2014 Container Inspector's Examination

11 October 2014 — Worldwide

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Container Inspector's Test Information Bulletin & Forms:

Registration Deadlines and fees for the October and November sessions are outlined below.

  1. Test Information Bulletin (13 pages) Required for each candidate.
    Container Inspector's Test candidates must download and read this bulletin. This document may take several minutes to download because of graphics.

  2. Online Registration

  3. EDIS Technical Bulletin (TB-002)

  4. Scholarship Form

  5. Order Publications Online The container examination is based upon Seven (7) IICL publications and IICL Technical Bulletin 002. If you own these publications, make sure that your publications are the latest editions.

For additional information please contact: info@iicl.org

Registration Deadlines and Fees:

EARLY REGISTRATION: Until 23 May 2014 US $325.00
REGULAR REGISTRATION: 24 May - 1 August 2014 US $375.00
LATE REGISTRATION: 2 August – 19 September 2014 US $400.00
Refund policies and cancellation schedule for the early, regular and late registration periods are listed on page 4 of the Container Inspector's Examination Test Information Bulletin No refunds after
12 September 2014

Container Inspector's Test Background Information

The IICL Container Inspector's Certification Examination is held once a year around the world in over 69 test centers. No preparatory classes or courses are available from IICL; self-study is required. The 2-1/2 hour Container Inspector's Examination (in English only) will consist of 100 multiple choice questions based the IICL guides and manuals listed in the Container Examination Information Bulletin (also in English only).

All candidates who pass the exam receive an IICL certificate and a photo-identification card. The certification is valid for five years, after which, an inspector must pass the exam again to become re-certified. Certified inspectors are listed in the IICL Inspection Directory, which is updated annually. The Directory also includes companies that employ IICL-certified inspectors, and features professional advertisement listings by depot/repair and surveying companies. The Directory is distributed to major ship lines, leasing companies, and others on a worldwide basis.

The IICL has developed the Container Inspection Examination program to further promote important industry wide matters of proper inspection, repair, maintenance and operational issues. The exam, which is based upon various IICL manuals, allows the student to understand technical aspects and the complexities of maintaining and operating various equipment types. In preparing for the exam the applicant will be asked to study 7 IICL publications as well as a technical bulletin which is the bases for all questions contained in the exam. Individuals who pass the IICL container inspection examination will have a sound foundation for continuing their education in the container industry and allow them to move on to more specialized industry related issues.

More than 3,700 container inspectors, in 69 countries, are currently certified by IICL, and more than 1,200 companies and company branches employ IICL-certified container inspectors.

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