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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. 


Angela Easley
Hiawatha, Iowa
319-538-4458 Early Childhood Inspector
Michelle Stafford
Burlington, Iowa
319-576-1104 Early Childhood Inspector


John Catron
Richmond, Kentucky
(606)584-3259 Early Childhood Inspector
Braden Davis
Irvine, Kentucky
859-893-4238 Early Childhood Inspector
Laura Sheffield
Lexington, Kentucky
(859)213-2521 Early Childhood Inspector
Becky Slone
London, Kentucky
606-231-1516 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


Ross Shaffer
Elkton, Maryland
215-840-7485 School-Age Inspector


Travis Sheppard
Barnstable, Massachusetts
(617) 504-1402 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.