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Tennessee Law requires companies to select qualified inspectors to perform the required inspections. Inspection fees are separate and unrelated to state fees. The Amusement Device Unit requires Inspection Reports to be completed and dated within 3 months of the permit application date.

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: 

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.

Industry Standards

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.


Amusement Device Unit

(615) 741-1900