Commercial Building Inspector/Plans Examiner

$550 90-day Course Access
$225 Retake Fee for another 45 days

Commercial Building Inspector/Plans Examiner Exam Prep Course – ICC Course #4365 for 1.8 CEUS. 


Commercial Building Inspector Exam: The Commercial Building Inspector certification is for persons who may inspect residential and commercial buildings in order to ensure compliance with governing building codes. (For RESIDENTIAL Building Inspector, please see the class schedule for the “1 & 2 Family Dwelling Inspector”.)

Building Plans Examiner:
The Building Plans Examiner certification is for persons who review building plans in order to ensure compliance with the governing building codes.

Exams Required

Commercial Building Inspector: Commercial Building Inspector. 80 multiple-choice questions, open-book, 3.5 hour time limit.
Building Plans Examiner: Building Plans Examiner. 80 multiple-choice questions, open-book, 3.5 hour time limit.

Reference Materials

Use the test outlines published by the DBPR if you are getting certified to work in Florida, or from ICC ( NOTE: if you are testing for FLORIDA certification, use the 2018 ICC CODES – if you are testing for other purposes, you may use the 2018 or the 2021 Codes.

2018 ICC Building Code
ICC Concrete Manual
You will also want the TABS for these Codes for easy reference.

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Schedule and Pricing

Course are available in LIVE CLASSROOM, LIVE WEBINARS or watching RECORDINGS via the internet. Live Classes are held at our Learning Center at 8238 Joliet Street, Hudson, Florida 34667 from  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.  The ONLINE course is ALSO included for students who attend the LIVE class/webinar for 90 days. The course fee is $550 for any format and includes instruction and access to any webinar/recorded webinar(s) and online simulated exams (bring your own exam references) for 90 DAYS. If you wish to RETAKE this course  there is a $225 retake fee for an additional 45 days. Students must have their own reference materials required for the test – see link above to order from the Contractors Library!

How We Prepare You to Pass Your Exam:

Our two-day Commercial Building Inspector exam prep course is designed to prepare you to pass either the ICC exam for Commercial Building Inspector or Building Plans Examiner. We will teach you the relevant information in a concise, organized, systematic format that has proven to be the most successful ever! If you are doing a RESIDENTIAL Building Inspector exam, please see our 1-day seminar for Residential Building under the “1 & 2 Family Dwelling Combination” inspector category.

We begin by explaining the Code chapter by chapter, demonstrating fundamental principles and interpretations, and then applying specific code provisions to the plans and applicable specifications. Students are continually challenged to think about code applications throughout the course through discussions regarding errors and omissions frequently found at construction sites.

At the conclusion of this course, students will have covered the required information for both the Commercial Building Inspector and Plans Examiner examination.

Each day’s agenda looks like this:

8:00 am – begin
10:00 am – break
Noon – Lunch (we provide)
1:00 pm – continue
2:00 pm – break
5:00 pm + / – – done

Students have access to unlimited simulated practice exams online (inspector) or written practice test questions (plans examiner) following class at no additional charge. Access to online materials are available for 90 DAYS following student sign-up (or online only) or class date (classroom/live webinar).

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education credit available ONLY FOR LIVE ATTENDANCE (NOT online study). Please call or email for details.

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