ICC is Awarded ANSI Accreditation

The International Code Council (ICC) is Awarded
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accreditation

On March 29, 2019 ICC was granted initial accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024:2012 from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Personal Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) for the following certification programs:
  • Residential Building Inspector - B1
  • Commercial Building Inspector - B2
Who Accredits a Certification Organization?
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) that’s who!
ANSI administers an accreditation program for certification agencies through their accreditation program based on the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. ANSI accreditation is recognized across borders and is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

What is the process to receive an ANSI accreditation?

ANSI accreditation is completely voluntary. Certification agencies are not required to receive ANSI accreditation, yet, accreditation by ANSI under its consensus and due process-based system provides certification agencies with an exemplary level of credibility, integrity and trust.
The ANSI accreditation process involves both a review of a paper application and the performance of an assessment (onsite visit) to validate information provided by the applicant. The onsite assessment for accreditation of personnel certification is unique to the ANSI accreditation process. On average, the overall process to meet requirements for ANSI accreditation is 12 to 24 months.

Why is ANSI accreditation important to the ICC Assessment Center and their Certifications?

  • The government and regulators rely on ANSI accreditation because of the proven outcomes of accredited programs. Government entities look to ANSI to provide accreditation programs that improve industry practices and distinguish quality certification programs.
  • ANSI is the only accreditor for standards as American National Standards.
  • A report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) cites ANSI 17024 accreditation programs as a tool to make certification program more reliable and rigorous.
  • A report from the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) highlights the role played by ANSI 17024 accreditation in the development of an effective workforce credentialing market in the U.S.
  • ANSI believes accredited certifications are critical, particularly in areas relating to public health, national security, safety, and the environment, which are all areas in alignment with ICC philosophy.
  • The manner in which the B1 and B2 exams are accredited is the same standard to which ICC holds all of their certification exams.

 Why is ANSI accreditation important to YOU, the Certification holder?

  • Receiving an ANSI accredited certification is a mark of distinction. It shows that you are not about just meeting a standard, but about going beyond to pursue excellence.
  • The ANSI accredited certification signals to an employer that you have undergone a valid assessment to verify that you have the necessary competencies.
  • It gives you assurance that an ICC certification has gone through the rigorous process of accreditation to bring to you the most reliable and adept certification.

Training for Architects

Helping Architects Become Proficient in the
I-Codes®

Training Led by the Organization that Develops the Code

Design Professional Institute

This 2-day institute is a must-attend event. Relevant topics include: Occupancy Classification, Height & Area, Fire Safety, Sprinklers, Means of Egress, Accessibility and additional information from theInternational Codes® (I-Codes®)

Architect and Engineer Design Coordination

This 1-hour interactive online course will analyze project scopes, scheduling, quality control, and the permitting process; all items that will need to be coordinated before and during the design of the project.

2018 IBC® Means of Egress

This seminar addresses numerous provisions in the 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®) where the code contains requirements pertaining to establishing a means of egress in buildings. During this training, participants will listen to lecture and view examples, as well as discuss sections of the IBC that pertain to means of egress. They will participate in activities that involve a set of plans.

Accessibility and Usability: Commercial and Residential

This seminar focuses on the minimum requirements for new or existing construction of accessible commercial buildings and residential facilities for compliance with the International Building Code® (IBC®) and ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. It addresses the design, plan review and inspection of residential buildings and facilities to ensure that people with physical impairments, visual impairments and hearing impairments can use the facilities. Attendees will participate in activities that involve questions and answers, discussion and case study, performing parts of individually and in groups.

Significant Changes to the A117.1, 2017 Edition

This course offers an overview and in-depth coverage of the changes from the 2003 to the 2017 A117.1 Accessibility Standard. It identifies important changes in organization, accessibility standard requirements and the applicability of these requirements to design, plan review and inspection. This course uses the ICC publication Significant changes to the A117.1 Accessibility Standard – 2017 Edition.

2018 IBC® Mixed Occupancies

Based on the provisions of International Building Code® (IBC®) Section 508, this seminar addresses those special requirements applicable to buildings containing two or more occupancy classifications. The three mixed-occupancy options are presented along with examples and exercises that illustrate the proper application of the provisions.

2018 IBC® Allowable Heights and Areas

Based on the provisions of International Building Code® (IBC®) Chapter 5, this seminar focuses on how a building’s occupancy classification and type of construction relate to the maximum building size permitted by the IBC. The approach to determining a building’s maximum allowable height and area is explained, including use of Table 503 and all related permitted increases due to sprinkler protection and frontage open space. Detailed provisions related to mezzanines and unlimited area buildings are also addressed.

Overview of the ICC 500

The ICC 500 is a standard for the design and construction of storm shelters. This course will review the scoping, or where it is required to use the ICC 500 in the codes. There will also be an overview of the technical requirements, or the how to, in Chapters 1-9 in the ICC 500.

Houston Building Professional Institute

19th Houston Building Professional Institute


February 18-21, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Hobby Airport • Houston, TX

The Building Professional Institute is sponsored by the Building Officials Association of Texas.

Overview

The Building Officials Associations of Texas (BOAT) are hosting their annual educational opportunity at our Houston Building Professional Institute. It is four days of quality education which include courses on the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Fire Code, National Electrical Code, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes and Code Enforcement.

A Must Attend!

  • Accelerated learning
  • Earn ICC CEUs, LUs, CEHs
  • Exhibitor Showcase
  • Food, fun and networking


All sessions are approved through the Preferred Provider Program.

Hotel Info

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Hobby Airport
8181 Airport Boulevard
Houston, TX 77061
713-645-3000

Group Name:  Building Professional Institute
Group Code: BPI
Booking Link:  Hilton Reservation Link

Book by February 3, 2019 to reserve your room. Guests must mention the group name to receive the discounted institute rate.

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2018 Annual Conference Education Programs

2018 ICC Annual Conference Education Seminars & Programs

The 2018 ICC Annual Conference offers supplemental handouts for each educational seminar.

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John Marshall House

9:00-10:00

Hippodrome Theatre

Speakeasy Building

10:30-11:30

Brunch at The Speakeasy Restaurant

11:30-12:30

Virginia Capital Building

1:00-2:30 pm

Capital Square

2:30-3:00 pm

IAS Special Inspections

Presenter: Chuck Ramani, Samuel Palmer

2018 IECC Overview of (or Concepts of) Energy Plan Review and Inspections IECC Simplified Residential.

Michelle Britt - ENERGY

7 C’s for Inspectors

Presenter: Johnny Goetz, Ed Lisinski, Dan Dockery

TOUR: Dominion Energy Center

Guide:  ICC Staff

 

TOUR: Agecroft Hall

Guide:  Sandra Hyde

TOUR: Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University Architectural and LEED Building Tour

Guide:  ICC Staff

TOUR: Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University Architectural and LEED Building Tour

Guide:  ICC Staff

When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes


Natural disasters such as severe storms, earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods can cause severe property damage and cripple affected communities. If your community is struck, are you ready?

The International Code Council's When Disaster Strikes Institute will provide hands-on instruction on assessing damage in the form of activities, case studies and interactive simulations that walk participants through disaster scenarios, encourage discussion and describe how paperwork should be completed.

All too often after a disaster, an affected community is left on its own to struggle with assessing its damage and determining whether structures can be re-inhabited. When assessments are not conducted quickly, a community’s residents will reoccupy potentially unsafe structures. Participants learn techniques on how to become a properly trained second responder and, on completion, can be relied on to assist with performing post-disaster building assessments. Each participant will receive all necessary reference materials.

NOTE: Discounts will be taken at time of checkout. 

Course Objectives...

  • Explain the role of the National Incident Management System.
  • Prepare for mobilization prior to a disaster.
  • Execute site mobilization procedures.
  • Conduct a site inspection.
  • Estimate damage by percentage of structure or by dollars per square foot.
  • Post standardized notices and/or alternative notices.
  • Communicate with affected persons at the disaster site.
The following course references are included with this Institute:
  • WDS Field Manual 1419S
  • ATC 45
  • ATC 20
Registration: 7:30AM 
Start Time: 8:00AM 
End Time: 3:30PM
 (Lunch is included with this event) 

Locations and Dates

 
Mar 26, 2018 - Mar 27, 2018 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norfolk Airport, 1500 North Military Highway Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Room Rate: $101 + tax Phone: 757-466-8000
 
Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 12, 2018 
Hampton Inn by Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Gateway Arch, 333 Washington Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63102
Room Rate: $139 + Tax
Cut Off Date: May 13, 2018
 

Sep 10, 2018 - Sep 11, 2018 
ICC Western Regional Office, 3060 Saturn Street, Suite 100
Brea, California 92821

To register, click the green button below. At the top of the page, click on the Class Schedule link, which will take you to the Learning Center calender. Look for the date of the class you'd like to register for, click on the link for that class, and you'll be taken to the registration page. If you encounter an issue, look to the top right of the page to confirm that you are signed into your myICC account.

27th Annual North Texas Building Professional Institute

27th Annual North Texas Building Professional Institute

27th Annual North Texas Building Professional Institute
Monday, May 20, 2019 – Thursday, May 23, 2019

Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas • Irving, TX

The Building Professional Institute is sponsored by the Building Officials Association of Texas.

Overview

The Building Officials Association of Texas (BOAT) established the North Texas Building Professional Institute, an annual four day program of quality education and training courses which offer continuing education in such areas as: the International Building Code, International Residential Code and National Electrical Code

A Must Attend!

  • Accelerated learning
  • Earn ICC CEUs, LUs, CEHs
  • Exhibitor Showcase
  • Food, fun and networking


All sessions are approved through the Preferred Provider Program.


Visit the ICC Bookstore!

Purchase ICC Codes, Standards and Publications for 20-25% off list price!
Other publications are available for up to 10% off.
Bookstore opens daily at 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Be sure to visit the bookstore for more details!

Now Offering Certification Exams!

ICC Certification Exams will be proctored on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 and Thursday, May 23, 2019.
You must bring your own device for the PRONTO Test Administration.
Click here for more information and exam application.

Hotel Info

Hyatt Place
5455 Green Park Drive
Irving, TX 75038
972-550-7400

Book My Room Now!

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Earthquake-resistant Design of Buildings and Other Structures – U.S. Practice

Earthquake-resistant Design of Buildings and Other Structures - U.S. Practice

Learn the principles and practices of earthquake-resistant design of building structures and understand how these principles relate to code requirements. The International Building Code® (IBC®) now serves as the basis of legal codes of cities, counties, and states across the United States. The seismic design provisions of the 2015 IBC, based on those of ASCE 7-10, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, are the specific focus of this course. The ground motion maps and parameters used in seismic design as well as the importance of the soils at the site of the structure in seismic design are discussed. An overview of the seismic design provisions of the 2015 IBC/ASCE 7-10 is presented in a manner that is understandable to a broad audience.

The detailing requirements that go hand-in-hand with the seismic design requirements of ASCE 7-10 are given in the materials chapters of the IBC, which refer to materials standards. In the case of concrete design and construction, the standard is ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. The seismic detailing requirements of the 2014 edition of ACI 318, which are adopted by the 2015 IBC, are discussed and explained as part of this seminar.

Available Dates & Locations

  • Phoenix, AZ: November 14 - 15, 2017
  • Online Virtual Classroom: November 14 - 15, 2017

Price Course Duration # CEUs Awarded PP AIA HSW
Member
$800.00
Non-Member
$1000.00
12 Hours 1.2 N/A N/A N/A

Course Objectives

  • Describe basic principles and practices of earthquake-resistant design
  • Focus on current code provisions
  • Explain real-life design examples

NOTE: Discounts will be taken at time of checkout. 

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EduCode

More Information & Registration Coming in October

2017 Annual Conference Education Programs

2017 ICC Annual Conference Education Seminars & Programs

The 2017 ICC Annual Conference offers supplemental handouts for each educational seminar. To download your handout, please click on the title of the course you will be attending below.

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Central Texas Building Professional Institute

Central Texas Building Professional Institute

October 29 – 31, 2018
Hilton Austin Airport •  Austin, TX

The Building Professional Institute is sponsored by the Building Officials Association of Texas and the Construction Research Center at the University of Texas in Arlington.

Overview

The Building Officials Association of Texas (BOAT) and the Construction Research Center (CRC) at the University of Texas in Arlington have established the Central Texas Building Professional Institute (CBPI), an annual three day program of quality education and training courses which offer continuing education in such areas as: the International Building Code, International Residential Code, National Electrical Code, Plumbing & Mechanical and Code Enforcement.

A Must Attend!

  • Accelerated learning
  • Earn ICC CEUs, LUs, CEHs
  • Exhibitor Showcase
  • Food, fun and networking


All sessions are approved through the Preferred Provider Program.

Hotel Info

Hilton Austin Airport
9515 Hotel Drive
Austin, Texas, 78719
512-385-6767

Group Name:  2018 Building Professional Institute
Group Code: BPI18
Booking Link:  Hilton Reservation Link

Guests must mention the group name to receive the discounted institute rate.

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