FAQ's on Special Inspector Module Exams
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With this new modular approach, candidates will have the opportunity to schedule each exam at separate times. This breakdown allows candidates more time to prepare for each part of the exam and not worry about dividing your time between testing on the codes and plans.
Take a look at our PRONTO vs. CBT chart that breaks down determining which exam method may be right for you! All Special Inspector exams are available via PRONTO. Check your specific certification exam to see if CBT is an option.
Yes, there is a PRONTO Special Inspector Plans Exercise to prepare you to take an SI exam on PRONTO. This free interactive walkthrough will give you information about the PRONTO platform and provide specifics around reading the plan sets/exhibits. You will also be able to take a guided practice exam.
You will have 3 years to pass all necessary modules and prerequisites to achieve special inspector certification.
You won’t have to take these exams in any particular order, so you can make the decision on which module you want to assess yourself first.
Don’t forget you may also take an exam a total of six times in a six-month period.
If you already have a current Special Inspector Certification, you do NOT need to take the General Requirements (GR) Module Exam. You will need to pass only the Codes and Plan reading module exams to achieve your next Special Inspector Certification. Again, check if you are pursuing a Special Inspector Certification that requires you complete other prerequisites to achieve these certifications as well.
No. The General Requirements exam module is a one-time requirement and can be applied to all other special inspector certification paths.
For instance, let's say you've already passed the general requirements exam and the codes and plan reading exams for the reinforced concrete special inspector. If you would now like to pursue the prestressed concrete special inspector certification, you'll be required to take only the codes and plan reading exams since you've already taken the general requirements exam.
No. You can take the three module exams in any order.
You will receive a passing letter or notice.
Effective April 2020, modules now show in myICC accounts. You will not receive a wall certificate for these modules.
As long as you have passed all modules necessary for Special Inspector certification, the designation will be automatically granted. You don’t need to take any action.
You can print a copy of your Wall Certificate through your myICC account, available online for your convenience.
Yes. Passing the three exams is not all that’s required for full certification for categories 47, 92, and S2 certifications. The prerequisites for certification in Reinforced Concrete, Prestressed Concrete, and Structural Welding are the same as before.
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Yes, prior to starting your examination, you will take a tutorial that will provide instructions on using the various functions within the examination and allow you to practice so you can get familiar with them. Included in the tutorial are how to scroll using the scroll bars, how to open and close exhibits, and how to zoom in and out using the Zoom Button.