Find an Inspector
Tennessee Law requires companies to select qualified inspectors to perform the required inspections. Inspection fees are separate and unrelated to state fees.
A qualified inspector may be found by the Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development to possess the requisite training and experience in respect to amusement devices to competently perform inspections or may be certified by one of the recognized organizations of ACCT, AIMS or NAARSO. Persons interested in obtaining a qualified inspector should use the following links below to access lists of inspectors certified by each organization:
- The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)** is an organization that sets standards for the challenge course industry, including installation, equipment, inspections, operations, practitioner certification, and qualifications for the challenge course professional.
- The Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers (AIMS) Trade Association is a nonprofit organization representing Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers worldwide. AIMS conducts certification programs for inspection, maintenance, and operations.
- The National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO) is a nonprofit organization that provides resources for amusement industry professionals dedicated to the safety of the industry and its patrons. NAARSO administers a certification program for amusement device inspectors.
Note: The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development does not employ amusement device inspectors and none of the inspectors certified by the associations listed above are employees of the State of Tennessee.
** In March 2015, the ACCT was approved by the commissioner as a certifying agency. ACCT is approved to inspect Challenge Courses, Zip Lines and Canopy Tours only.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of international voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services. Consult ASTM for standards developed for amusement rides and devices regarding inspection, maintenance, and special safety instructions.
The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) establishes and promotes the standard of care and measure of excellence that defines professional practice and effective challenge course programs. ACCT develops, refines and publishes standards for installing, maintaining and managing challenge courses; provides forums for education and professional development; and advocates for the challenge course and adventure industry.