Freshen up on permit tech skills
Permit technicians can freshen up on technical skills at an upcoming International Code Council Institute.
The 2008 Permit Technician Institute, November 5-7, in Dallas, Texas, provides permit technicians with the latest specialized training and information they need to perform their jobs in code administration. Sponsored by the North Central Texas Permit Technicians Chapter, the Institute will cover: legal principles for the administration of the building department; code language and code enforcement; reading construction documents; reviewing submitted documents; and the permitting and inspection process. Attendees will also sharpen their customer relations skills and learn how to reference the International Codes to find answers to frequently asked questions.
The Institute is perfectly suited for permit technicians who are looking to improve their expertise, develop professionally and seek certification. They will gain useful knowledge, meet with colleagues from other jurisdictions and share best practices during this three-day course.
To register for the 2008 Permit Tech Institute, visit www.iccsafe.org/training/institutes or call 1-888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233), ext. 33818. The registration fee, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $510 for Code Council members and $660 for non-members. Registrants also receive instructional materials and continuing education credit.
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council.