Sharing a digital badge in your eMail Signature

Share Your Digital Badge in Your eMail Signature

 

Adding your digital badge to your email signature is another great way to showcase your accomplishment.
It is important that you not only include the badge image but also the hyperlink to the information about the badge you have earned. Please follow the detailed directions below.

Badge eMail Signature Image

Step 1:
Select your image and hyperlink.

  1. Log into your myICC account and select (click on) the badge you’d like to add to your email signature from your dashboard.
  2. Select the share button at the top the page.
  3. Select the tab with the download icon and use the sliding scale to select the appropriate size for your image download. (We recommend around 150x150 pixels) Click the "Download Image" button.
  4. Select the tab with the link icon and click the "Copy" button to copy the Badge URL to your clipboard. You'll need this to hyperlink your downloaded image.

Step 2:
Select your email platform from the list below and follow those instructions.

Microsoft Outlook
1. Open your outlook email

2. Start a new email and click signature in the top navigation.

3. Either edit an existing signature or add a new one.

4. Click the add image icon (2nd to last icon at right corner of edit signature bar) and choose the badge image you downloaded.

5. Next hyperlink the image by clicking the add link icon (last icon at the right corner of the edit signature bar). Paste the badge url you copied in Step 1.

6. Select Save.

Gmail
1. Open your gmail account and find the settings area and scroll to the signature block

2. Use the picture icon to upload the badge image you downloaded.

3. Highlight the image and click on the link icon.

4. Paste the url you copied from Step 1.

5. Select Save.

MacMail
1. Open the Mail app in Mac OS. Go to the Mail menu and click Preferences.

2. Choose the Signatures tab and then click the [+] plus button to add a new signature or select a signature you’ve already created.

3. Open your Finder to locate the badge image you want to add to your signature; select the image and then drag and drop it into the signature section.

4. To add the hyperlink to the image, select the image, go to edit, then click add link and enter/paste the URL from Step 1 into the box.

5. Click OK.

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National Certifications 

The Code Council certification program is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious credentialing program for construction code administration and enforcement professionals in the United States. Code Council certification examinations are maintained to the highest standards and include continuous review by committees of experienced professionals.

Becoming Code Council-certified is a significant personal and professional accomplishment, and is a key step toward enhanced professional stature. Code Council certificate holders demonstrate a confirmed commitment to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. Many building departments and state agencies that regulate code enforcement personnel recognize Code Council certification. However, the Code Council cannot guarantee that a specific governmental agency will accept or recognize a Code Council certification. You should first contact the applicable agency regarding specific licensing and employment requirements.

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The International Code Council’s Contractor/Trades examination program is an independent testing program designed to provide licensing agencies with information regarding qualified contractors and trades professionals. Participating in the Code Council examination program does not guarantee that a licensing agency will award you a license. However, the Code Council examination program serves as an independent appraisal of your competency in the construction field, and your test results may be used by licensing agencies to satisfy the requirements for testing.

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The Code Council certification program is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious credentialing program for construction code administration and enforcement professionals in the United States. Code Council certification examinations are maintained to the highest standards and include continuous review by committees of experienced professionals.

Becoming Code Council-certified is a significant personal and professional accomplishment, and is a key step toward enhanced professional stature. Code Council certificate holders demonstrate a confirmed commitment to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

Many building departments and state agencies that regulate code enforcement personnel recognize Code Council certification. However, the Code Council cannot guarantee that a specific governmental agency will accept or recognize a Code Council certification. You should first contact the applicable agency regarding specific licensing and employment requirements.

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UST/AST Certifications

Petroleum storage tanks are regulated by federal and state laws. Many states require that tank workers be licensed or certified before being allowed to install, retrofit or decommission UST and/or AST systems or components.

Code Council UST/AST examinations can be used to complement state licensing programs. In some states, individuals are required to pass state-specific examinations. The program is used as a mandatory requirement in whole or in part by the states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

It is available as a voluntary credential in several other states where there is not yet a mandatory UST or AST licensing requirement. Anyone seeking a state or local license should first contact the appropriate licensing agency regarding specific local requirements.

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Renew and Track Your Certifications Online

To complete your renewal online:

  1. Complete the CEUs required for your certification(s), found in the Renewal Bulletin.
  2. Log in to the Renewal module – here you can:
    • Enter CEU information
    • Complete your renewal application
    • Enter payment information to finalize your application

You are now able to complete the certification renewal process entirely online. You can enter and keep track of your continuing education unit (CEU) credits, and fill out the renewal application, all on a password-protected, secure site. Tutorials on our website will show you how to work in this system, and will answer any questions you might have. View details.

Exception: Certifications that cannot be renewed online include NAFED (FE, FK, FN) and most UST certifications (except for the UI program).

Certifications Expired? You May Be Eligible for Reinstatement

Starting in February 2016, individuals with certifications expired more than six (6) years can reinstate their certifications without the need to re-test. Expired certifications initially issued by ICC or the legacy organizations (ICBO, BOCA, SBCCI, CABO) are eligible for reinstatement.

Advantages of the new Reinstatement Program include:

  • Allows reinstatement of expired certifications without the need for retesting
  • Provides greater opportunity and job mobility by holding a current ICC certification
  • Helps address the impending shortage of certified code officials
  • Provides a path for reinstatement that meets the spirit and intent of the current ICC Certification Renewal program

You can complete an application now for certifications issued by ICC or certifications issued by a legacy organization. Questions? We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions on the Reinstatement Program FAQs.

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ICC submits requests for continuing education recognition for ICC education to applicable approving bodies. As new offerings are developed, requests for continuing education recognition are submitted and information is updated upon receiving notification of recognition from the specific agency/organization. View state CEU information.

Certification Renewals

Certification Renewals

To renew your certifications, you must first earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by participating in continuing education and professional development activities. You can accrue CEUs to meet the renewal acquirement within your three-year renewal period.

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Enter CEUs and Submit for Renewal

Once you’ve accumulated the CEUs necessary to renew your certification, log in to myICC and enter or track your CEUs.

You can also download the Renewal Paper Application (requires $60 fee).

Need some help? Check out our Tutorial for Entering and Submitting CEUs.

Expired Certifications

Certifications are valid for three years. Certificates must be renewed on or before the expiration date (when they become inactive) to be current.

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Appeals & Challenges

ICC offers a feedback and appeal service that allows you to comment on your testing experience or challenge the results of your exam. Code Council Assessment Center staff will review comments or challenges on specific exams, exam items, or any issues encountered during your examination.

Our experience shows that the best comments are those that come as soon after the testing process as possible. Include sufficient amount of detail to aid staff in the review oft your challenged question(s) or issues related to the exam experience.

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If you retake a failed exam on which you have submitted a challenge, you will forfeit your challenge opportunity for that exam attempt.

Where to Send Your Appeal/Challenge Form

Comment/Challenge forms must be mailed or faxed to the following address or fax number:

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Email: appeals@iccsafe.org

 

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