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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. 


Heidi Mager
Marquette, Michigan
906-228-6522x258 Early Childhood Inspector
Kristen Michaud
Livonia, Michigan
989-450-4554 Early Childhood Inspector


Josenda Dockery
Southaven, Mississippi
(662) 393-2775 Early Childhood Inspector
Sandra Smith
Jackson, Mississippi
(601)364-2827 Early Childhood Inspector
Veronica West
Clinton, Mississippi
601-260-6669 Early Childhood Inspector


Rita Eichelberger
Pender, Nebraska
402-385-6300 Early Childhood Inspector

North Carolina

Roger Davis
PO Box 867
Shelby, North Carolina 28151
704-447-3848 Early Childhood Inspector
Nadia Kaze
Raleigh, North Carolina
919-332-6942 Early Childhood Inspector


Laurie Gassaway
Hulbert, Oklahoma
918-207-2558 Early Childhood Inspector


Darrick Arnold
Milton-Freewater, Oregon
541-861-0923 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.