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ICC Code Official Certifications
STEP 1 – Determine what you want to do with the certification and whether you want to take the exam via pen and pencil or computer based (most do computer based now). If you are from a state other than Florida and you want the ICC Certification, you may go by the ICC Exam Candidate Bulletin below. If you want to do inspections in FLORIDA, you will need a STANDARD CERTIFICATE.
1. ICC EXAM DIRECTLY
See ICC for specific information about the exams
2. FLORIDA STANDARD CERTIFICATE
(for working in Florida as a code official)
Read DBPR Candidate Bulletin for test info
Keep in mind that Florida will require EXPERIENCE to qualify you for the Standard Certificates (5 years for inspectors and plans examiners). Select a certification category based on your experience to determine which tests you will need to take.
The State of Florida will ALSO require you to take a Florida Principles & Practices Exam, which covers Florida statutes and rules governing inspectors. YOU HAVE TO APPLY TO THE DBPR to be approved to take this exam…. in the application for the inspector/plans examiner there is a question about whether you have ever passed this exam (if you check no, they approve you for taking it).
STEP 2 – Obtain the study references required for your exam as outlined in the appropriate Candidate Information Bulletin above (see exam candidate booklet(s)). Testing at ICC is available for 2018 or 2021 editions of the Code, but our courses are targeting to 2018 editions. Call Contractors Library to order books (800-571-4777) or visit our store.
STEP 3 – Enroll in Exam Prep Course (you might want to wait until you get approval from the DBPR if you are applying for Florida Standard Certificates) — our prep course reviews the complete content outline for the exams for commercial and residential inspectors and plans examiner (see class schedule below). You may attend the classroom course, a simultaneous live webinar, or take the course online using a recorded webinar. All include simulated practice exams.
STEP 4 – Pass your Exam!
Call the Contractors Institute (877-542-3673) and ask for Rhonda or Zada for further information.
ICC Code Institute
for International Code Council (ICC) Certification Exam Preparation
The Building Officials Institute is now the ICC Code Institute. The ICC Code Institute continues to offer Building Official National ICC training programs to prepare construction industry professionals for the International Code Council (ICC) certifications. In addition, the ICC Code Institute offers a training program to prepare Florida construction industry professionals for the Florida Principles & Practices exam.
The ICC Code Institute Continuing Education training programs build on your foundation of related experience and field knowledge to offer advanced certificates of competency in relevant industry services and provide continuing education credit for qualified industry professionals. Building Official ICC Inspector/Plans Examiner programs include ICC 600 Residential Wind Design Technician, Commercial Building, 1 & 2 Family Dwelling (Combination), Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing specialties.
The ICC Code Institute’s experienced instructors provide Building Official students with intense program training. All ICC Code Institute training programs include state-of-the-art presentations, training handouts, and practice exams to prepare you to demonstrate proof of your advanced competency as an ICC certified or Florida state certified Inspector / Plans Examiner.