How do I become a registered inspector?
To become a registered inspector (RI) you must meet one of the qualifications as outlined in the USDOT regulations for a RI found in 49 CFR 171.8 as shown below. There are no shortcuts to becoming a RI. Simply taking a class or training does not automatically make you a RI.
Registered Inspector means a person registered with the Department in accordance with subpart F of part 107 of this chapter who has the knowledge and ability to determine whether a cargo tank conforms to the applicable DOT specification. A Registered Inspector meets the knowledge and ability requirements of this section by meeting any one of the following requirements:
(1) Has an engineering degree and one year of work experience relating to the testing and inspection of cargo tanks;
(2) Has an associate degree in engineering and two years of work experience relating to the testing and inspection of cargo tanks;
(3) Has a high school diploma (or General Equivalency Diploma) and three years of work experience relating to the testing and inspection of cargo tanks; or
(4) Has at least three years' experience performing the duties of a Registered Inspector prior to September 1, 1991.
Why should I attend this workshop?
As a hazardous materials employee, a registered inspector is required by 49 CFR 172.704 to at least once every 3 years have hazardous materials training. While these 2 day classes will not in themselves make you a RI, they will certainly make you a better registered inspector. What better way to help make sure you are testing and inspecting cargo tanks correctly then to attend a class taught by current and retired FMCSA, USDOT hazardous materials investigators.
What other training do registered inspectors need?
The USDOT requires specific categories of training that all hazardous materials employees are required to have, including RI’s. While these classes are great and without a doubt are very beneficial, it is not possible in this setting to provide all the “function specific” training to each student.
You may need additional training to cover all your requirements for function specific; and depending on your operation, if you need in-depth security training.
How do I obtain a CT number?
The USDOT, FMSCA office administers the CT number program. There are a couple of ways to update, renew or get a new CT number. The easiest way is to simply go to this link. Complete the form and upload it to the location as shown on the webpage.