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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.


Megan Barron
920 Pomona Dr.
Champaign, Illinois 61822
(630) 640-0773 Early Childhood Inspector
Diane Cheak
506 W. Walnut St.
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
(6180 559-6060 Early Childhood Inspector
Elva DeLuna
Springfield, Illinois
(217) 741-0688 Early Childhood Inspector
Leslie Hampton
Chicago, Illinois
(773) 370-9441 Early Childhood Inspector
Rebecca Kroiss
801 N. Larkin Ave., Suite 202
Joliet, Illinois 60435
(815) 741-1163 Early Childhood Inspector


Donna Binning
19663 County Highway J20
Leon, Iowa 50144
(515) 520-1348 Early Childhood Inspector
Steve Chyma
Tama, Iowa
641-751-1594 Early Childhood Inspector


Kira King
11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 2700
Olathe, Kansas 66062
(913) 715-6926 Early Childhood Inspector


Hope Marshall
11846 Falls of Rough Rd.
Falls of Rough, Kentucky 40119
(270) 617-3135 Early Childhood Inspector


JoAnne Gatto
2521 Bayside Drive
APG, Maryland 21001
(410) 322-9318 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.