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