Professional Inspector Certification

A Professional Inspector are those who are able to provide Annual and Third-Party inspections.

The Third-Party Professional Inspector Certification (hereinafter known as the “Professional Inspector Certification”) is designed for the individual working for a legally licensed business that is properly insured to offer professional inspections as described in the ANSI-ACCT 03-2016 Standard, Chapter 1, Section B.1.2. and Section C of the Qualified Course Professional Guidelines (QCP).

To be eligible to sit for the Inspector Certification Professional Inspector Exam, you will need to ensure you meet the following: 

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Meet minimum experience requirements for providing inspections as outlined in C.1 through C.2 .10 of the Qualified Course Professional Guidelines (QCP) Inspectors section. (C2.7 and C2.8 are waived for In-House inspectors)
  • Meet visual requirements (pass eye exam with a visual acuity of J2 or better)
  • Pass written examination(s)
  • Comply with ACCT Code of Ethics
  • Appropriate level of Liability Insurance

All test applicants must provide proof of employment (via signed Supervisor’s Endorsement) and proper insurance (e.g. of appropriate level) for inspection services.

  • Third-Party Professional applicant must provide a certificate of insurance showing Professional Liability of $1,000,000.00 minimum coverage.
  • Professional services covered by the Professional Liability policy must be listed in the description of operations of the certificate of insurance. Professional services must include inspections.

 Level 1 Professional Inspector Certification:

  • Minimum of 365 days of documented employment in the Challenge Course / Aerial Adventure Park or Zip Line industry within the past 36 months
  • Minimum of 150 lifetime builder days (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 12 third party inspections conducted under the supervision of a qualified inspector

Level 2 Professional Inspector Certification:

  • Minimum of 1,095 days of documented professional employment in the industry within the past 60 months, directly related to challenge courses, aerial adventure courses and /or zip lines or related structures; incorporating the aforementioned mechanical systems
  • Minimum of 150 lifetime builder days (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 12 third party inspections conducted under the supervision of a qualified inspector.

Level 1 and level 2 professional third party

  1. Application fee of $125
  2. Optional ICE prep-course $260
  3. Exam fee of $240
  4. Optional: supervisor endorsement $55

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ACCT Inspector Certification Refund Policy

Application fee of $125 is non-refundable; so please refer to the eligibility page to confirm you have the correct experience before you submit the application.  Exam fees are non-refundable.  Please contact the program department at if you have additional questions.  The inspector certification prep course is subject to the same cancellation/refund policy as the conference.