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Certification FAQs

Have questions about the CAGI exams? We've answered the top questions below:

How long is the exam?

The CCASS exam is 80 multiple choice questions, and examinees have 1.5 hours to complete the exam.

The CCASA exam is 80 multiple choice questions, and examinees have 1.5 hours to complete the exam.

How do I prepare for the exam?

CCASS is designed to assess understanding of compressed air systems and related concepts. The exam’s focus is on applied knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA); therefore, the study of references alone is not likely to ensure success on the exam. CAGI does not publish a study guide, but a list of resources will guide study efforts.

CCASA is designed to verify understanding of and ability to apply ANSI/ASME EA4 and ISO 11011. Certification as a Compressed Air System Specialist is a prerequisite to the Compressed Air System Assessor program. CAGI does not publish a study guide, but a list of resources will guide study efforts.

How long will I have to wait to get my results?

The exams are computer-based; therefore, results will be immediate.

May I retake the exam if I had an unsuccessful attempt?

Examinees must wait at least three months before reapplying to take an exam. You will be required to pay the application fee for each additional exam.

How long does my certification last?

The CCASS and the CCASA certifications are active for three years. Certified individuals must recertify every three years to maintain their recertification. For more information on recertification and to access an application for recertification, click here for CCASS Recertification and here for CCASA Recertification.

How can I file an appeal or complaint?

Use the Appeal Submission Form or the Complaint Submission Form.