Paper & Pencil Exams – How to Schedule

Paper & Pencil Exams – How to Schedule

Paper & Pencil Exams – How to Schedule

How to Schedule a P&P Exam

Available for:

  • National Certification Exams
  • State Specific Certification Exams
  • Jursidiction-Specific Contractor/Trades Examinations
  • UST/AST Examinations

How to Schedule Your Exam for Paper & Pencil Testing

1.) Complete the Registration Application and send this form to the Code Council with pre-payment.

Certification Exam Paper-and-Pencil Application

For Contractor/Trades Exams, you will find your application in the bulletin for your jurisdiction in the Exam Catalog 

2.) Review your Confirmation Letter: approximately 2 weeks prior to the examination date, the Code Council will send a confirmation letter. It is your responsibility to check this confirmation letter to ensure the exam listed is the one you wish to take.

The letter will include the following:

  • the examination(s) for which the candidate is registered
  • examination date
  • reporting time(s)
  • examination center address

Please make sure that the name you use to register for your exam exactly matches your chosen form of identification, i.e., your driver’s license, if that is the identification you will use when you take the exam.  You will not be allowed to take the exam if your exam registration and identification do not match.

Need to Reschedule, Cancel, or Transfer your exam?

A candidate will be refunded 80 percent of the written examination registration fee when cancellation is made at least 14 days prior to the scheduled examination date. If cancellation is made less than 14 days before the scheduled examination date, 50 percent of the registration fee is refunded.

Cancellations must be in writing (via fax or U.S. mail) with the candidate’s signature.  The exam date, type, and location must be listed on the cancellation request.

Candidates also have a one-time-only option to transfer their paid registration to the next scheduled examination administration date with a $50 administrative fee. Transfers must be requested in writing and received at the Code Council no later than the day prior to your scheduled exam date.

If a candidate does not appear on his or her scheduled examination date, no refund is made, and the option to transfer registration to the next scheduled examination administration will require written request within 7 days of the examination date. The following reasons will be accepted:

  1. Documented illness, either yourself or immediate family member;
  2. Death in the immediate family;
  3. Disabling traffic accident;
  4. Court appearance or jury duty; or
  5. Military duty.

Testing Accommodations

The Code Council complies with all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you have a disability that prohibits you from taking the examination under standard conditions, you may request special arrangements by contacting the Candidate Services Coordinator at appeals@iccsafe.org or at 888-422-7233, ext. 5552. Your request or a copy of your request if already submitted and approved, must accompany your registration form.

You must submit an accommodations request for each test administration, regardless of past approval status. Completed accommodations forms must be submitted and approved by the registration deadline for the exam you wish to take.

 ADA Accommodation Request Form

Please submit your completed form and supporting documentation to:

International Code Council (ICC)
900 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL 35213-1206

Phone: 205-591-1853 or 877-783-3926
Fax: 205-599-9884