The 2021 schedule for the Project Inspector Certification Examination is now available on the Apply and Maintain Project Inspector Certification webpage. (Those individuals previously registered for postponed/canceled 2020 Project Inspector Certification Examinations will be contacted individually by DSA regarding rescheduled examination dates which may be different than shown below. NOTE: Rescheduled examinations from 2020 will be based on the 2016 California Building Standards Code.) Much of the background information previously included in forms from prior years is now on the referenced webpage.

In 2021, further modifications will be made to the examination which may include, but not limited to, fee increases, new timelines to pass the examination, and clarifications to qualification criteria. Examination dates, sessions and locations are subject to change. Should any changes take place, they will be posted on this webpage, and all approved applicants will be notified.


Project Inspector Examination 
The examination is taking place on the following dates:
April 22 & 23 DSA LA Regional Office
May 4 & 5 DSA San Diego Regional Office 
June 15 & 16 DSA Sacramento Regional Office
August 18 & 19 DSA Sacramento Regional Office
September  28 & 29 DSA LA Regional Office 
December 7 & 8 DSA Sacramento Regional Office

You may sign up for one location only. Examinations will be held as shown (subject to change; please read the Site Form carefully that is provided after your application has been approved and you have registered for an exam date).

Please register using the latest application package form: DSA 175: Project Inspector Examination Application.

Please direct questions to the Project Inspector Certification Program at (916) 443-9932 or


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