The Inspector Certification Program is designed to confirm the knowledge of individuals working in the inspection field within the amusement industry.
Certification is an outward demonstration of one’s knowledge of general activities and technologies that are an integral part of a daily amusement ride program and his or her participation in such activities and programs. Certification is useful in securing additional business opportunities and jurisdictional accreditation as well as personal development.
There are three levels of Inspector Certification:
- Level I, Associate Ride Inspector (ARI)
- Level II, Certified Ride Inspector (CRI)
- Level III, Professional Ride Inspector (PRI)
In order to achieve certification an individual must provide verification of his or her industry and experience and education. In addition, he or she must receive passing scores on the certification exams. Certifications are renewable. In order to maintain certification, receipt of continuing education units (CEUs), attendance in an AIMS- approved curriculum, and involvement in the amusement industry must be documented.
The AIMS Inspector Certification Program is an internationally recognized program for verification of knowledge and participation in the field of amusement ride inspection.
When an individual achieves a Level III certification, it will be clear that the person is a valuable asset to the amusement industry. A Professional Ride Inspector (PRI) is a person who not only has gained knowledge with years of experience, but he or she also unselfishly gives back to the industry from which he or she has benefited.