.