ICC chapters are groups of code officials and industry-related professionals run by volunteers who support and promote the mission and goals of the Code Council. Chapters create partnerships with members of the building community, and increase public awareness about the value of code officials in our everyday lives. They provide significant support for the code development process, International Code (I-Code) adoptions and other important Code Council initiatives such as Building Safety Month, the Code of Honor scholarship program and the Raising the Profile campaign.
The Council is supported by nearly 400 chapters spread throughout the country and around the world. Chapters are designated as Regional, State, Local, Professional, Student or Global depending on the geographical area they serve and the nature of their membership. Every ICC chapter is different. Many chapters focus on a particular discipline such as Building, Fire, Mechanical or Plumbing. Learn more about chapters, chapter responsibilities or how to become a chapter by reading the Council Policy.
An important objective of an ICC chapter is to develop and advance members professional abilities in the administration of the I-Codes. Other activities include:
- Educational seminars and training
- Keeping members updated on industry issues
- An extensive support network and voice
- Shared expertise and ideas
- Professional networking
- Social gatherings of field professionals
- Periodic meetings on topics of common interest
- Information concerning employment needs
- Information on construction methods