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Information on New Special Inspector Module Exams

ICC's new Special Inspector Module Exams are now available for registration. Here are some facts and FAQs to give you a rundown on the new exams.

- New exams are available for examination starting December 1, 2017

- Exams are available for purchasing now via myICC

- These exams are not associated with any code year, with the exception of the General Requirements (GR) exam, which is based on the 2015 I-Code.

- A majority of ICC's two-part Special Inspector (SI) exams will be split into three separate exam modules:

- General Requirements module

- Codes module

- Plan reading module

- The Spray-Applied Fireproofing Special Inspector Exam (Exam ID: 86) is the only SI exam that will be split into only two exam modules:

  • General Requirements module
  • Codes & Plan reading module

- For the Plan reading module exams, instead of have a set of paper plans, the plans will be digitized for display on the computer

- Each “passed” examination module is valid for only 18 months. For example: Candidates passes the 47C – Reinforced Concrete Codes Exam Module. Candidate has 18 months from the date they passed the exam to pass the other required exams to achieve the Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector Certification.

- Remember: Candidates may also take an exam a total of six times in a six-month period.

- Candidates do not need to take each module exam in any particular order. For example, they can take the Codes module first before the GR module.

FAQ's on Special Inspector Module Exams

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December 2017 Changes to Special Inspector Certifications

Special Inspector Certification

Required examinations

Exam ID

Price

47 Reinforced Concrete*

Special Inspector General Requirements

GR

$50

 

Reinforced Concrete Codes

47C

$139

 

Reinforced Concrete Plans

47P

$139

92 Prestressed Concrete**

Special Inspector General Requirements

GR

$50

 

Prestressed Concrete Codes

92C

$139

 

Prestressed Concrete Plans

92P

$139

84 Structural Masonry

Special Inspector General Requirements

GR

$50

 

Structural Masonry Codes

84C

$139

 

Structural Masonry Plans

84P

$139

S1 Structural Steel and Bolting

Special Inspector General Requirements

GR

$50

 

Structural Steel and Bolting Codes

S1C

$139

 

Structural Steel and Bolting Plans

S1P

$139

S2 Structural Welding***

Special Inspector General Requirements

GR

$50

 

Structural Welding Codes

S2C

$139

 

Structural Welding Plans

S2P

$139

EC Soils

Special Inspector General Requirements

GR

$50

 

Soils Codes

ECC

$139

 

Soils Plans

ECP

$139

86 Spray-applied Fireproofing

Special Inspector General Requirements

GR

$50

 

Spray-applied Fireproofing Codes and Plans

86

$139

Notes:

* Certification as reinforced concrete special inspector requires three steps: 

  • Pass the three exams listed above to complete category 47
  • Obtain certification by ACI as an ACI concrete field testing technician — grade I; and achieve the associate reinforced concrete special inspector certification (Category 48)
  • Complete the education/work experience requirements and apply for reinforced concrete special inspector certification through ACI (Category 49). Link: Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector Application through ACI

 ** Certification as prestressed concrete special inspector requires the prerequisite of obtaining reinforced concrete special inspector certification (Category 49)

 *** Certification as structural welding special inspector requires the prerequisite of structural steel and bolting special inspector certification (Category S1)