Program Requirements



  1. Candidate must be recommended by a Professional Engineer who knows, and can attest to, at least six months of acceptable experience performing CQA activities with MSE walls, berms, or slopes using geosynthetic reinforcement.
  2. The candidate must submit a completed application and be approved by the Geosynthetic Certification Institute to take the exam.
  3. The candidate or his/her firm must pay a one-time fee which covers a 5-year period upon completion of the above items.  The fee is $500 for 5-years of certification.
  4. The candidate must successfully pass a written examination (70% is the passing grade) proctored by GCI or GCI designated organization and graded by the Geosynthetic Certification Institute to become a certified inspector.