Division of code enforcement and administration

A building safety inspector performs fire safety and property maintenance inspections on existing buildings. To receive a building safety inspector certification, an individual must complete Courses 9A16, 9B16 and 9C16. These courses must be completed within 18 months of your appointment date to the position or within 18 months from the date of the first training course attended, whichever is the shorter. Failure to complete these courses within that time frame will result in the forfeiture of the accrued basic code enforcement training credit.

A code enforcement official performs any enforcement activity.

To receive a code enforcement official certification, an individual must complete Course 9A16, 9B16, 9C16, 9D16, 9E16 and 9F16. These courses must be completed within 18 months of your appointment date to the position or within 18 months from the date of the first training course attended, whichever is the shorter. Failure to complete these courses within that time frame will result in the forfeiture of the accrued basic code enforcement training credit. Course Names and Descriptions

This program will discuss the role of the Code Enforcement Official and the practices necessary to carry out the job for a local government, including the process; from permit issuance, inspections, records and paperwork, through enforcement actions and legal recourse. In addition, a quick historical side trip will provide a perspective for the laws and regulations which have been enacted to create a uniform statewide approach to code enforcement. This course is designed to provide 21 hours of classroom training including a 1 hour final exam.

The focus of this portion of the course is to understand the basic principles which create a building that will endure the effects of fire and enable its occupants to safely escape. The New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code provides this blueprint. This course addresses the basic concepts in the code which establish the minimum construction standards for all new buildings, and demonstrates how the code balances the potential hazards of the occupancy with the benefits of fire resistant construction techniques, notifications and suppression equipment and systems, and proper planning. This course is designed to provide 21 hours of classroom training including a 1.5 hour final exam.

Course 9C will provide the individual with the skills required to conduct inspections of existing buildings using the International Fire Code and the International Property Maintenance Codes. The course will consist of standard lecture on a topic, followed by a virtual inspection, requiring the student to utilize the information gained from the lecture. This course is designed to provide 21 hours of classroom training including a 1.5 hour final exam.

This program will acquaint code enforcement officials with the systems and equipment requirements and the structural requirements of the Uniform Code. In the first module, “Systems and Equipment”, the organization, applicability and content of the International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Plumbing Code, International Energy Conservation Construction Code and International Residential Code will be addressed. The second module, “Structural Requirements”, will consist of basic load and design theory and the resulting structural requirements in the International Building Code and International Residential Code. This course will provide 21 hours of classroom training including a 1.5 hour final exam.

This course will address the construction requirements for one and two-family dwellings and low-rise multiple dwellings using the International Residential Code as the compliance method. The program is designed to take the student through the steps of a typical code enforcement permit process, including code research, plan review and the inspection process. This course will provide 21 hours of classroom training including a 1.5 hour final exam.

Course 9F addresses the construction requirements for a commercial structure using the International Building Code as the method of compliance. This program will take the students through a typical plan review process utilizing information from the preceding courses as well as specific code references pertaining to the detailed drawings used for this course. An inspection form following the course outline is included in the student handout material. This course is designed to provide 21 hours of classroom training including a 1.5 hour final examination.

Click here for an updated list (as of 1/7/2019) of basic training courses that are being offered from January – July 2019. The exact location of the course will emailed to you when you are confirmed for the course. Individuals that are accepted into Course 9A16 and apply for the entire sequence at one location will be guaranteed a reservation in that sequence.

Uniform and Energy Code Books are required for each of the basic training courses. Please use the table below to determine which books are needed for each course. Under the title of the basic training course, an X is provided next to each code book that will be used in that course. Please note that you must have the exact edition or printing of each book as indicated below. Please contact the International Code Council at 1-800-786-4452 to order these books.