ICC College Technical Training Program


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The International Code Council’s College Technical Training Program (CTTP) is one part of ICC’s Safety 2.0 initiative to welcome the next generation of leaders to the building safety profession. This program works in tandem with existing construction trades, construction technology and engineering programs to encourage colleges and trade schools to teach students about codes and standards.

Along with the ICC High School Technical Training Program (HSTTP), these educational programs integrate courses on one or more of the International Codes into schools’ current construction trade curricula. Students receive a nationally-recognized Certificate of Completion (COC) from the Code Council upon completion of any of six disciplines – building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, masonry and energy – and passing a final exam.

The building safety profession is an excellent option for young adults looking for a rewarding, high-paying career.

  1. The demand for skilled workers is up. Over the next 15 years, the building industry will experience a loss of 80 percent of the existing skilled workforce. This is an excellent career field for those looking for a challenging and enduring career.
  2. Help your community. Building safety professionals help ensure that our buildings are safe and our communities are resilient by protecting us against disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse.
  3. Salaries are high. According to a 2014 study, the median salary for code officials is between $50,000 and $75,000 per year. And, there’s room for growth! One fifth of the survey respondents earned between $75,000 and $100,000 annually. This is significantly above the median household income of $51,017 reported by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2012.
  4. Testing is easily accessible. Most certifications take around 150 hours of study and testing. Candidates can get started from anywhere. Many of our trainings are available online, and our online testing center, PRONTO, allows users to take tests 24/7 from any secure location.

See examples of the College Technical Training Program at work at:

The Pennysylvania College of Technology

Texas State Technical College, Waco Campus

Click here to learn more about Safety 2.0, the Code Council’s signature initiative to welcome a new generation of members and leaders to the building safety professions.


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ICC's Technical Training Programs are possible in part because of our corporate sponsors. Find out more about our sponsors here.

Visit ICC’s Learning Center and Preferred Provider sites to explore the variety of courses and educational tools available for your use.

Ready to embark on your new career? ICC's Career Center has job postings in the building safety industry across the U.S.

Want to learn more?

The International Code Council’s Mentor Program connects seasoned building safety professionals with job seekers interested in joining the industry. Participants can develop meaningful, long-term connections with others passionate about building safety in their area. Take just a few minutes to fill out a short application to share the specifics of your situation, and potentially change the course of your career.

If you are a school or instructor interested in participating in the College Technical Training Program, contact us.