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Recreation Installation Specialist Certification (RISC) Course


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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
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.