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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. 


Marsha McAlister
Hogansville, Georgia Early Childhood Inspector


Jill Hobbs
Idaho Falls, Idaho
(208)-552-6368 Early Childhood Inspector
Miranda Jones
Idaho Falls, Idaho
208-522-5370x604 Early Childhood Inspector


Leslie Hampton
Chicago, Illinois
(773) 370-9441 Early Childhood Inspector
Rebecca Kroiss
Lemont, Illinois
630-888-7225 Early Childhood Inspector
Stephanie Roberts
Migrant Education, Inc.
Anna, Illinois 62906
(618) 697-6718 Early Childhood Inspector
Paula Schnicker-Johnson
Mount Vernon, Illinois
618-244-2210x111 Early Childhood Inspector


Zachary Hodge
Van Buren, Indiana
765-667-9249 Early Childhood Inspector
Quiana Wilson
Indianapolis, Indiana
(317)749-4321 Early Childhood Inspector


Steve Chyma
Tama, Iowa
641-751-6510 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.