Commercial Building Inspector/Plans Examiner

$550 90-day Course Access
$150 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.

Click here: Exams Required & Reference Materials for FLORIDA BCAI CERTIFICATION

**For testing directly with ICC (or NOT wanting Florida certification), click here

Reference Materials

Use the test outlines above to determine which references you need (They differ depending on whether you are taking a computer based test or pen and pencil, and whether you are applying for ICC certification or State of Florida Standard Certificates). NOTE: although you can choose either the 2015 or the 2018 ICC Codes to test on, our course will cover either edition (estimated July 2021 for changing to 2018 only).

Schedule and Pricing

Course are available in CLASSROOM. SIMULTANEOUS LIVE WEBINARS via the internet, or attend by viewing RECORDED WEBINARS. Classes are held at our Learning Center located in Hudson, Florida 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.  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 $150 retake fee for an additional 45 days. Students must have their own code or other reference material required for the test. All reference materials can be purchased 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 may be available ONLY FOR LIVE CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE . Please call or email for details.

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