The International Code Council's Master Code Professional (MCP) designation is the highest level of ICC certification and is the "gold standard" for demonstrating proficiency in the code profession. There are more than 800 MCP professionals worldwide, and their achievements are a benefit to the code enforcement profession, as well as their communities. By becoming a Master Code Professional, the highest level of certification in the Code Council's program, you can increase earnings and advance your career. The Council has certified thousands of individuals, but only a select number have attained this high level of achievement. To obtain this level of certification requires and demonstrates a commitment to the profession, diverse knowledge of codes and a high level of self-initiative.

"The Master Code Professional certification is the pinnacle of all ICC certifications, representing a level of effort, knowledge, and dedication that elevates not only the individual achieving it but the code official profession as a whole," said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO."

Achieving the Master Code Professional certification was a lot of hard work, but it was worth it," said Danny Hawkins, Deputy Building Official for the city of Fort Pierce in Port St. Lucie, Fla. "I consider it a great honor to be part of such an elite group of building safety professionals who are serving and protecting the public." Hawkins earned his first ICC certification in 2005 and currently holds 19 ICC certifications.

To become a Master Code Professional, a candidate must first earn eight core ICC certifications plus an additional number of elective ICC certifications. Typical Master Code Professionals hold 17 or more ICC certifications. To become Master Code Professional, certified individuals must complete an additional 45 hours of Continuing Education Units every three years to maintain active status. Master Code Professionals are typically responsible for all technical and management aspects of code enforcement with duties that range from the management of a code enforcement department to the supervision of inspectors and plan reviewers.

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