Amusement Ride Inspector Qualifications
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The Missouri division of Fire Safety must verify if the amusement ride inspector has met the minimum qualifications, as identified in 11 CSR 40-6.060, before inspection documentation will be accepted. To determine if your inspector has met the necessary qualifications, check our listing of qualified inspectors or contact the Missouri division of Fire Safety.
If the division has not approved the inspector, he/she must complete and submit an application and meet requirements set by the division to be qualified as an Amusement Ride Safety Inspector. The applicant must also submit documentation to determine if the minimum requirements have been met. Amusement Ride Operating Permit(s) will not be issued until the inspector is approved.
Minimum qualifications of an inspector are:
- Shall provide to the division a resume detailing inspector's educational/experience history;
- Shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
- Shall possess a high school diploma or equivalent General Education Development (GED);
- Possess a minimum of three years experience in the design, repair, operation or inspection of amusement rides and devices;
- Possess knowledge of the requirements of the American Welding Society pertaining to the welding of parts;
- Possess basic knowledge of the requirements of NFPA70, National Electrical Code, Article 525 - Carnivals, circuses, fairs, and similar events;
- Possess basic principles of mechanical and structural engineering;
- Shall be familiar with nondestructive testing procedures;
- Possess basic knowledge of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) requirements for amusement rides and devices; and
- Certified by the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO) to have and maintain at least a level one certification; or
- Shall provide documentation as being a certified amusement ride inspector with the American Industry Manufacturing and Suppliers (AIMS) and meets such qualifications as are established by the Amusement Ride Safety Board.