ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who meet both of the following requirements:
- A passing grade on the ACI written examination, and
- Successful completion of the ACI performance examination.
The two-hour written examination is open-book and consists of approximately 100 multiple-choice questions. There are 8 to 12 questions on each standard.
To pass the written examination, both of the following conditions must be met:
- At least 60% correct for each of the required standards, and
- A minimum score of 70% overall.
The performance examination is closed-book and requires actual demonstration of the required standards. The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform or describe all of the required procedures for each standard.
Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.
Recertification requires successful completion of both the written and performance examinations.