Certification Procedure







*Tests must be pre-paid at time of ordering

Classifications and Experience Time



Portable Line Pump
Large Line Pump/Non-Portable
Boom Pump
50 Meter and Larger Boom
Separate Placing Boom

Experience Time Required
3 months
12 months
12 months
18 months
6 months
6 months


  1. Minimum age of 18 years old – older for interstate travel and in certain states
  2. Possess a valid driver’s license
  3. Fulfill the ACPA continuing education requirement prior to testing in one of two ways:
  1. View the ACPA Operator Safety Presentation DVD and take the corresponding segment review quizzes. The operator, along with their supervisor, must sign and send the “Affidavit of Completion” included on the CD within the program either prior to or with the test before processing, or;
  2. Attend an ACPA Operator Safety Seminar
  1. Possess the required amount of equipment experience time in a given section
  1. Any operator who takes the certification test but does not meet the minimum equipment experience time in a classification will receive a “Safety Card”
  2. Any operator who obtains the required amount of experience time within their current certification period and who has passed the appropriate certification test sections can update their certification classifications by submitting an “Affidavit of Experience Time” to the National Office


Certification is valid for two years. The operator has until the last day of the certification expiration month to maintain certification.  As an example, an operator who takes the certification test on January 3rd, 2018 will have until January 31st, 2020 to fulfill the continuing education requirement and take the certification test in order to maintain certification.

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