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New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Enforcement Training Overview

The Basic Training Program consists of the following six courses:

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 eighteen months or all of that training is forfeited.

  • Certification as a Building Safety Inspector requires the successful completion of Courses 9A, 9B and 9C, and qualifies an individual to conduct fire and property maintenance inspections.

  • Certification as a Code Enforcement Official requires the successful completion of all six courses (9A through 9F), and qualifies an individual for all aspects of code enforcement.

Instructions and Registration Form (pdf)

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).

  • Failure to complete the required in-service training will result in an individual being in default of the regulations.
  • On-line training is available for individuals interested in obtaining their in-service credit through this means
  • Credit cannot be granted for attending the same course more than once a calendar year.

To maintain certification as a Building Safety Inspector, 6 hours of approved in-service training is required each calendar year (January 1 to December 31).

In-Service Training Programs Provided by BSC
Online In-Service Training Programs
Conference and Seminar In-Service Training Offerings
ICC Certifications Accepted in Lieu of Annual In-service Training