Registered Construction

Inspectors RCI

Requirements

ACIA require those interested in becoming an RCI, apply by sharing prior work experience and pass the ACIA Administration & Fundamentals Assessment Exam. This exam is a timed 60 question exam offered online. 

Once an applicant has selected a Division, filled out an application form and pay the application fee, they will receive an email from Online Testing Portal with login information for the assessment exam within 48 hours of applying

Exam Dates

Once an applicant has applied, paid the application fee and passed the ACIA Administration & Fundamentals Assessment Exam, applicants will receive another email from Online Testing Portal with access to the technical Division portion they applied for. Applicants will only have 14 days to complete their technical portion from the day they are given access to the exam.  

Renewal

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

Those who pass the examination are automatically granted three years free ACIA membership, a $185 value.

An RCI will have the option to continue their membership with ACIA at the renewal date of 3 years after passing their exam. The ACIA membership gives members a 10% discount on all education offered by ACIA. 

What you need to apply:

Work experience documentation such as a resume, pay check stub, letter from an employer or education records. 

Download RCI Rules & Regulations for the Assessment Exam. 

Access to 2018 International Building Code (IBC)

Not quite ready?

Refresher courses available for any of our exams by clicking Education above or following this arrow here.

ACIA Education

DIV I Engineering

Have you passed the ACIA ADMINISTRATION & FUNDAMENTALS Assessment Exam?

If so you may now purchase your DIV I - ENGINEERING technical portion (You will have 4 hours for the 100 question exam. This exam has a plan reading portion. 

 

What you will need:

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 contracts.) 

If you would like to take this portion of the exam, please mark so in your application. This portion of the exam is optional. 

$500

DIV III Electrical 

Have you passed the ACIA ADMINISTRATION & FUNDAMENTALS Assessment Exam?

If so you may now purchase your DIV III - Electrical portion (100 questions)

 

What you will need:

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 contracts.) 

If you would like to take this portion of the exam, please mark so in your application. This portion of the exam is optional. 

$500

DIV II Building

Have you passed the ACIA ADMINISTRATION & FUNDAMENTALS Assessment Exam?

If so you may now purchase your DIV II - BUILDING. This exam in a two part exam:

Codes & Standards - 3 hours

Plans & Specs - 4 hours 

What you will need:

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 contracts.) 

If you would like to take this portion of the exam, please mark so in your application. This portion of the exam is optional. 

$600

DIV III

Fire Door Assembly Inspector (FDAI)

Have you passed the ACIA ADMINISTRATION & FUNDAMENTALS Assessment Exam?

If so you may now purchase your DIV III - Fire Door Assembly Inspector portion (65 questions)

 

What you will need:

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 contracts.) 

If you would like to take this portion of the exam, please mark so in your application. This portion of the exam is optional. 

$500

DIV IV

Public Works

Have you passed the ACIA ADMINISTRATION & FUNDAMENTALS Assessment Exam?

If so you may now purchase your DIV IV - PUBLIC WORKS portion. You will have 4 hours for the 100 question exam. This exam has a plan reading portion. 

 

What you will need:

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

DIV III Certified Firestop Inspector

Have you passed the ACIA ADMINISTRATION & FUNDAMENTALS Assessment Exam?

If so you may now purchase your DIV III - Certified Firestop Inspector technical portion. 

What you will need:

2018 International Building Code
ASTM E 814 (ANSI/UL 1479) 
ASTM E 1966 (ANSI/UL 2079) 
ASTM E 1399 ASTM E 2174 
ASTM E 2307  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 contracts.) 

If you would like to take this portion of the exam, please mark so in your application. This portion of the exam is optional. 

$500

DIV III Certified Firestop Inspector
DIV III Fire Door Assembly Inspector (FDAI)
DIV III Electrical
DIV II Building
DIV I Engineering
DIV IV Public Works

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