Professional Inspector Certification

Professional Inspectors 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 03-2019 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.

Professional Supervisor Endorsement

The Supervisor Endorsement is for those individuals that oversee other inspectors at their company. 

The Endorsement includes comprehension of quality assurance practices for companies that offer inspections and allow a Level 1 or Level 2 Professional Inspector to supervise an apprentice inspector

Applicant must meet the requirements for Level 1 and/or Level 2 Certification.

Applicant must also provide documented proof of employment as a Professional Inspector, including signed documentation from their supervisor that the applicant meets the requirements for both the Level and the Supervisor Endorsement being sought

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 office@acctinfo.org if you have additional questions.  The inspector certification prep course is subject to the same cancellation/refund policy as the conference.