Apply for an Exam Development Committee
Make your opinion matter. If you’ve ever been interested in having a say in the development and maintenance of the ICC National Certification exams, now’s the time to apply. But hurry — the closing date for receipt of applications is Sept. 14, 2018.
We have openings beginning Jan. 1, 2019, on the following Exam Development Committees (EDCs):
Mechanical — responsible for the following exams:
Residential Mechanical Inspector (exam ID M1)
Commercial Mechanical Inspector (exam ID M2)
Mechanical Plans Examiner(exam ID M3)
Plumbing/Fuel Gas — responsible for the following exams:
Residential Plumbing Inspector (exam ID P1)
Commercial Plumbing Inspector (exam ID P2)
Plumbing Plans Examiner(exam ID P3)
Fuel Gas Inspector (exam ID FG)
Portable/Pre-engineered Fire Equipment — responsible for the following exams:
Certified Portable Fire Extinguisher Technician (exam ID FE)
Pre-engineered Kitchen Fire Extinguishing System Technician (exam ID FK)
Pre-engineered Industrial Fire Extinguishing System Technician (exam ID FN)
Residential Building — responsible for the following exams:
Residential Building Inspector (exam ID B1)
Residential Plans Examiner (exam ID R3)
EDC members are appointed by the Certification Committee of the Professional Development Council for three-year terms. Applications are reviewed for experience, education, certifications held, previous committee experience and geographic location/municipality size to ensure our committees are representative of the entire U.S.
EDC membership is a three-year commitment (three-year terms; maximum of two terms) with high-performance standards expected of the volunteers. Being part of an EDC requires work within a close team, adherence to attendance and timely completion of assignments, and dedication to the development and maintenance of psychometrically rigorous examinations.
EDC membership carries an obligation to participate actively in all work of the EDC throughout the life of your term. These expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Contribution and generation of information in a working team environment.
- Attendance at all ICC in-person meetings, which generally occur once every three-year term.
- These meetings will require three to four days of time away from your workplace.
- Attendance in scheduled web teleconferences throughout the year.
- These meetings will cover various items required in the development, validation, and maintenance of examinations, to include candidate appeals.
- These meetings generally last two hours.
- Access to internet and electronic mediums such as desktops, laptops and/or or tablets will be required.
- Prompt completion of homework assignments.
If appointed as an EDC member, you will be part of a small team entrusted with the quality of high-stakes examinations. Therefore, your commitment to abide by the expectations set forth is imperative, and you may be removed from the EDC should you be unable to fulfill these obligations.
In addition, EDC members are required sign transfer of copyright and confidentiality agreements to protect examination security and to avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest by those involved in the preparation, validation or administration of its examinations.
Throughout your term, you will be required to meet via web conference up to several times per year and an in-person meeting, based on the needs of the exam program. Generally, in-person meetings are held no more than once a year for a two- to three-day period, with travel expenses covered by the International Code Council. No testing experience is necessary; the Code Council will provide comprehensive training initially, and ongoing assistance as needed.
Besides helping ICC to ensure the certification exams are valid, reliable, fair and defensible, participation in an EDC earns continuing education unit credits toward renewal of your certifications.
If you have additional questions about the duties and responsibilities of an EDC member, please feel free to contact us at 888-422-7233, ext. 5524 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.