Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector Career Path

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Follow Your Path to a Career as a Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector 

The Learning Center at ICC will be your training guide through the career path to becoming a certified Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector. Drive straight through, take the scenic route, or make stops along the way. Enjoy your journey!

Test Preparation:

2015 Property Maintenance & Housing Special Inspector - 64 Study Guide | Available Online 24/7

2018 Property Maintenance & Housing Special Inspector - 64 Study Guide | Available Online 24/7

2015 IRC FlashCards (Study Aids) | Available for purchase in the ICC Store

2018 IRC FlashCards (Study Aids) | Available for purchase in the ICC Store

2015 International Residential Code Study Companion | Available for purchase in the ICC Store

2018 International Residential Code Study Companion | Available for purchase in the ICC Store 

2015 Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector - 64 Certification Test Academy 

Additional Recommended Training:

Getting the Most of the IPMC

Residential Mechanical Inspector Career Path

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Follow Your Path to a Career as a Residential Mechanical Inspector

The Learning Center at ICC will be your training guide through the career path to becoming a certified Residential Mechanical Inspector. Drive straight through, take the scenic route, or make stops along the way. Enjoy your journey!

Institutes/Seminars:
Inspector Skills
2015 IRC Essentials
2018 IRC Essentials
Performing Residential Mechanical Inspections | Coming Soon!
2015 Residential Building Inspection Institute
Test Preparation:

2015 Residential Mechanical Inspector - M1 Study Guide | Available Online 24/7

2018 Residential Mechanical Inspector - M1 Study Guide | Available Online 24/7

2015 IRC FlashCards (Study Aids) | Available for purchase in the ICC Store

2018 IRC FlashCards (Study Aids) | Available for purchase in the ICC Store

2015 IRC Study Companion | Available for purchase in the ICC Store

2018 IRC Study Companion | Available for purchase in the ICC Store 

2015 Residential Mechanical Inspector - M1 Certification Test Academy

2018 Residential Mechanical Inspector - M1 Certification Test Academy |
Coming Soon!

Certification Test Academies

Certification Test Academies

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Comprehensive Exam Review

  • Do you have industry experience?
  • Are you familiar with the I-Codes®?
  • Are you ready for the next step?

Certification Test Academies are advanced, interactive and question-based review. It's the final step in preparing for the certification exam. Presented by leading experts in the field over multi-day sessions.

Certification Test Academies: The academies are offered as in-person training or many are now being offered as virtual training. Click below to see the training format options.

Additional Exam Study Resources:

Exam Development & Study Tips

From Exam Development

to Exam Day

 

Here's how we develop our exams

and some best practices

for studying before AND during test day!

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How Exams are Developed

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Exam Questions

Exam questions are developed by the EDC based on the first printing of the code book.

 

All exam questions are presented in a four-option, multiple choice format, with one option on each question scored as correct.

 

While your exam will have content based on building codes, here are a few examples of how the questions are structured in the exam (with answers in bold):

What sea creature has eight legs?

A. A whale

B. A dolphin

C. An octopus

D. A crocodile

Given: A scientist needs to research colors not visible in a rainbow.

The scientist would need to research which color?

A. Red

B. Teal

C. Indigo

D. Yellow

All of the following are planets except:

A. Mars.

B. Orion.

C. Jupiter.

D. Mercury.

Studying for Your Code Council Exam

Strategies During your Exam

Everyone differs in how they approach an exam.

No matter how you tackle the test, here are some tips we recommend:

Beyond the Exam

A few tips that go beyond basic studying and test-taking:

When you complete your daily studying goals, give yourself a treat. Even if you haven't taken the test yet, it's good to reward yourself for making the effort of studying for a major exam.

Study Guides

Study Guides

The certification exam study guides are the essential tool to help you prepare for a certification exam. The online tool offers a series of practice quizzes, a comprehensive timed exam, and an expanded list of relevant code sections to help guide students.

Study Guides are best suited for participants who:

  • Have some knowledge of model codes and their application
  • Know basic construction terminology, techniques, methods and materials
  • Know how to read basic construction documents
  • Have some experience in code enforcement

Available Study Guides
Study guides are available in code years:
(Please note, the ICC 2009 and 2012 certification exams are no longer available)

Expert Speaker: S. K. Ghosh, Ph.D.

Dr. S. K. Ghosh, Ph.D.

Dr. S. K. Ghosh is known internationally for his work in earthquake engineering. He has influenced seismic design provisions in the United States for many years by serving on or chairing numerous committees and advisory panels. He specializes in the analysis and design, including wind and earthquake resistant design, of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. Dr. Ghosh is active on many national technical committees and is a fellow of ASCE, SEI, ACI, and PCI. He is a member of ACI Committee 318, Standard Building Code, and the ASCE 7 Standard Committee (Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures). He is a former member of the Boards of Direction of the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). In addition to authoring many publications in the area of structural design, he has investigated and reported on structural performance in recent earthquakes.

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Upcoming Courses:

Special Inspector Exam FAQ’s

FAQ's on Special Inspector Module Exams

Got questions? We've got answers! Click on one of the frequently asked questions below for more information.

Special Inspector Certifications

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Special Inspectors are qualified individuals that provide continuous on-the-job inspection to ensure public safety by ensuring buildings are constructed in accordance with approved plans and specifications.

Information on Exams

  • All exams are available on the PRONTO testing platform.
  • Candidates are encouraged to take the FREE PRONTO SI: Plans Exercise. With this tool you will navigate plans and exhibits as found on our PRONTO Special Inspector Exams.
  • Exams can be purchased through myICC.
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Pool & Spa Code Training

The Learning Center at the International Code Council in partnership with the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is pleased to present a webinar series on the key information in the 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC®). Join us for one or join us for all! Each webinar begins promptly at Noon (CT).

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