Who We Are

About the International Code Council

The International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions that include product evaluation, accreditation, technology, training, and certification. The Code Council's codes, standards, and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable, and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.

The International Code Council (ICC) family of solutions includes the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC‑ES), S. K. Ghosh Associates, the International Accreditation Service (IAS), General Code, ICC NTA, ICC Community Development Solutions, Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR), and American Legal Publishing, which are dedicated to the construction of safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Find out more about each of our individual family of solutions here.

For more information about the Code Council, view our overview video, read our annual report, our overview brochure, and our 2025 strategic plan.

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Creating safe, affordable, and sustainable buildings and communities.


To provide the information, tools, and resources that members rely on, building safety professionals turn to, and the public trusts.

Core Values

The International Code Council is the largest international association of building safety professionals. The Code Council is the trusted source of model codes and standards that establish the baseline for building safety globally and create a level playing field for builders and manufacturers. International Code Council building safety solutions draw directly from the expertise we develop in authoring the international codes and standards and apply that to product evaluation, accreditation, certification, codification, training, and technology.

At the Code Council, we understand that cultivating a diverse and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, to make our buildings safe and our communities more resilient. We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, national origin, race, physical ability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital or relationship status, language, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.

Recognizing that individuals from a range of human differences have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing inclusion in all activities of the Code Council.


The International Code Council was established in 1994, with the goal of developing a single set of national model construction codes. It brought together three different organizations that had developed three separate sets of model codes throughout the U.S.: Building Offi­cials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI).

We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we are committed to providing a work environment free of harassment and discrimination.