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ACE Inspector Level III

The Inspector III Certification is designed for Inspectors who work independently to perform all ITM duties.  An Inspector III certification is reserved for individuals who have a minimum of 8,000 hours of work experience (within the previous five calendar years) specific to the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems and may serve in a supervisory role. Candidates testing for Level III must show an understanding of, and some experience working with, a variety of complex system types including, but not limited to, Water Spray, Foam-Water, and Water-Mist systems.  Additionally, candidates should also have experience conducting obstruction investigations, impairment management and an overall knowledge of the ITM processes.

Inspector III Prerequisites to take the exam:

  • 8,000 hours of work experience specific to inspections, testing and maintenance or water-based fire protection systems obtained within the previous five years.  
  • 32 hours of relevant training in the previous 36 months (24 hours must be specific to ITM of water-based fire protection systems, the additional eight hours can simply be industry related).

Tests are based on NFPA 25 2023 edition.

ACE is looking for individuals who want to grow in their field to take the ACE Level III certification exam. The exam is being offered to a select number of individuals who meet the prerequisites outlined above before it is available to the public.  If you would like to be considered, please fill out the form below and we will be in contact!  Thank you for your interest!

Level III Certification

By clicking submit, you are confirming you have met the prerequisites outlined above and would like to take the ACE Level III Inspector certification exam. Please note: completion of this form does not guarantee that you will be approved to take the exam during this initial period.  ACE will be reaching out to those interested with more information.