Registered Construction

Inspectors RCI

Requirements

Applicants must have at least five years of on-the-job experience as a construction inspector.

Membership

Those who pass the examination are automatically granted three years free ACIA membership, a $555 value.

Renewal

New RCIs are required to renew every three years with a completion of 36 units of continuing education.

Exam Dates

No matter where you are, ACIA can administer your exam or preparation course. ACIA can even come to your facility. Once you apply, we will contact you to schedule your exam.

DIV I Engineering

All DIV I Engineering test takers must pass:

 

ADMINISTRATION & FUNDAMENTALS portion (30 questions) covering:

2018 International Building Code (IBC)

RCI Rules & Regulations

ENGINEERING portion (100 questions) covering THE 2018 GREEN BOOK and codes and/or published industry standards. 

Optional:

CONTRACT portion (30 questions) covering: Basic Contract Administration procedures and the CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide (This exam is based on your general knowledge of contract.

$500 - $700

DIV III Electrical 

All DIV III Electrical test takers must pass:

 

ADMINISTRATION & FUNDAMENTALS portion (30 questions) covering:

2018 International Building Code (IBC)

RCI Rules & Regulations

Electrical portion (100 questions) covering NEC 2020 Electrical Code, electrical inspection practices, responsibilities of the electrical inspector, plan reading and electrical specifications.

 

Optional:

 

CONTRACT portion (30 questions) covering: Basic Contract Administration procedures and the CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide (This exam is based on your general knowledge of contract.

$500 - $700

DIV II Building

All DIV II Building test takers must pass:

 

ADMINISTRATION & FUNDAMENTALS portion (30 questions) covering:

2018 International Building Code (IBC)

RCI Rules & Regulations

BUILDING portion (100 questions) covering:

2018 International Building Code
2018 International Mechanical Code
2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 International Fire Code
2018 NEC
International Fuel & Gas Code
AWS D1.1
ACI 318

Optional:

CONTRACT portion (30 questions) covering Basic Contract Administration procedures and the CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide (This exam is based on your general knowledge of inspection procedures)

$800

DIV III

Fire Door Assembly Inspector (FDAI)

All DIV III Fire Door Assembly Inspector (FDAI) test takers must pass:

 

ADMINISTRATION & FUNDAMENTALS portion (30 questions) covering:

2018 International Building Code (IBC)

RCI Rules & Regulations

Fire Door Assembly Inspector portion (65 questions) covering 2018 NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Door Assembly Inspection and Other Opening Protectives. 

 

Optional:

 

CONTRACT portion (30 questions) covering: Basic Contract Administration procedures and the CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide (This exam is based on your general knowledge of contract.

$500 - $700

DIV IV

Public Works

All DIV IV Public Works test takers must pass:

 

ADMINISTRATION & FUNDAMENTALS portion (30 questions) covering:

2018 International Building Code (IBC)

RCI Rules & Regulations

ENGINEERING portion (100 questions) covering THE 2018 GREEN BOOK and codes and/or published industry standards. 

Optional:

CONTRACT portion (30 questions) covering: Basic Contract Administration procedures and the CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide (This exam is based on your general knowledge of contract.

$500 - $700

DIV III Certified Firestop Inspector

All DIV III FireStopping test takers must pass:

 

ADMINISTRATION & FUNDAMENTALS portion (30 questions) covering:

2018 International Building Code (IBC)

RCI Rules & Regulations

FireStopping portion covering:

2018 International Building Code
ASTM E 814 (ANSI/UL 1479) “Standard Test Method for Fire Tests of Through-Penetration Fire Stops”
ASTM E 1966 (ANSI/UL 2079) 
ASTM E 1399 
ASTM E 2174 
ASTM E 2307 
ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials):
ASTM E 2393 
ASTM E 2750 
ASTM E 2837 
ASTM E 3038 
ASTM E 3157 
2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 International Mechanical Code
NFPA 70 (NEC)
NFPA 101
NFPA 5000

 

Optional:

 

CONTRACT portion (30 questions) covering: Basic Contract Administration procedures and the CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide (This exam is based on your general knowledge of contract.

$500 - $700

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