Become a Recreation Installation Specialist

Upcoming courses:

April 18 - 19, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton LAX South
1440 Imperial Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245

May 20 - 21, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn - Chicago O’Hare Airport
2930 South River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018

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

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.

Anyone interested in taking the RISC course will need to do the following:

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