Inflatable Mechanic ADM-I Training
So you have decided that you want to take the next step in your party rental business? In order to start setting up inflatables in Ontario on public property, your business needs to be TSSA certified. You can only get TSSA certified if you have inflatable mechanic employed or on contract to set up and take down your bouncy castles. Let me tell you this right now, you are about to go down a very expensive path. The best way to get certified is to find another ADM-I that is willing to give you your hours needed to get certified yourself. Here is the big industry secret . . . no one wants to give you your hours needed, because they don’t want to create more competitors. TSSA does not make it easy for you to get certified. Thankfully after my first 6 years in business, I was fortune enough to find someone that was willing to help me get my hours needed to become an Inflatable Mechanic.
What do I need to become an Inflatable Mechanic?
Here are the steps needed to become an inflatable mechanic:
- You need to find another ADM-I mechanic that is willing to train you. You will need 240 hours of training with the mechanic or approximately 6 months working experience.
- Once you have the required hours you will need to get your SKILLS Passport filled out by the mechanic.
- Once your SKILLS Passport is filled out you will get a “Letter of Recommendation” for your trainer.
- Once you have completed all these steps you can submit your forms to take your exam.
Whats on the ADM-I Exam?
This is a very good question. Here is what I can tell you about the exam. It really does not have anything to do with inflatables or bouncy castles. The questions don’t relate to our industry at all. I remember reading one of the questions and it was along the lines of “If there is an electrical fire, what kind of extinguisher do use?” I have no freaking idea. TSSA bases all of their standards on the ASTM International standards. TSSA does not provide you with any reading materials or anything to study. A couple things to note about the exam:
- It is multiple choice exam
- You will need a 75% to pass
- If you fail more then 2 times you will have to wait to take the exam again
I am now a ADM-I Mechanic, now what?
Congratulations, you are now apart of the small club of inflatable mechanics in Ontario. Now that you have your mechanic license its time to start filling out forms on the TSSA website. You will now have to get your business certified, your inflatables certified, get dossiers made by engineers and finally your inspections. Did I mention this will be expensive to get certified? There is a lot of steps needed to get your business TSSA certified. The pay off is you can legally set up for events, which hopefully make your more money!
Do you provide training for ADM-I?
You better believe I provide training to become an Inflatable Mechanic. Under the condition that you are not local to Brantford, Ontario. I have trained about 10 mechanics over the last 7 years. My fee is $1500 and I will train and provide you with everything needed to get your Inflatable mechanic license. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for reading -Dan www.ashleesevents.com