Extending the result of Tsai et al. , the apper develops ordinary and approximate acceptance sampling procedures under progressive censoring with intermittent inspections for exponential lifetimes. The proposed approach allows removing surviving items during the life test such that come extreme lifetimes can be sought, or the test
facilities can be freed up for other tests. A reduction in testing effort and administrative
convenience can be achieved by employing the proposed approach. Some of the proposed
sampling plans are tabulated and an example is introduced for illustration. Moreover, the influence of the censoring scheme on the proposed sampling plans is discussed.