Technical Training Program

The Technical Training Program (TTP) is a flexible educational program based on ICC’s International Residential Code® (IRC®) divided into five disciplines: building, plumbing, HVAC (mechanical), electrical and energy.

This structure enables a technical school/instructor to integrate one or more disciplines of the program into its current construction trade curricula to better prepare students for careers in the construction and building field.

Benefits include:

Leading Edge Learning

Students learn up-to-date code information and practical technical training


Students with Technical Training Program code knowledge are better prepared to pursue building safety career and college opportunities, and are better equipped to succeed in any job in the construction industry


Program includes the necessary course materials, exams and certificates to ensure easy implementation for instructors

Nationally Recognized

Students receive an industry recognized Certificate of Completion (COC) from ICC upon completion of any of the five (5) disciplines of the program and passing a final exam

Career Prep

Students who complete all five (5) disciplines will be better prepared to sit for the ICC Residential Building Inspector Certification exam that is required in most jurisdictions to obtain a residential building inspector position


ICC Membership

Students receive a complimentary 3- month ICC Participating Membership

Instructor Resources

ICC’s Technical Training Program offers a flexible curriculum that offers your students the opportunity to obtain different stackable and transferable Certificates of Completion in five disciplines: Building, Energy, Electrical, Mechanical (HVAC) and Plumbing.

Instructors can easily integrate one, multiple or all six disciplines into existing construction related curricula, or develop a curriculum devoted entirely to understanding and applying the International Residential Code to residential construction.

Get Started Toolkit


Program Forms

Student Resources

A background in building codes can open doors to fulfilling careers and advanced positions in a variety of construction fields. The following resources are available to students as part of the program participation.

Study the International Residential Code (IRC) and Additional Digital Resources

Career/Networking Opportunities


Each student who passes a final exam receives a discipline-specific Certification of Completion and pin.

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Help bring the Technical Training Program to your school and change the future of your students.

Technical Training Program Participants

Technical Training Program Case Studies


Mentor Program

Participate in the valuable Mentor Program and help strengthen the future of construction trades. Develop skills, gain knowledge, and help guide personal and professional growth.

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