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Each course is 21 hours in length and is offered at various locations throughout the state. Most of the courses have prerequisites, listed in the course description, that have to be met before the course can be taken. Each course has a competence exam. To receive credit for each course, an individual must be present for the entire course and must pass the exam. A certification number is issued after the successful completion of all six basic training courses. The Basic Training Program must be completed within one year or all of that training is forfeited.
To maintain certification as a Code Enforcement Official, 24 hours of approved in-service training is required each calendar year (January 1 to December 31).
To maintain certification as a Code Compliance Technician, 6 hours of approved in-service training is required each calendar year (January 1 to December 31).
Recently, Title 19 NYCRR Part 434 Section 434.5(a)(2)(ii) was changed to give code enforcement officials an additional three months (with certain conditions) to obtain the required 24 hours of in-service training credits. Read more...