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Introduction to PMT



Full course description

Course summary:

The Playground Maintenance Technician (PMT) training program is the most comprehensive, long-standing maintenance and inspection training program in the country. It teaches systems, process, and best practices in proactive maintenance. The PMT certificate program equips boot-on-the-ground staff with the knowledge, skills, and practices to most effectively prevent incidents and minimize liability.

Course objectives:

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of having a playground safety program for your agency.
  • List the resources involved with this training.

Recommended background:

There are no prerequisites for this course; all are welcome.

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to PMT
  • Guiding Principles

Elements of the course:

  • Informational text
  • Engaging Videos

This course is self-paced, allowing learners the flexibility to complete the course as quickly or slowly as they need.

Course creators:

This course was designed and developed jointly by the Park District Risk Management Agency of Illinois and the Eppley Center for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University.

How to access:

Upon enrolling, you will receive instructions and the link to the Canvas course. Note: When you register, you will receive an email invitation. Be sure to accept that invitation, or Canvas will not allow you to open the course modules.

Enrollees can move through content modules at their own pace within the course timeframe.


Length: Self-paced


Eppley Center for Parks and Public Lands


Credit: N/A


Audience: Playground professionals responsible for maintenance and inspection of play equipment and structures

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