The Exam

An individual 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

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  • 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 – $185

            Level 2 In-House exam fee – $185

Level 2 In-House Re-Cert exam fee – $185

            Level 1 Professional / Third Party  exam fee – $260

            Level 2 Professional /Third Party exam fee – $260

Level 2 Professional /Third Party Re-Cert exam fee – $260

          Supervisor Endorsement exam – $75

ACCT Inspector Certification Refund Policy

An inspector certification applicant is responsible for reading the eligibility requirements for the categories and levels of certification before applying for a specific inspector certification exam/s. Should the Inspector Certification Panel review the applicant’s submitted eligibility documents and determine that the requirements have not been met to sit for the exam, there will be no Application fee refunded.

No refund of Exam fees will be extended for any reason, including medical, family emergencies, or weather conditions. Any exemption request shall be submitted in writing to the Operations Department for consideration. A $50 administrative fee will be retained if an exemption is approved and a refund be awarded.

If a testing event has limited seating, seating reservations will be based on the submission of a completed and approved eligibility file. If seating is not available upon the completion and approval of your file, a refund will be awarded minus a $50 administrative fee.

There will be no refund issued for a canceled Certification Renewal Request fee or canceled Certification Transfer fee.

The ACCT Inspector Certification program will not issue a credit to be held for a future event.

The Inspector Certification Prep Course will be subject to the same cancellation/refund policy in effect for the ACCT conference registration.