American Construction

Inpectors Association 

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Become a Registered Construction Inspector

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Cal OES SAP certification is only for qualified professionals. Attendance is open to all but certification is limited to licensed engineers, architects, engineering geologists, building inspectors, and public-works inspectors; list available here

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The DSA Project Inspector Examination QUALIFICATIONS MATRIX Qualification Criteria states Applicants must have a current & valid certificate to qualify to take a CLASS 1, 2 or 3 exam. 

ACIA's Registered Construction Inspectors DIVISION II - BUILDING is recognized by DSA as a prerequisite for The DSA Project Inspector Examination

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The Judicial Council must contract with either a firm that employs, or directly with an inspector certified by one of the following: California Division of the State Architect (DSA), Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), or American Construction Inspectors Association (ACIA) to inspect construction. 

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California State University Maritime Academy

The RCI-Division 2 (Building) credential will be accepted in-lieu of the other credentials listed in the RFP for the Mayo Hall Renovation & Addition Project At the California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime). This modifies RFP Section IV and RFP Section VII.

Property Construction

Prior to 1982, the State of California certified construction inspectors through the Bureau of Consumer Affairs. However, during his first term in office, Gov. Jerry Brown terminated this practice and turned the responsibility for inspector certification over to the ACIA, which was then known as the California Inspectors Association, or CIA.

 

Shortly thereafter, ACIA created the Board of Registered Construction Inspectors (RCI), a semi-autonomous committee charged with establishing minimum standards for general engineering inspectors, general building inspectors, public works inspectors and many other different categories of specialty inspectors. 

 

As a state-recognized certification provider, ACIA certification and continuing education programs meet the requirements set forth in California Health and Safety Code § 18949, which mandates certification, training and continuing education requirements for construction inspectors, plans examiners and building officials who are employed by governmental agencies, special districts, cities, counties and local agencies.

If you require additional information, please contact the main office by phone at 626-797-2242 or via email at executivedirector@acia.com.

Why Become

an RCI

ABOUT ACIA

The American Construction Inspectors Association (ACIA)  was formed in 1954 and incorporated in 1959 to provide educational opportunities and promote standards of knowledge and conduct for all construction inspectors. Prior to 1982, the State of California certified construction inspectors through the Bureau of Consumer Affairs. However, during his first term in office, Gov. Jerry Brown terminated this practice and turned the responsibility for inspector certification over to the ACIA, which was then known as the California Inspectors Association, or CIA.

 

Shortly thereafter, ACIA created the Board of Registered Construction Inspectors (RCI), a semi-autonomous committee charged with establishing minimum standards for general engineering inspectors, general building inspectors, public works inspectors and many other different categories of specialty inspectors. The RCI Board receives and processes applications for registration, conducts examinations and registers construction inspectors who successfully meet all the requirements provided for in the Rules and Regulations of the RCI Board.

 

As a state recognized certification provider, ACIA certification and continuing education programs meet the requirements set forth in California Health and Safety Code § 18949, which mandates certification, training and continuing education requirements for construction inspectors, plans examiners and building officials who are employed by governmental agencies, special districts, cities, counties and local agencies.

 

Local ACIA Chapters have been established from Sacramento to San Diego, these groups form the foundation of Association activities for most members. At the chapter meetings, members share information, network, socialize, conduct chapter business and attend programs presented by qualified experts in the construction industry.

 

If you require additional information, please contact the main office by phone at 626-797-2242 or via email at executivedirector@acia.com.

New DSA Academy Launching Soon – Important Information About Course Completion

In preparation for the transition to the new DSA Academy Cornerstone LMS, DSA is setting a registration deadline of June 11, 2021 for all currently offered on-demand courses in the DSA Academy Blackboard LMS.

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