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Information on New Special Inspector Module Exams

The Code Council's Special Inspector module exams are available for registration through Computer-based testing.

Starting June 2020, all Special Inspector exams will be available on PRONTO. Try the PRONTO Special Inspector Plans Exercise for FREE.

Here are some facts and FAQs to give you a rundown on the new exams.

  • Module exams are available for examination (effective 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 are 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 is 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 are digitized for display on the computer
  • Remember: You may take an exam a total of six times in a six-month period.
  • You do not need to take each module exam in any particular order. For example, you can take the Codes module first before the General Requirements module.

FAQ's on Special Inspector Module Exams

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Special Inspector Certification Requirements (effective 12/17)

Special Inspector Certification

Required examinations/certifications Exam ID
47 Reinforced Concrete* Special Inspector General Requirements GR
Reinforced Concrete Codes 47C
Reinforced Concrete Plans 47P
92 Prestressed Concrete** Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector Certification (Category 49)
Prestressed Concrete Codes 92C
Prestressed Concrete Plans 92P
84 Structural Masonry Special Inspector General Requirements GR
Structural Masonry Codes 84C
Structural Masonry Plans 84P
S1 Structural Steel and Bolting Special Inspector General Requirements GR
Structural Steel and Bolting Codes S1C
Structural Steel and Bolting Plans S1P
S2 Structural Welding Structural Steel and Bolting Special Inspector Certification (Category S1)
Structural Welding Codes S2C
Structural Welding Plans S2P
EC Soils Special Inspector General Requirements GR
Soils Codes ECC
Soils Plans ECP
86 Spray-applied Fireproofing Special Inspector General Requirements GR
Spray-applied Fireproofing Codes and Plans 86

Notes:

* Certification for 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 for Prestressed Concrete Special Inspector requires three steps:

  1. Obtain the 49 – Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector Certification
  2. Pass the 92C – Prestressed Concrete Special Inspector Codes Exam
  3. Pass the 92P – Prestressed Concrete Special Inspector Plans Exam

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