Renew Your ACCT Inspector Certification

Certifications are eligible for renewal 30 days prior to the expiration date. The maintenance of certification is obtained through a combination of continuing education, work experience and periodic re-testing.

The certified inspector shall submit evidence of the appropriate hours of training or continuing education units (CEUs) and any other required documentation applicable to their level of certification 30 days prior to their certificate expiration or prior to receipt of a renewed Certification Card.  Failure to submit required documentation could result in the delay or revocation of a certificate.

Relevant CEUs may consist of but are not limited to:

  • Applicable ACCT Conference and Symposium workshop attendance. (Example – games and marketing workshops would not be applicable). The Inspector Certification Panel will provide a list of approved conference sessions to assist Inspectors in choosing applicable CEU’s

2015 Inspector Certification Workshop List with CEU Values

2016 Inspector Certification Workshop List with CEU Values

2017 Inspector Certification Workshop List with CEU Values

ACCT Inspector Certification Panel approved activities, seminars, conferences and committee involvement: Participation in an ACCT Review Team; Active participation in relevant industry standards development committee/s (ACCT, ASTM, etc.); Presenting relevant subject matter at Industry Conferences; Third Party training on related subjects such as product or systems specific manufacturer training; classes related to affiliated skills (i.e. welding, blueprint reading, rigging, vertical rope access; contractor’s license; community college class in construction management, etc.); and/or training via other industries on: rigging, PPE Inspection, OSHA, CWA, ASTM, TSSA, AIMS, NAARSO, NDT, hydraulic, electrical or mechanical systems; In-House Training supported by documentation (ex. In- house annual Risk Management Training, Rescue Training, work at height, best building practices, documented mentorship).

Level I Requirements

All Level I inspectors must obtain at least 32 continuing education units (CEUs) or 32 hours of ACCT approved formal training during their certification period (two (2) years) to retain a basic inspector certification. Examination may not be retaken to circumvent the training requirement within three (3) years of issuance of certification.
The first renewal of certification occurs after two (2) years and requires submittal and acceptance of properly documented CEU’s. The written test must be retaken every fourth year to maintain certification.

Level II Requirements

All Level II inspectors must obtain at least 32 continuing education units (CEUs) or 32 hours of ACCT approved formal training during their certification period (two (2) years) to retain a basic inspector certification. Examination may not be retaken to circumvent the training requirement within three (3) years of issuance of certification. The first renewal of certification occurs after two (2) years and requires submittal and acceptance of properly documented CEU’s.The written test must be retaken every fourth year to maintain certification.

Endorsements

  • In-House Supervisor Endorsement
    • Applicant must meet requirements for Level I or Level II Certifications
    • Applicant must provide renewed documented proof of employment as an in-house inspector including signed documentation from supervisor that applicant meets the requirements for both the Level and the Endorsement being sought.
  • Professional Supervisor Endorsement
    • Applicant must meet requirements for Level I or Level II Certifications
    • Applicant must provide renewed documented proof of employment as a professional inspector including signed documentation from supervisor that applicant meets the requirements for both the Level and the Endorsement being sought.

Any or all of the criteria for recertification may be waived, postponed or suspended by the Inspector Certification Panel upon written request for consideration by a certificate holder.

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Questions? Contact Joyce Weaver:  Phone: 800-991-0286  ext. 2 | Email: joyce[a]acctinfo.org