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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. 


Braden Davis
Irvine, Kentucky
859-893-4238 Early Childhood Inspector
Laura Sheffield
Lexington, Kentucky
(859)213-2521 Early Childhood Inspector
Amanda Stapleton-Tuhy
Olive Hill, Kentucky
(606) 225-0057 Early Childhood Inspector
Nigel Vinegar
Lexington, Kentucky
(502)356-7726 Early Childhood Inspector


Travis Sheppard
Barnstable, Massachusetts
(617) 504-1402 Early Childhood Inspector


Lisa Abdellaoui
Harper Woods, Michigan
(313)286-1136 Early Childhood Inspector
Kathryn Berry
Burton, Michigan
(810)619-3718 Early Childhood Inspector
Robert Ford
Lansing, Michigan
517-485-550 Early Childhood Inspector
Vicki Gallup
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
248-819-2468 Early Childhood Inspector
Aletra Jones
Royal Oak, Michigan
313-729-2166 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.