Certification Exams

NEXT 2020 Examination Session (17 October –– 1 November)

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2020 IICL Container and Chassis Inspector Certification Examinations

17 October – 1 November Examinations




The IICL Container and Chassis Inspector Certification Examinations are computer based examinations provided at numerous proctored test centers around the world, and each exam will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions in English. The traditional pen and paper version of the examination is no longer offered. The next certification examinations will be held from 17 October – 1 November.

Registrations fees are $475 USD for the container and $375 USD for the chassis examinations. Each student must 1. create a user account, register/pay for the examination and 2. select a specific location, date and time to participate in the examinations.

Early registrants will be given priority for their choices of dates and times, therefore, we encourage early registration and scheduling to ensure seating.

NEW! The IICL Online Preparatory Course for the IICL Container Examination was developed to assist individuals preparing to take the exam. The online training course consists of 3 modules having slides and movies addressing inspections, repairs including proper inspection practices and recommended repair criteria selection.

The training modules are based on the latest guides for container inspection, repairs and technical bulletins. A test simulating the exam is built into the training module enabling students to evaluate their knowledge.

While self-study of selected manuals and technical bulletins are required, the IICL also offers training classes that can supplement the student's industry knowledge and assist in preparation for the exams. The inspection examination program was developed by the IICL to further promote important industry wide matters of proper inspection, repair, maintenance and operational issues. The exam tests the students understanding of the technical aspects and the complexities of maintaining and operating various equipment types.

Individuals who pass either of the IICL inspection examinations will have an industry-recognized level of competency. This competency can be used as a foundation for continuing their education process in the industry with the potential for them to move on to more specialized industry related issues. The certification is valid for five (5) years after which an inspector must pass the examination to become re-certified.



Registrations may be cancelled before the examination date; however, IICL does not retain credit towards future tests. all fees for candidates canceling before the test date will be refunded according to the schedule below.

Refunds will only be made if a candidate notifies IICL prior to one of the cancellation dates by e-mail info@iicl.org  



Cancellations from 3 APRIL 2020 – 31 AUGUST 2020:

Registration fee refunded minus $100.00 cancellation fee

Cancellations from 1 SEPTEMBER 2020 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2020:

Registration fee refunded minus $200.00 cancellation fee