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CREEBC Resources, Training, and Certification

CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (CREEBC)

The CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (CREEBC) is an adaptation of the International Energy Conservation Code®, 2018 Edition, published by the International Code Council. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of the Caribbean and other countries in a tropical environment. It establishes minimum energy efficiency requirements for buildings using prescriptive and performance-related provisions inclusive of building envelope, cooling system, ventilation, pumping, lighting and the service water-heating systems in buildings. The CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) undertook the development of the CREEBC with support from the Energy for Sustainable Development Regional Project, part of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and administered by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC).

The International Code Council offers numerous resources to enable jurisdictions in the Caribbean region and throughout the world to effectively implement the CREEBC.


ICC offers the following self-paced online training courses to familiarize professionals with the CREEBC and to prepare for certification exams


ICC offers credentialing exams to building safety and construction industry professionals through its PRONTO® portal, which allows candidates to register to take credentialing exams online from any secure location, scheduled at their convenience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ICC credentialing exams can be taken without ICC exam preparation courses. While participating in exam preparation courses, including those offered by ICC, can enhance performance on the exams, such participation does not guarantee certification.

  • CROSQ Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification – this certification exam evaluates the candidate’s basic knowledge and understanding of the CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (CREEBC), including material, installation, methodology, plans examination, and inspection of energy conservation materials and construction methods and practices as they pertain to residential structures as defined in the CREEBC.
  • CROSQ Commercial Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner with ASHRAE 90.1 Certification – this certification exam evaluates the candidate’s advanced knowledge and understanding of the CARICOM Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (CREEBC), including material, installation, methodology, plans examination, and inspection of energy conservation materials and construction methods and practices as they pertain to commercial structures as defined in the CREEBC and ASHRAE 90.1 standard.

To learn more about the scope of the credentialing exams or to register for a credentialing exam, visit our
exam catalog (search by type: International) or contact

For additional information please contact ICC Global Services.


Professional Development Council


The Professional Development Council (PDC) advises the Board of Directors on coordinated career path resources for ICC Members to strengthen the credibility of the Code Council’s Certification and Education programs.

The PDC is comprised of the Education Committee (EC) and the Certification Committee (CC).

The Professional Development Council:

  • recommends initiatives identified by the CC and EC to better serve the needs of the Membership,
  • coordinates the goals and objectives of the CC and EC, and
  • identifies certification and education issues arising from ICC policies that will improve or enhance the position of ICC.

The duties and responsibilities of the Professional Development Council are outlined in CP-45-14.

Current Membership

Professional Development Council

PDC Chair

Nancy Springer
Chief Building Official
Sacramento County – Office of Development and Code Services

Board Liaison

Donny Phipps, CBO, CFM
Building Official
City of Inman, South Carolina

Education Committee
Certification Committee

Staff Liaisons

Mark Johnson
Executive Vice President & Director of Business Development

Casey Thomas
Executive Assistant

Education Committee
Certification Committee


International Code Council Educator of the Year

The International Code Council is proud of the dedication and commitment of its members from around the world. Given in honor of Brent Snyder, a renowned Code Council educator and Past Presiding Officer, the ICC Educator of the Year Award recognizes excellence in promoting professional development.

Learn more about the ICC Educator of the Year click here.

2020: Charles Clawson

2019: Bob Schutz
2018: Colorado Code Consulting
2017: Bill Bracken
2016: Chief Building Official Steve Burger
2015: Colorado Education Institute

Emory R. Rodgers Leadership in Building Safety Fellowship

Meeting Information


ICC Proctored Remote Online Testing (PRONTO) Helping Your Organization Provide
PRONTO On-site (PRONTO@work)

Not sure what is needed to establish a dedicated PRONTO@work testing area in your office? PRONTO provides overview resources to help you get started, as well as recognition for organizations that have committed to providing this valuable opportunity on-site for their staff.

PRONTO is a proctored online remote testing option now available to all code officials. This secure and convenient online exam delivery service is even better when integrated into your jurisdiction through a dedicated on-site testing area.

PRONTO Pluses 

  • Convenient Access: Exams are available 24/7
  • Real-time Results: Results are provided upon test completion
  • Test Integrity: Advanced exam security features ensure test integrity and accuracy
  • One-of-a-Kind Solution: PRONTO was the first proctored remote online testing option available for building professional certifications
PRONTO@work Dedicated Exam Space On-site Benefits

By providing an easy and hassle-free way for staff to take certification tests in the office, your organization will:

  • Increase efficiencies with less staff time-off for travel to exams
  • Provide a peak testing environment for success with a controlled, distraction-free setting
  • Encourage more employees to pursue certifications and advancement
  • Commit to safer communities through increased number of staff with code credentials
  • Be known as an innovative partner dedicated to ensuring code compliance and professionalism within your department with recognition as a PRONTO@work organization
NEW! PRONTO has an Improved Proctoring Experience!
We've upgraded PRONTO's proctoring service in our commitment to improving your testing experience.

Additional Requirements

Not Supported

A functioning microphone (some web cameras have the built-in)

A compatible browser : Google Chrome (preferred), Mozilla Firefox, or Safari

Adobe Flash

Google Chromebooks (supported for G Suite Certificaiton and G Suite Administrator exams)

Tablets (Nexus, iPad, Tab, Note, etc.)

Linux operating systems

Windows 10 in S mode or Surface RT

No running inside a virtual machine. You will be asked to reconnect using your host operating system to take your exam

NOTE: Before you test, you will be prompted to download a one-time minor software installation. You have the option to delete the software after your exam or keep it on your browser if you are planning to take another PRONTO exam in the future.

Resources for Troubleshooting

For Proctor Connection Issues, contact ProctorU:
Phone: 1-855-772-8678, Option 1
Text Support Prior to connection timesend a ticket for support
Text Support During connection time: You will have Live Chat support available
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

For all other questions, please contact us at

What a PRONTO@work site has to share
The City of San Antonio’s Development Services Department (DSD) is one of the first in the nation to implement PRONTO@work as an additional option for achieving certification. DSD moved quickly to test this new examination method with much success.
“The availability of PRONTO fits with one of our City’s core values – innovation. With this technology, we anticipate more staff will be able to take their certification exams,” said DSD Director Michael Shannon, PE, CBO. “As a department, we strongly encourage our employees to obtain ICC certifications in various areas to make our building and code enforcement team better equipped to handle the construction, inspection and maintenance of code-compliant structures.”
Jenny Ramirez, Code Enforcement Manager, points out, “I did not have to worry about scheduling around the test center calendar; it was at my convenience.  The steps for logging in were simple and direct. I plan to take the rest of my ICC exams through PRONTO.”
Florence Diaz, Plans Examiner Supervisor, said, “My experience with PRONTO@work has been a positive one. Scheduling the room is quick and easy, and the location is very convenient. Personally, having a room to myself to perform the test is more relaxing than attending a testing site.”

Are You Interested in Becoming a PRONTO@work site?
Simply setup your space and tell us about it by filling out the form.

We Want to Hear from You!
Are you already a PRONTO@work site and want to share your experience and join our growing list of PRONTO@work sites? Send pictures of your testing area and/or testimonials to

Thank you to our current PRONTO@work testing areas:
ABG Roofing
Apprenticeship Skill and Improvement Program Operating Engineers Local 150
Caln Township Department of Building and Life Safety
City of Asheville
City of Auburndale Florida
City of Aurora Illinois
City of Denison Iowa
City of El Paso Texas
City of Katy
City of Kent
City of Lake Wales Florida
City of Marble Falls TX (Development Services Dept.)
City of Morgantown
City of New Smyrna Beach Florida
City of North Las Vegas (pictured)
City of Phoenix, Arizona
City of Port St. Lucie, Florida
City of Sheridan
City of Safford
City of Tomball
City of Tracy
Complete Fueling Solutions
DILP, Howard County MD 21046
Howard County Inspections DILP-2
Larry M Jacobs & Associates, Inc. 
Louisville Metro Codes and Regulations
Materials Testing & Consulting, Inc. 
MHA Nation Construction Management
Pickaway County Building Department
Renova Concept
Seattle Fire Department
S & ME, Inc. 
Townzen & Associates, Inc
Town of Clarkdale, AZ
Town of Summerville
T&T Construction Enterprises LLC
Universal Engineering and Science
Village of Bourbonnais
Village of Elk Grove Village
Village of Lisle, IL

If you offer a PRONTO@work testing area, please fill out the form above so we can highlight your organization!

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