Reopening Resources

Reopening Resources

CRC – Latest News

Latest News and Resources

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CRC – Online Testing

Online Testing

As the country continues to respond to COVID-19, the Code Council remains dedicated to upholding our commitment by helping building safety professionals like you navigate through the developing crisis.

Stay updated on this webpage as we continue to provide flexible solutions to help you navigate your certification and career journey.

Many of the Code Council's national certification exams are available online via PRONTO.

CRC – Virtual Permitting

Virtual Permitting Software

If you are looking to switch to virtual permitting and inspections, we can help you. The Code Council offers a highly configurable web-based software solution for building and code enforcement officials called Municity. This software includes permitting, inspection management, mobile inspection, and public access to the permitting and scheduling process. Find out more.

CRC – Online Training

Online Training

Most code officials must complete continuing educational credits (CEUs) to maintain their certifications or satisfy state or local requirements. With many in-person classes being canceled and many departments imposing travel restrictions, officials may wish to consider self-paced, online courses or virtual live classes. We have resources to help you navigate exams, renewal date deadlines and CEUs during this challenging time. Go to the ICC Learning Center for all distance training options.

CRC – Plan Review

Plan Review

If you need extra support during this time, the Code Council offers online plan review as well as services including progress tracking, digital reports, online payments, automated notifications, and a customer dashboard. Additionally, the Code Council offers consulting on the technical aspects of the International Codes or other related code issues.

Our professional staff is available to provide necessary technical expertise and plan review in the building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy conservation, accessibility, and fire protection disciplines.

For more information, please contact Michael W. Giachetti, mgiachetti@iccsafe.org, 888-422-7233 x 4337.

CRC – Digital Codes

Digital Codes

ICC Digital Codes and Digital Codes Premium

ICC Digital Codes is the industry’s most trusted authentic resource providing access to hundreds of building codes and standards titles.

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Learn more about Digital Codes Premium and sign up for a free trial to experience the Premium difference today.

CRC – Advocacy Resources

Coronavirus Advocacy Resources

Data from a recent survey by the International Code Council shows that although deemed essential, many code departments around the U.S. do not have all the tools and systems in place to work virtually.

Code compliance is a necessary element in the building and construction space. Without the resources to assess needed codes and standards and conduct operations virtually, departments—and the building, fire, plumbing, and mechanical officials and inspectors that comprise them—do not possess the capability to provide essential functions, like overseeing the safe construction of temporary structures to provide medical capacity and ensuring the maintenance of hospital ventilation disinfection systems. Virtual capability needs have also created challenges for ongoing construction and the construction we’ll need in the future that will help drive our economic recovery.

As a member of the building industry, we urge you to join us in advocating for funding for code departments to ensure our buildings are built in a safe, timely, and efficient manner during the age of virtual work and COVID-19. Please check out these advocacy resources:

CARES Act Federal Funding for Code Departments through State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Governments

We encourage you to connect with the ICC Government Relations staff liaison for your area to coordinate your advocacy. Click here to go to the map below. 

Assistance through the Trump Administration and Congress

On May 1, 2020, the Code Council led letters to congressional leadership, FEMA, and the National Security Council (NSC) encouraging they direct additional federal resources to help code departments develop virtual capabilities. More than 50 organizations and businesses supported these efforts, representing state and local government, residential and commercial contractor, building owners/manager, manufacturer, insurance, housing, energy efficiency, renewable energy, engineering, design, and resilience interests:

We encourage you to connect with ICC's Washington D.C. Governmental Affairs Office to coordinate your advocacy on federal issues.

Contact Your Regional Government Relations Staff Liaison

Click on a state or territory on the map below to contact your state Government Relations staff liaison.

GR Contact Map

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Coronavirus Response Advocacy

CRC – Free Webinars

Free Webinars

to Help You Navigate the Pandemic

Using Federal CARES Act Funds: A Panel of Code Officials’ Success Stories (August 2020)
Length:  60 minutes
Code officials across the country have successfully secured federal CARES Act funds to protect and support their departments and communities through hardware, as well as virtual and digital solutions. This session will outline the opportunity for federal funding, and feature code officials from four municipalities who will discuss the steps they went through to receive funds, the solutions they’ve sought and why, and their advice on navigating the process.
CEUs not available
Click here to access webinar playback.
Download a PDF of the webinar slides here.

 

Use CARES Act Funds to Purchase Essential Digital Solutions (July 2020)
Length: 45 minutes
The critical Digital Solutions that your organization needs are an eligible expense for CARES Act funds. The Code Council’s family of solutions offers several tools that improve telework capabilities and enable the remote function of government. Join this webinar to learn how these tools will make your organization resilient. CEUs not available.
Click here to register to access webinar playback.

CRC – Survey

Surveys and Results

The Code Council remains committed to assisting code departments as they navigate and overcome the challenges facing them during the pandemic. To that end, we have prepared and conducted two surveys to determine how departments have responded in the interim. What virtual needs still exist? What strategies have worked best? What additional resources could help? These survey results inform our efforts to identify best practices and advocate for needed resources.

Follow Up Survey

The Code Council conducted a follow up survey of building and fire prevention departments from August 11 through September 3, 2020 with more than 800 respondents from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.  Respondents came from states as well as local jurisdictions that range in size from 700 people to 4 million.  Read our initial snapshot on the results of the follow-up survey here, published September 17, 2020.

On December 17, 2020 we published a report, “Follow-up Survey: Building Safety and COVID-19 Analysis of code department operations in the United States during the pandemic,” an in-depth analysis and findings based on the final results of our August - September survey.

April Survey

The International Code Council surveyed how building and public safety communities are adapting to the unique challenges the coronavirus pandemic presents. Thank you to those who shared your experiences. Read our initial snapshot survey findings published on April 2, 2020.

Click on image below to download an infographic summarizing these results.

On July 1, 2020 we published a report, "Building Safety and COVID-19: Analysis of Code Compliance in the United States During the Pandemic," an in-depth analysis and findings based on the final results of our March - April survey.

 

Document Series

A "Maintaining Building Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic" document series has been written to outline important considerations and a set of potential solutions for code departments related to permitting, plan review, inspections and the codes.

Case Studies

Here are examples of Code Council chapters tracking department statuses in their area.