Playground Maintenance Technician Training: WSRMP Online Cohort

Sarah Murray

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  • PMT Training Program
    October 4, 2021 - October 22, 2021
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

PMT Online

Partner: Washington Schools Risk Management Pool

Dates: October 4-22, 2021

Registration closes September 17.

Cost: $385
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: TBD

Webinar Dates: Monday, October 4; Friday, October 8; Friday, October 15; and Friday, October 22

All webinars will be one hour in length and begin at 9:00 am Pacific Standard Time.

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


October 4
Webinar #1: Introductions
Participants begin e-courses at their own pace

October 4-8
E-courses: Playground Maintenance Process, Playground Liability, & Playground Hazard Prevention
Participants complete the first three e-courses at their own pace

October 8
Webinar #2: Review of first three e-courses
Participants may begin e-courses on playground materials

October 8-15
Complete e-courses on playground materials

October 15
Webinar #3: Review concepts on playground materials
Participants may begin remaining e-courses

October 15-22
Complete remaining e-courses

October 22
Webinar #4: Virtual Playground