Become a Recreation Installation Specialist

Upcoming courses:
The next RISC Course is March 7 - 9, 2018 in Destin, Fla.
Click here to register online for the March 2018 RISC Course.
Click here to download the .PDF registration form for the March 2018 RISC Course.
Registration forms must be submitted online or in paper by Thursday, February 15, 2018.

NPCAI has developed a comprehensive curriculum focusing on the knowledge and skills necessary for you to be an informed leader in the recreation installation industry.

This course is open to many disciplines and is certainly not limited to contractors. Attendees from municipal park departments have found the course incredibly beneficial as they need to know what to look for when hiring playground contractors, inspecting newly installed equipment, or assessing new surfacing.

Elements covered throughout this course include:

  • Playground site design
  • Pre-construction procedures
  • Job site safety
  • Blueprints/specifications
  • Pre-manufactured equipment
  • Installation manuals
  • Installation techniques
  • Job tools & materials
  • Safety surfacing
  • Job completion procedures
  • Standards & guidelines for the playground industry
  • In-the-field installation exercises

All RISC course sessions are taught by our team of playground professionals, consisting of both manufacturers and installers with over 150 years of combined experience. During the program, you will have the opportunity to present your toughest and most unique industry challenges in a one-on-one advisory meeting with our playground safety experts and receive suggestions on how to move forward.

This program provides a valuable opportunity to network with others who work in this industry. Compare notes, brainstorm ideas, and share concepts with others who understand exactly what you are experiencing.

We are excited to have you participate in this valuable program and look forward to seeing your application!