Christopher Jensen earns first Master Code Professional in the State of New York
Canandaigua Town Code Enforcement Officer earns the highest level of certification the Code Council offers.
Canandaigua Town Code Enforcement Officer Christopher Jensen was recognized as the first Master Code Professional (MCP) in the State of New York by the International Code Council. To obtain this level of certification requires and demonstrates commitment to the profession, diverse knowledge of codes and a high level of self-initiative. The Canandaigua Town Board recognized Jensen’s achievement through a special resolution during their meeting on March 20, 2017.
“We are all delighted to recognize Chris’ achievement as a Master Code Professional,” said Canandaigua Town Manager Doug Finch. “Chris’ commitment to the highest quality construction and code enforcement is vital to assist with the local term protection of the residents of the Town of Canandaigua through the highest level of knowledge in terms of building codes.”
The Code Council’s Master Code Professional designation is the highest level of ICC certification and is the “gold standard” for demonstrating proficiency in the code profession. Currently, there are more than 900 MCP professionals worldwide, and their achievements are a benefit to the code enforcement profession, as well as their communities. By becoming a Master Code Professional, the highest level of certification in the Code Council’s program, you can increase earnings and advance your career. The Council has certified thousands of individuals, but only a select number have attained this high-level of achievement.
“The Master Code Professional certification is the pinnacle of all ICC certifications, representing a level of effort, knowledge, and dedication that elevates not only the individual achieving it, but the code official profession as a whole,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO.
To become an ICC Master Code Professional, a candidate must first earn eight core ICC certifications plus an additional number of elective ICC certifications. Typical Master Code Professionals hold 17 or more ICC certifications. To become Master Code Professional, certified individuals must complete an additional 45 hours of Continuing Education Units every three years to maintain active status. Master Code Professionals are typically responsible for all technical and management aspects of code enforcement with duties that range from the management of a code enforcement department to the supervision of inspectors and plan reviewers.
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