Playground Maintenance Technician Training: August 2022 Online Cohort


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  • PMT Training Program
    August 8, 2022 - August 26, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

PMT Online

Dates: August 8-26, 2022

Registration closes July 29.

Cost: $385
Payments accepted by credit card or check. For check payments, please email Maggie O’Heran at requesting an invoice. 

Cancellations: Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed by 10 business days prior to the training in order to receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after 10 business days prior to the training.
If the training is cancelled due to low attendance a 100% refund will be issued.

Instructor: Jesse Kinsland

Webinar Dates: Monday, August 8; Friday, August 12; Friday, August 19; and Friday, August 26.

All webinars will be one hour in length and begin at noon Eastern Standard Time (11:00 am Central; 10:00 am Mountain; 9:00 am Pacific).

Contact: Sarah Murray, Program Manager, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University,, 812-855-4962

Questions about the PMT training:, 812-855-3095

Recommended Background

There are no prerequisites for this course. Anyone who performs hands-on playground safety inspections and maintenance, along with those who supervise playground maintenance staff should attend the Playground Maintenance Technician training. Participants with experience ranging from just a few weeks up to 30 years, find the training practical and informative.

The PMT training focuses on practical playground maintenance practices, inspection principles and best practices in making repairs. Course modules explore the maintenance challenges associated with the common materials found in playgrounds, including concrete, metal, wood, plastics, fasteners and various surfacing materials. Through e-courses, videos, and case studies, participants learn about the types of playground inspections, how to repair damaged equipment and associated legal considerations. A virtual playground offers participants the opportunity to apply newly learned skills.

Course Format

Online e-courses and webinars


August 8
Webinar #1: Introductions
Participants begin e-courses at their own pace

August 8-12
E-courses: Playground Maintenance Process, Playground Liability, & Playground Hazard Prevention
Participants complete the first three e-courses at their own pace

August 12
Webinar #2: Review of first three e-courses
Participants may begin e-courses on playground materials

August 12-19
Complete e-courses on playground materials

August 19
Webinar #3: Review concepts on playground materials
Participants may begin remaining e-courses

August 19-26
Complete remaining e-courses

August 26
Webinar #4: Virtual Playground