• In-Service Inspector sits Papers A, B & E. – 3 hours plus 10 minutes reading time Paper A – Prerequisite – General inspection
    Paper B – Application – Inspection practice for specific types of PE
    Paper E – Practical – Candidates are required to complete an inspection in a ‘real-life’ scenario.
  • Senior In-Service Inspector Paper C – Calculations 1 hour and 25 minutes plus 5 minutes reading time
    Paper D – Management 2 hours plus 5 minutes reading time
  • Recertification Paper F* – Recertification – applies for ISI and SISI inspectors assessing competency in the field.

  • Each Invigilator is required to sign the “AICIP Invigilator Letter of Acceptance” prior to commencement agreeing to invigilate the examinations competently, fairly and honestly, and in accordance with the above procedures, as far as is practicable.
Examination Venue
  • The invigilator is to ensure on the day of the examination that the lighting; noise; cleanliness; ventilation; seating; and safety are suitable for the number of applicants.
  • Invigilators must have access to a phone (landline or own mobile) to contact emergency services; a back-up invigilator; or AICIP if there are queries.
Invigilation of Practical Examination
  • All exam papers and additional equipment will be provided by AICIP prior to the examination. Invigilators will check for completeness.
  • The invigilator will be required to provide feedback on each examination session.
  • Invigilators must provide details on any misconduct that occurs during the exams.
Invigilation of Written Examination
  • The examination question/answer books will be sealed and should be opened by the invigilator prior to the commencement of the examination.
  • The invigilator will identify each candidate by their driver’s licence; date of birth; and their examination number. The invigilator will record their attendance on the Examination Record and Report Form.
  • Each candidate must sign the Examination Record and Report Form acknowledging receipt and return of the examination question/answer book.
  • Candidates must write their examination number only on each page of the book used. No names are to be recorded on the exam papers. This should be verified by the invigilator.
  • Advise candidates of the examination arrangements and completion time for each exam. They are to be given the minutes reading time in accordance with the exam paper (no writing during this time) at the scheduled start of each examination.
  • Ensure applicant do not enter the exam more than half hour after the scheduled starting time, and they cannot leave more than 30 minutes before the scheduled completion time except in special circumstances. Invigilators will assess if the request to leave early is acceptable.
  • Invigilators are to ensure security; no discussion amongst applicants; and that applicants do cheat or use unfair means to complete the exams.
  • Invigilators will ensure applicants return examination question/answer books and sign relevant records before leaving the examination room.
  • Invigilators will return all examination papers and samples, whether used or not, to AICIP.
  • A break is required where applicants are sitting consecutive examinations. A break will be provided between papers to ensure that the candidates are comfortable for the next exam and that any reference material that is not required has been removed.


The Code of Ethics applies to all members; stakeholders who include inspectors, invigilators, examiners and industry associates. The Code should not be interpreted as a full or exhaustive list of the situations which may present as compliance or non-compliance. All members and stakeholders need to comply with the conditions and the spirit of the Code.

When performing your professional duties, you will:

  • Demonstrate Integrity and dignity acting with integrity, honesty and impartiality; acting appropriately, and in a professional manner; comply with all legal and contractual obligations.
  • Accept and perform work only within their areas of competence, i.e. within their capability, qualifications, training and experience.
  • Not knowingly act, assist or engage in fraudulent or dishonest work or practice
  • Apply skill and knowledge in the interest of, their client or employers to carry out work in a proper, impartial and proficient manner; and compete lawfully and faithfully,
  • Avoid or advise where a conflict of interest may arise between clients, employers or the public.
  • Ensure confidentiality of copyright information or material obtained in the course of your work is not transferred to other parties unless accompanied by the written authority from a duly authorised person.
  • Provide professional advice and reports ensuring evidence, opinions or statements are accurate, objective and in a truthful manner; ensure reports and documents are based on adequate knowledge, identified interest, and state any limitations or conditions; and inform clients and employers when, in the interest of health and safety, further work is required or that work is outside your competence.
  • Continue ongoing professional development supporting others to further develop their knowledge and experience to improve competence – knowledge and skill to match changes in technology.
  • Demonstrate ongoing commitment and responsibility for the welfare and health and safety of the community and the environment, giving this priority before sectional or private interest.

AICIP use of certificate, logos and marks- All stakeholders

You may use the AICIP logo on your business card; letterhead; email signature and/or website. However, any use of the AICIP logo must be carried out in accordance with the rules specified in this document and the AICIP style guide. The following restrictions apply to any use of the AICIP logo:

  • AICIP logo shall be used on business cards; letterheads; company websites or signatures of Certified Inspectors. Any exemptions must be approved by AICIP in writing.
  • The AICIP logo may NOT be used on badges, clothing, hats or any type of apparel, or physical displays.
  • AICIP certification is NOT to be used in such a manner that may bring AICIP is disrepute, and not to make any statement regarding the certification that is deemed misleading or unauthorised by AICIP.
  • AICIP logo shall NOT be used in any manner that violates federal, state or local law.
  • The AICIP logo, identification card and certificate are NOT to be used in any misleading manner.
  • If you are found to be suspended or your certification has been withdrawn you MUST discontinue the use of all claims or references to your AICIP certification and immediately return your certificate and identification card issued by AICIP.

If the above requirements are not met AICIP reserves the right to request those using AICIP’s name, logo, or reference to AICIP in an unacceptable manner, to immediately desist and withdraw such documentation.

Where doubt exists on the use of the AICIP name, or logo, advice should be sought from AICIP before using.


Exam PapersNational LocationsDates (March)Dates (September)Times
ISI paper A & B - Theory Nationally** 16th March 2023 14th September 2023 AM - PM
ISI paper E - Practical* Nationally** 17th March 2023 15th September 2023 AM
SISI Paper C & D - Theory Nationally** 16th March 2023 14th September 2023 AM - PM
ISI/SISI Paper F - Recertification Nationally** 17th March 2023 14th September 2023 AM

*Additional dates for the exams may be added/deleted depending upon the applicant interest. Due to the current COVID situation the exam dates may change.
** Nationally – Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Darwin.


List of competencies

An applicant must demonstrate thorough knowledge, skills and ability that the competencies given in the AICIP Document 003-7 can be responsibly and consistently applied.

  • Competency “comprises knowledge and skills and the consistent application of that knowledge and skills to the standard of performance required in employment”. AICIP does not specify how competency is gained.

  • Competent Person usually means “a person who has acquired through training, qualification, or experience, or a combination of these, the knowledge and skills enabling that person to perform the task required”.

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