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Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL)

The IICL has developed dry van container, refrigerated container and chassis inspection examination programs to further promote important industry wide matters of proper inspection, repair, maintenance and operational issues. This competency can be used as a foundation for continuing their education process in the industry with the potential for them to move on to more specialized industry related issues. The exams test the student's understanding of the technical aspects and the complexities of maintaining and operating various equipment types.

The IICL Dry Van Container, Refrigerated Container and Chassis Inspector Certification Examinations are computer based examinations provided at numerous proctored test centers around the world. Each exam will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions in English, Spanish and Chinese for the dry van and refrigerated container exams, English only for the Chassis examination. Individuals who pass either of the IICL inspection examinations will have an industry-recognized level of competency. The certification is valid for five years after which an inspector must pass the examination to become re-certified.

While self study of selected manuals and technical bulletins are required, the IICL also offers online training classes that can supplement the student’s industry knowledge and assist in preparation for the exams.

IICL Exam Application

Before scheduling an exam appointment, you must first complete the certification registration and payment process at the IICL program website.

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Scheduling an Exam Appointment

Once you have completed the certification registration and payment, you may schedule your exam appointment online 7 days per week, 24 hours per day by logging in to your account at the IICL program website -  User Login | IICL Education Module. Exam appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

To schedule an exam appointment, log in to your IICL account at the site noted above, go to your Library and select “schedule” on the current registrations page for the exam you wish to schedule.

After you schedule your exam appointment, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation email listing the type of exam, your exam date, your examination time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center you have selected.

Rescheduling or Cancelling an Exam

To reschedule or cancel an exam appointment, log in to your account at the IICL program website- User Login | IICL Education Module and follow the instructions provided on the current registrations page.

Exam appointments may be rescheduled or cancelled through your account up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Please be advised that reschedule and cancellation requests for appointments that are less than 48 hours away cannot be supported.

Please Note: If you want to withdraw or cancel your exam certification application, contact IICL directly for specific information on the withdrawal dates and possible refunds at

Test Results

Your examination results will not be available at the test center. Results will be posted to the transcript page of your IICL user account within 48 of the examination date. Please log into your IICL user account to view the exam results 48 hours after you have taken the test.

Test Preparation

The dry van container, refrigerated container and chassis inspector certification examinations are based upon IICL publications and guides. To prepare for your IICL Certification Exam, you can find study materials and technical guides listed in the Test Information Bulletin in the examination page and exam materials:

Last updated 2023-02-02