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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. 


Travis Sheppard
Barnstable, Massachusetts
(617) 504-1402 Early Childhood Inspector


Lisa Abdellaoui
Harper Woods, Michigan
(313)286-1136 Early Childhood Inspector
Kathryn Berry
Burton, Michigan
(810)619-3718 Early Childhood Inspector
Robert Ford
Lansing, Michigan
517-485-550 Early Childhood Inspector
Vicki Gallup
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
248-819-2468 Early Childhood Inspector
Aletra Jones
Royal Oak, Michigan
313-729-2166 Early Childhood Inspector
Heidi Mager
Marquette, Michigan
906-228-6522x258 Early Childhood Inspector
Kristen Michaud
Livonia, Michigan
989-450-4554 Early Childhood Inspector
Michelle Stinson
Detroit, Michigan
313-585-9380 Early Childhood Inspector


Josenda Dockery
Southaven, Mississippi
(662) 393-2775 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.