Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector


    A certified Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector* is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge required to properly inspect the installation of post-installed adhesive and mechanical anchors in concrete. The Inspector must understand the responsibilities and qualification requirements of the Installer, inspection requirements as cited in the documents governing the construction of the project, and the process governing the qualification of anchor systems.

    *This expanded program includes and covers all of the Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector program materials; certification candidates are now directed to this program for concrete anchor inspection certification.

    Full Exam: $300

    For those individuals seeking certification for the first time or those who are re-certifying.  Fee includes mandatory adhesive anchor installation demonstration and both Installation and Inspection exams.

    Written Re-Exam Only
    Written Re-Exam: $200

    For those individuals who failed either the Installation OR the Inspection exam on their last attempt.  Fee includes either written exam only. 


    Individuals requesting special accommodations enabling them to participate in ACI certification examinations must submit a letter from their primary physician to the Kansas Chapter ACI describing the physical challenge and providing a proposed solution (i.e. more time, a reader for the questions, physical assistance, etc.).  The Kansas Chapter ACI will forward the request and physician’s letter to ACI for direction.  Since the notification and formulation of appropriate accommodations takes time, candidates must make their request and submit the physician letter to the Kansas Chapter ACI at least three weeks prior to a certification examination session to formulate appropriate accommodations, arrange for their availability at the session, and accept the registration.


    Participant can cancel registration by emailing a request to [email protected] three (3) business days prior to a certification testing to receive a refund of the registration fees less the cost of study materials. Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the event by emailing [email protected]


    This program requires demonstration of the knowledge covered on the Job Task Analysis (JTA) for Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector:

    Job Task Analysis (JTA) for ACI Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector Certification

    The JTA is a detailed list of specific points of knowledge that may be included in the examinations for this ACI Certification program. ACI urges candidates to use the JTA to prepare for the certification exams.


    ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who attain passing grades on the written examinations and either (A) have been certified as an ACI Adhesive Anchor Installer or (B) have attended a live hands-on practice session or viewed the instructor-guided video on the installation of adhesive anchors.

    The forty-five-minute installation examination is closed-book and consists of approximately 45 multiple-choice questions. To pass the installation examination the examinee must attain a minimum score of 74%.

    The two-hour inspection examination is open-book and consists of approximately 90 multiple-choice questions. To pass the installation examination the examinee must attain a minimum score of 60% on each subsection, and an overall score of 70%.

    Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.


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    CP-81PACK: Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector Reference Package

    This package contains all of the resource materials needed to properly prepare for and take the examinations for certification as an ACI Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector. The reference package contains:

    • ACI Adhesive Anchor Installer Workbook – CP-80 (inclusive of training video)
    • ACI 318-14 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete – Chapters 17 and 26
    • ICC International Building Code 2015 – Chapter 17, Special Inspections and Tests
    • ACI 355.4 Qualification of Post-Installed Adhesive Anchors in Concrete – Chapters 1-3 and 10-13
    • ACI 355.2 Qualification of Post-Installed Mechanical Anchors in Concrete and Commentary – Chapters 1-3, 6, and R1-R4
    • ICC-ES ESR-2583 PE1000+, Epoxy Adhesive Anchor System in Crack and Uncracked Concrete
    • ICC-ES ESR-2502 Power-Stud®+ SD2 Carbon Steel Anchors, Power-Stud®+ SD4 Stainless Steel Anchors
    • Special Inspection Guidelines for Post-Installed Anchors, Developed for the Concrete and Masonry Anchor Manufacturers Association (CAMA) by Lee Mattis, P.E. Revised June 6, 2011 by John Silva, S.E & Lee Mattis, P.E.
    • Adhesive Anchor Installation and Inspection, Wollmershauser & Mattis, Concrete International, December, 2008
    • Inspecting Adhesive Anchors, Mattis & Silva, Concrete International, June, 2017