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Become a Registered Construction Inspectors (RCI)

Requirement Check List

Provide proof of 4 years of Construction industry experience

Purchase and pass the ACIA Administration & Fundamentals Assessment Exam

After passing the Assessment Exam you can then select, pay and take the technical exam of your choice

Once your qualifications have been verified and you have passed both the assessment and technical exams, you will receive your RCI

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

Ready to Get Started?

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Materials Check List:

 

  • Work experience documentation such as a resume, pay check stub, and/or letter from an employer for 4 years experience verification. 

  • Access to 2018 International Building Code (IBC)

BE AWARE: Successful completion of both the assessment and technical exam alone does not confer RCI status without the requisite professional experience.

Not Quite Ready?

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

ACIA Education

Available Technical Exams 

Construction Worker

DIV I Engineering

100 question exam

4 hour time limit 

This exam has a plan reading portion 

 

What you will need:

THE 2018 GREEN BOOK and codes and/or published industry standards. 

$500

Construction Workers

DIV IV

Public Works

100 question exam

4 hour time limit 

This exam has a plan reading portion 

 

What you will need:

THE 2018 GREEN BOOK and codes and/or published industry standards. 

$500

Electrician

DIV III Electrical 

100 question exam

4 hour time limit 

This exam has a plan reading portion 

 

What you will need:

NEC 2020 Electrical Code, electrical inspection practices, responsibilities of the electrical inspector, plan reading and electrical specifications.

$500

Tradesman and Architect at Construction

DIV III

Fire Door Assembly Inspector (FDAI)

65 question exam

2 hour time limit 

 

What you will need:

2018 NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Door Assembly Inspection and Other Opening Protectives. 

$500

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DIV II Building

Two part exam:

Codes & Standards

- 50 questions exam

- 3 hours time limit 

Plans & Specs

- 50 questions exam

- 4 hours time limit 

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

$600

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