There is a formal certification process for Qualified Parking Structures Inspectors (QPSI) as per the NYC Rules and NYC Administrative Code. To become a certified QPSI, the candidate must be a registered professional engineer in New York State. In addition, the QPSI candidate will be required to document to the Department, a minimum of three (3) years of structural engineering experience with the following, as it pertains to parking structures:
The QPSI candidate will be required to submit a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) with three sample engineering projects, regarding either the design of parking structures and/or inspection and parking structures structural repairs or forensic investigations.
Upon review of the QPSI candidate’s CV, sample engineering reports, and projects the Parking Structures Unit will schedule an interview with the candidate. The interview will consist of a series of questions designed to examine the candidate’s knowledge of structural engineering and of the NYC Building Code and Rule requirements regarding parking structures.
If you are interested in becoming a QPSI please email the Department’s Parking Structures Unit at ParkingStructures@buildings.nyc.gov.