Automotive Lift Inspector Certification Program
Registration Price: $2,100 USD
Registration includes the first inspector and entrance for one person, preferably your company’s Responsible Employee, to one of ALI’s mandatory Participant Orientations. Automotive lift inspectors, certified by ALI on behalf of the Participant company, shall be directly employed by the Participant or the Participant’s Authorized Operating Facility, and shall be classified as a W2 employee or its equivalent if in other countries. Also included are the reference and study materials for the first inspector. Additional inspectors can be registered for an additional fee of 550 USD and can be added at any time. The registration fee is non-refundable.
Once registered, ALI staff will provide the initial documents to complete within 48 hours of receiving your registration payment. We will also require your company’s proof of legal entity and that ALI be named as additionally insured under the general liability coverage on your insurance policy for $1 million (U.S.).
At least the Responsible Employee designated by your company will be required to attend one of ALI’s Participant Orientations. The Orientation can be attended by any other candidate inspectors as your company wishes to send.
The Certification Program has been developed as a self-study program, although inspectors can choose to attend training classes offered by some of ALI’s Member Companies if the inspector feels they would benefit from it. Attendance at one of these ALI Member Company-sponsored training classes is not a requirement of the Certification Program.
We will need proof that the inspector has at least 12 months of prior automotive lift experience. Candidates must have a minimum of 12 months prior experience in installation, inspection, or field service work for users, manufacturers, distributors, or service organizations of automotive lift products; or possess a recognized degree in the applicable field; or possess a certificate of professional standing; or possess extensive training, knowledge, and experience and have demonstrated the ability to solve or resolve problems relating to automotive lifts.
There are two exams that each inspector must pass. The exams are either computer-based or paper/pencil. The Pre-Course Exam fee is 170 USD for testing in the United States (205 USD for Canada / International). After the inspector receives a passing score report, they can then apply for the Course Exam. The Course Exam fee is 230 USD for an exam administered in the U.S. (280 USD for Canada / International). Locate a testing facility near you.
Candidates passing the Course Exam then begin documenting practical experience lift inspections. The candidate shall perform a minimum of six (6) light duty automotive lift inspections including at least one (1) each of the following lift types: single or multiple post in-ground lifts, hinged surface mounted lifts, and single or multiple post surface mounted lifts.
The candidate shall also perform a minimum of six (6) heavy duty automotive lift inspections including at least one (1) each of the following lift types: multiple post in-ground lifts, multiple post surface mounted lifts, hinged lifts, and a set consisting of a minimum of four (4) wheel-engaging mobile unit columns.
ALI’s LiftLab contains all lift types required to meet ALI’s Lift Inspector Certification Program requirement for the Practical Inspections. ALI staff will be reviewing completed inspections and allowing time to make all required corrections.
Certification is granted after successfully passing both exams, completion of required Practical Experience Inspections, and approval of all documentation by ALI.
After the first year, there is an annual participation fee for the Participant Company to remain in the Lift Inspector Certification Program. Currently, the fee for Associate Members is 750 USD for the participant company with one inspector and 225 USD for each additional inspector. Associate Membership is not required for participation in the Lift Inspector Certification Program. For Non-Members the annual participation fee is currently 850 USD for the participant company with one inspector and 225 USD for each additional inspector.
Certification is granted after successfully passing both exams, completion of required Practical Experience Inspections, and approval of all documentation by the Program Administrator.