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Certification Program

IPEMA provides a product certification program which validates a participant’s product(s) for conformance to certain ASTM standards. Certification seals are made available to participants in the certification program. IPEMA members who do not participate in the certification program may not use any of the IPEMA certification seals. Please contact IPEMA headquarters at certification@ipema.org or 717-238-1744 if you would like to know more about the certification program. To review the license agreement, procedural guide and fee schedule for participation in the public play equipment and/or surfacing materials certification program, download the packets found on this page.

ASTM F1487-11

In the interest of public playground safety, IPEMA provides a third‐party certification service whereby TÜV SÜD America validates a manufacturer's certification of conformance to the ASTM F1487‐11 (excluding sections 7.1.1, 10, 12.6.1, 13.1.1., 13.1.2, 13.2 and 13.3) Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use.

CAN/CSA Z-614-14, Update No. 1, Sept. 2016

In the interest of public playground safety, IPEMA provides a third‐party certification service whereby TÜV SÜD America validates a manufacturer's certification of conformance to CAN/CSA‐Z614‐14 (excluding clauses 9.8, 10 and 11) Children’s Playspaces and Equipment.

ASTM F1292-13 (Section 4.2)

In the interest of public playground safety, IPEMA provides a third‐party certification service whereby TÜV SÜD America validates a manufacturer's certification of conformance to ASTM F1292‐13 Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surfacing Materials Within the Use Zone of Playground Equipment Standard, Section 4.2, Performance Criterion. The validation is made by testing at the specified fall height rating requested by the manufacturer, based upon its experience and knowledge of its product(s), instead of the “critical fall height” used in ASTM F1292‐13. TÜV SÜD America validates that the impact attenuating performance criterion specified by ASTM F1292‐13 (Section 4.2) has been met or exceeded.

ASTM F2075-15

In the interest of public playground safety, IPEMA provides a third‐party certification service whereby TÜV SÜD America validates a manufacturer's certification of conformance to the ASTM F2075‐15 Standard Specification For Engineered Wood Fiber for Use as a Playground Safety Surface Under and Around Playground Equipment. Certification to this Standard includes conformance to ASTM F1292‐13., and is validated as explained in the paragraph related to ASTM F1292‐13 (Section 4.2).

ASTM F3012-14

In the interest of public playground safety, IPEMA provides a third‐party certification service whereby TÜV SÜD America validates a manufacturer's certification of conformance to the ASTM F3012‐14 Standard Specification For Loose‐Fill Rubber for Use as a Playground Safety Surface under and around Playground Equipment. Certification to this Standard includes conformance to ASTM F1292‐13, and is validated as explained in the paragraph related to ASTM F1292‐13 (Section 4.2).