The Exam

Individuals wishing to become a certified inspector by ACCT must meet eligibility requirements before completing a written examination.

Level I Exam

The Level I Inspector Certification Exam Covers:

General Knowledge subjects may include, but are not limited to, questions relating to:

  • Word knowledge; the ability to read and understand instructions
  • Basic mathematical calculations
  • Perceptual abilities
  • General mechanical comprehension
  • General science principles
  • Measurement conversions; US to Metric, fractions to whole numbers, etc.
  • Basic tools and workshop knowledge
  • Bracing and guying
  • Wire rope and terminations
  • Fasteners; types, grades
  • Basic comprehension of working load limits and material strength assurance
  • Participant programming equipment and staff fall protection equipment
  • Non-Destructive testing
  • ACCT Standards
  • Applicable safety codes and generic standards (OSHA, TSSA, etc.)
  • Generally accepted industry practices
  • Current ACCT published inspection practices/procedures
  • Forms and other documentation
  • Incident Review

Level II Exam 

The Level II Inspector Certification Exam Covers:

Specialized Areas

Newer aerial adventure park, challenge course and zip line designs can be very complex; therefore, an inspector should have a basic understanding of several specialized areas. The inspector need not be a fully trained specialist in any particular field, but does need a general working knowledge of procedures, practices, and terminologies in such diverse fields including:

  • ASTM Standards
  • Welding symbol identification
  • Non-destructive testing types
  • Fastener identification
  • Common mechanical systems
  • Wire rope
  • Blueprint symbols
  • Electrical symbols
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Hydraulic systems


            Level 1 In-House exam fee – $165

            Level 2 In-House exam fee – $165

            Level 1 Third Party Professional  exam fee – $240

            Level 2 Third Party Professional exam fee – $240

            Supervisor Endorsement exam – $55