The 2021 Edition of RCI-1 is now available.

2021 Edition of RCI-1 Now Available


The 2021 Edition of NB-263, RCI-1, Rules for Commissioned Inspectors took effect January 1, 2021 and becomes mandatory on July 1. Copies of the 2021 Edition of RCI-1 were mailed to all commissioned inspectors in September. The 2021 Edition of RCI-1, Rules for Commissioned Inspectors, marks the latest revision to the requirements for becoming a National Board Commissioned Inspector.

Organized into eight Parts, NB-263 – more commonly referred to as RCI-1 – describes requirements and representative duties for National Board Commissioned Inspectors and inspector supervisors.

The latest edition is a culmination of a two-year cycle of work by the Committee on Qualifications for Inspection, which is tasked with maintaining and proposing revisions to RCI-1. The committee meets regularly to consider revisions to existing requirements and formulate new requirements as needed. Revisions to the 2021 Edition include technical and editorial changes and a reorganized Part 1.

The 2021 Edition of RCI-1 also is available in Spanish.

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