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ACCT COSTS AND REQUIREMENTS

 Pre-determined costs: 

  • Travel Allocation: $100

 Costs: 

  • ICE Application Fee (only for those who take an exam): $125.00

  • Inspector Certification Prep Course (only mandatory for all new applicants): $300.00

  • Level 1 In-house Inspector Exam: $185.00

  • Level 1 Professional Inspector Exam: $260.00

  • Level 2 In-house Inspector Exam: $185.00

  • Level 2 Professional Inspector Exam: $260.00

  • Supervisor Endorsement (only available for Level 1 applicants): $75.00

IN-HOUSE INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION

The In-House Inspector Certification is designed for those individuals who perform the Periodic Inspections for their own organizations as described in the ANSI-ACCT 03-2019 Standard, Chapter 1, Section B.1.3. An In-House inspector is not a Professional Inspector. ACCT standards require a Professional Inspection at a minimum of annually done by a qualified person.

To be eligible to sit for the Inspector Certification In-House Inspector Exam, you will need to ensure you meet the following General Requirements: 

  • Act as an employee of a challenge course operator

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent

  • Document the skill, experience, and training to be considered a Competent Person with regard to worker safety and fall protection

  • Have the ability to inspect challenge course elements in accordance with ACCT Standards

    • Meet visual requirements

      • All applicants must pass an eye exam to provide proof of near and far acuity of 20/30 or better with or without corrective lenses.

      • All applicants must take a color perception test. Applicants who test positive for a color perception deficiency must submit a letter of acknowledgment to include a statement of adaptation from their supervisor before testing.

  • In-House applicants must provide a certificate of insurance showing a General Liability policy of $1,000,000.00 minimum coverage.

    • The certificate must be dated within 30 days of application.

    • The certificate should list the certificate holder:

      • Association for Challenge Course Technology

      • PO Box 19797

Boulder, CO 80308

Level 1 In-House Inspector Certification: Beginner Level

 

Must meet all the General Requirements above and document the following minimums within the past 36 months:

Employment: 125 days in the Challenge Course industry

Training: 16 hours of challenge course inspection relevant training. This must include attending an 8-hour ACCT Inspector Certification Prep Course.

Inspections: 12 documented inspections, including pre-use checks, shadowing, and periodic monitoring (of which a minimum of three (3) are periodic inspections in compliance with current ANSI/ACCT Standards at the time of inspection, (of which a minimum of two (2) are periodic inspections performed under the supervision of a qualified person.)

Testing: Pass an In-House Level 1 certification exam with a minimum of 80%.

 

 

Level 2 In-House Inspector Certification: Advanced Level

Must meet all the General Requirements, Level 1 Requirements, and document the following minimums within the past 60 months:

Employment: 275 days in the Challenge Course industry.

Training: 32 hours of challenge course inspection relevant training by a qualified person.

Inspections: 24 documented inspections in compliance with current ANSI/ACCT Standards at the time of inspection (of which six (6) are periodic inspections, three (3) of which are performed under the supervision of a qualified person.)

Testing: Pass In-House Level 1 and Level 2 certification exams, each with a minimum of 80%. If the inspector is currently certified as Level 1, the Level 1 test does not need to be retaken.

PROFESSIONAL INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION

The Professional Inspector Certification is designed for the individual working for a legally licensed business that is properly insured to offer Professional and Acceptance Inspections as described in the ANSI-ACCT 03-2019 Standard, Chapter 1, Section B.1.2. 

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

  • Act as an employee of a challenge course vendor

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent

  • Document the skill, experience, and training to be considered a Competent Person with regard to worker safety and fall protection

  • Have the ability to inspect challenge course elements in accordance with ACCT Standards

    • Meet visual requirements

      • All applicants must pass an eye exam to provide proof of near and far acuity of 20/30 or better with or without corrective lenses.

      • All applicants must take a color perception test. Applicants who test positive for a color perception deficiency must submit a letter of acknowledgment to include a statement of adaptation from their supervisor before testing.

  • Must provide proof of insurance that meets the current requirements as follows:

    • The Professional Inspector applicant must provide an insurance certificate that demonstrates professional responsibility for a minimum coverage of $1,000,000.00. Professional services covered by the Professional Liability Policy must be included in the description of the operations of the insurance certificate. Professional services must include inspections.

      • The certificate must be dated within 30 days of application.

      • The certificate should list the certificate holder:

        • Association for Challenge Course Technology

        • PO Box 19797

        • Boulder, CO 80308

 

Level 1 Professional Inspector Certification: Beginner Level

 

Must meet all the General Requirements above and document the following minimums within the past 36 months:

Employment: A period of employment of 365 days or more as an employee or owner in the Challenge Course industry. Recent employment history assists in showing an applicant is staying current with industry knowledge and developments as well as maintaining the specific skill set required to inspect.

Experience: 75 days Inspection relevant experience includes and is not limited to the following: conducting an inspection relevant training; engaging in challenge course inspection, installation, maintenance, and/or design; supervising other inspectors, managing an inspection department, and serving on inspection-relevant entities

Training: 40 hours of training specific to inspection. This must also include attending an 8-hour ACCT Inspector Certification Prep Course.

Inspections: 12 Professional Inspections in compliance with current ANSI/ACCT Standards at the time of inspection, performed under the supervision of a qualified person (inspections must take place at a minimum of three (3) different locations or courses).

Testing: Pass a Professional Level 1 certification exam with a minimum of 80%.

 

Level 2 Professional Inspector Certification: Advanced Level

 

Must meet all the General Requirements, Level 1 Requirements, and document the following minimums within the past 60 months:

Employment: A period of employment of 750 days or more as an employee or owner in the Challenge Course industry. Recent employment history assists in showing an applicant is staying current with industry knowledge and developments as well as maintaining the specific skill set required to inspect.

Experience: 150 days Inspection-relevant experience includes and is not limited to the following: conducting inspection-relevant training; engaging in challenge course inspection, installation, maintenance, and/or design; supervising other inspectors; managing an inspection department, serving on inspection-relevant entities.

Training: 72 hours of training related to inspection, installation, maintenance, and/or design, of which at least 48 hours shall be specific to the inspection.

Inspections: 24 Professional Inspections in compliance with current ANSI/ACCT Standards at the time of inspection, of which at least 16 were performed under the supervision of a qualified person (inspections must take place at a minimum of 3 different locations or courses.

Testing. Pass Professional Level 1 and Level 2 certification exams, each with a minimum of 80%. If the inspector is currently certified as Level 1, the Level 1 test does not need to be retaken.

In-house inspectorwww.acctinfo.org/certificacin-de-inspector-interno

Professional inspector: www.acctinfo.org/certificacin-de-inspector-profesional

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