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Course 9A
Introduction to Code Enforcement Practices

Part 1 - Regulations, Administration and Enforcement
PREREQUISITES: None

This program introduces the practices necessary to be a Code Enforcement Official for local government, including issuing permits, performing inspections, records and paperwork, enforcement actions and legal recourse. To provide perspective, a short history of the laws and regulations enacted to create a uniform statewide approach to code enforcement is included. This course is designed to provide 21 hours of classroom training, including a 1.5 hour final exam.
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Course 9B
Introduction to Code Enforcement Practices

Part 2 - Fire Safe Design
PREREQUISITES: COURSE 9A

The focus of this program is the basic principles of creating buildings that endure the effects of fire and allow occupants to escape safely. Fundamental concepts of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, which establishes the minimum construction standards for all new buildings, will be introduced. How the code balances the potential hazards of an occupancy with the benefits of fire-resistant construction and fire protection systems are demonstrated. This course is designed to provide 21 hours of classroom training, including a 1.5 hour final exam.
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    Required New York State Code Books:
  • 2010 Building Code of New York State
  • 2010 Fire Code of New York State
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Course 9C
Inspection Procedures for Existing Buildings

PREREQUISITES: COURSES 9A and 9B

This program will cover the skills required to conduct inspections of existing buildings using the Fire and the Property Maintenance Codes of New York State. After a lecture on a topic, there will be a virtual inspection using the information from the lecture. The Existing Building Code of New York State will be introduced for work done to existing buildings. This course is designed to provide 21 hours of classroom training, including a 1.5 hour final exam.
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    Required New York State Code Books:
  • 2010 Fire Code of New York State
  • 2010 Property Maintenance Code of New York State
  • 2010 Existing Building Code of New York State
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Course 9D
General Construction Principles

PREREQUISITES: COURSES 9A and 9B

This program will introduce the systems and equipment requirements and the structural requirements of the Codes of New York State. In the first module, "Systems and Equipment," the organization, applicability and content of the Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Plumbing, Energy and Residential Codes of New York State will be addressed. The second module, "Structural Requirements," will consist of basic load and design theory, and the resulting structural requirements in the Building and Residential Codes of New York State. This course will provide 21 hours of classroom training, including a 1.5 hour final exam.
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    Required New York State Code Books:
  • 2010 Building Code of New York State
  • 2010 Residential Code of New York State
  • 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State
  • 2010 Plumbing Code of New York State
  • 2010 Mechanical Code of New York State
  • 2010 Fuel Gas Code of New York State
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Course 9E
Residential Code of New York State

PREREQUISITES: COURSES 9A, 9B and 9D

This program will cover the construction requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses using the Residential Code of New York State. A typical code enforcement permit procedure, with code research, plan review, and the inspection process, will be included. A plan review checklist is included in the student handout material. This course will provide 21 hours of classroom training, including a 1.5 hour final exam.
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    Required New York State Code Books:
  • 2010 Residential Code of New York State
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Course 9F
Building Code of New York State

PREREQUISITES: COURSES 9A, 9B, 9D and 9E

This course will address the construction requirements of the Building Code of New York State for a commercial structure. A typical plan review process is covered using information from the preceding courses, as well as specific code references pertaining to the detailed drawings used for this purpose. A plan review checklist is included in the student handout material. The course is designed to provide 21 hours of classroom training, including a 1.5 hour final examination.
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    Required New York State Code Books:
  • 2010 Building Code of New York State
  • 2010 Fire Code of New York State
  • 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State
  • 2010 Plumbing Code of New York State
  • TO ORDER CODE BOOKS

Training Program Overview

Basic Training Schedule (PDF)

Registration Form and Instructions