Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector


A certified Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge required to properly inspect the installation of adhesive 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.


Certification Testing Member: $550 Non Member: $560

Includes study guide, classroom review, mandatory adhesive anchor installation demonstration, and written exams.

Written Exam Only Member: $220 Non Member: $275

Only for those individuals who failed their written exam on their first attempt. Fee includes review session and written or performance exam. (no study guide)



7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Classroom Review Session

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Mandatory Adhesive Anchor Installation Demonstration

12:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Written Exams 

*Times and days are subject to change without notice.


Individuals requesting special accommodations enabling them to participate in ACI certification examinations must submit a letter from their primary physician to the Las Vegas Chapter ACI describing the physical challenge and providing a proposed solution (i.e. more time, a reader for the questions, physical assistance, etc.).  The Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas 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 five (5) business days prior to a certification training or testing session 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


This program requires knowledge of adhesive anchor installation including:

  • Understanding the Special Inspector’s role on the jobsite

  • Knowledge of the difference between periodic and continuous inspection and under what conditions each is required

  • Understanding jobsite conditions relevant for correct selection of installation procedures in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions (e.g. concrete age, wetness, hole drilling method used, possible embedded obstructions, and air and concrete temperature)

  • Proper location of anchors (spacing, edge distance, and member thickness)

  • Understanding the manufacturer’s instructions (pictograms, text) and the proper procedures, sequence, and tools to clean the hole

  • Importance of proper selection and assembly of the injection equipment

  • Importance of injection of adhesive into holes at various orientations to the proper depth using proper technique and equipment to minimizes air voids

  • Recognition of time limits for installation and positioning of anchor element (i.e., gel time) depending on type of adhesive, ambient conditions, and size/depth of anchor hole

  • Recognition of warning signs of potential deviation from the construction documents and the manufacturer printed installation instructions

  • Knowledge of inspection requirements and the documents in which they are cited

  • Knowledge of proof loading requirements


  • ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who attain passing grades on the ACI written examinations.

  • Attend an adhesive anchor installation practice session, which must include the vertical down, and vertical up installations utilizing both system types (retaining cap and piston plug). These sessions are available through ACI Certification Sponsoring Groups.

  • 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 seventy-five-minute inspection examination is open-book and consists of approximately 55 multiple choice questions. To pass the installation examination the examinee must attain a minimum score of 70%.


Job Task Analysis (JTA) for ACI Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector Certification