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. 


Julie Lindgren
One Veterans Drive
Bldg. 68
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417
(952) 277-9695 Early Childhood Inspector


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


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

North Carolina

Nadia Kaze
Raleigh, North Carolina
919-332-6942 Early Childhood Inspector
Beth Zinkand
Raleigh, North Carolina
(919) 622-0941 Early Childhood Inspector


Jazmine Mason
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
412-400-4245 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


Cristian Espinoza
Garland, Texas
(214) 772-8130 School-Age 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.