Playground Maintenance Technician Training: Online Cohort


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  • PMT Training Program
    November 29, 2021 - December 17, 2021
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

PMT Online

Dates: November 29-December 17, 2021

Registration closes November 17.

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, November 29; Friday, December 3; Friday, December 10; and Friday, December 17

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


November 29
Webinar #1: Introductions
Participants begin e-courses at their own pace

November 29-December 3
E-courses: Playground Maintenance Process, Playground Liability, & Playground Hazard Prevention
Participants complete the first three e-courses at their own pace

December 3
Webinar #2: Review of first three e-courses
Participants may begin e-courses on playground materials

December 3-10
Complete e-courses on playground materials

December 10
Webinar #3: Review concepts on playground materials
Participants may begin remaining e-courses

December 10-17
Complete remaining e-courses

December 17
Webinar #4: Virtual Playground