To apply for the certification, you may either register for the one of the training courses, where an exam will be administered, or submit an application to challenge the exam. The challenge applications are processed through the Construction Section. There are no fees for taking the challenge exam. Appropriate fees will be charged for hard copies of the training manuals. Copies of the training manuals are available electronically on our Publications page.
Inspector Certifications will be valid for a 3-5 year period, depending on the certification, after which you must take and pass the exam to maintain the Certification for an additional 3-5 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
Register for a Class 2017-2018
To assist with registering for specific Inspector Certification classes, visit the Construction Section Sponsored Training webpage. Follow the instructions under Registration & Class Schedule Information.
For information regarding Inspector Certification classes, or any certification questions, please see the contact section below.
To register to challenge an exam, complete the Challenge Exam Registration Form. The form includes the challenge exam schedule. You may choose to challenge any inspector exam (except for the Traffic Control Supervisor). You may challenge an exam in lieu of taking a class. However, if you fail a challenge exam, you must take the training course before taking another exam.
In addition, you may take a challenge exam if you have already failed the training course your first exam from the training course. Then, you will be allowed to take a second exam by challenging the exam.
If someone fails an exam twice, there are options to take the exam a third time. For detailed information regarding the testing process refer to the Inspection and Certification Program document.
To challenge an exam, you are responsible to supply all the required materials. The Resource Manual, Plans and Special Provisions for the General exam are provided for you at the testing location. The required materials are listed on each certification's information page. Links to those pages are provided below.