Playground Maintenance Technician Training Online Cohort **PDRMA**


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  • PMT Training Program
    March 8, 2021 - March 26, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

PMT Online

Partner: Parks District Risk Management Agency of Illinois

Dates: March 8-26, 2021

Registration closes February 26.

Cost: $150
Payments accepted by credit card or invoice.
For invoices, include 1) name of the employee that is registering and 2) remit address for the invoice
Make checks payable to: Eppley Institute for Parks & Public Lands

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: Bill Hooker, CPSI

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

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


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

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

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

March 12-19
Complete e-courses on playground materials

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

March 19-26
Complete remaining e-courses

March 26
Webinar #4: Virtual Playground