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NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
CODE ENFORCEMENT BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM
January - July 2019

 

A building safety inspector performs fire safety and property maintenance inspections on existing buildings. To receive a building safety inspector certification, an individual must complete Courses 9A16, 9B16 and 9C16. These courses must be completed within 18 months of your appointment date to the position or within 18 months from the date of the first training course attended, whichever is the shorter. Failure to complete these courses within that time frame will result in the forfeiture of the accrued basic code enforcement training credit.

A code enforcement official performs any enforcement activity. To receive a code enforcement official certification, an individual must complete Course 9A16, 9B16, 9C16, 9D16, 9E16 and 9F16. These courses must be completed within 18 months of your appointment date to the position or within 18 months from the date of the first training course attended, whichever is the shorter. Failure to complete these courses within that time frame will result in the forfeiture of the accrued basic code enforcement training credit.

Course Names and Descriptions

COURSE 9A16_________________________________
Introduction to Code Enforcement Practices (2016)
Part 1 - Regulations, Administration and Enforcement

This program will discuss the role of the Code Enforcement Official and the practices necessary to carry out the job for a local government, including the process; from permit issuance, inspections, records and paperwork, through enforcement actions and legal recourse. In addition, a quick historical side trip will provide a perspective for the laws and regulations which have been enacted to create a uniform statewide approach to code enforcement. This course is designed to provide 21 hours of classroom training including a 1 hour final exam.

COURSE 9B16________________________________
Introduction to Code Enforcement Practices (2016)
Part 2 - Fire Safe Design
Prerequisite: 9A

The focus of this portion of the course is to understand the basic principles which create a building that will endure the effects of fire and enable its occupants to safely escape. The New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code provides this blueprint. This course addresses the basic concepts in the code which establish the minimum construction standards for all new buildings, and demonstrates how the code balances the potential hazards of the occupancy with the benefits of fire resistant construction techniques, notifications and suppression equipment and systems, and proper planning. This course is designed to provide 21 hours of classroom training including a 1.5 hour final exam.

COURSE 9C16________________________________
Inspection Procedures for Existing Structures (2016)
Prerequisite: Course 9A and 9B

Course 9C will provide the individual with the skills required to conduct inspections of existing buildings using the International Fire Code and the International Property Maintenance Codes. The course will consist of standard lecture on a topic, followed by a virtual inspection, requiring the student to utilize the information gained from the lecture. This course is designed to provide 21 hours of classroom training including a 1.5 hour final exam.

COURSE 9D16________________________________
General Construction Principles (2016)
Prerequisite: Course 9A and 9B

This program will acquaint code enforcement officials with the systems and equipment requirements and the structural requirements of the Uniform Code.  In the first module, “Systems and Equipment”, the organization, applicability and content of the International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Plumbing Code, International Energy Conservation Construction Code and International Residential Code will be addressed.  The second module, “Structural Requirements”, will consist of basic load and design theory and the resulting structural requirements in the International Building Code and International Residential Code. This course will provide 21 hours of classroom training including a 1.5 hour final exam.

COURSE 9E16________________________________
Residential Construction (2016)
Prerequisites: Course 9A, 9B, 9D

This course will address the construction requirements for one and two-family dwellings and low-rise multiple dwellings using the International Residential Code as the compliance method.  The program is designed to take the student through the steps of a typical code enforcement permit process, including code research, plan review and the inspection process.  This course will provide 21 hours of classroom training including a 1.5 hour final exam.

COURSE 9F16_______________________________
Building Construction (2016)
Prerequisite: Course 9A, 9B, 9D, 9E

Course 9F addresses the construction requirements for a commercial structure using the International Building Code as the method of compliance.  This program will take the students through a typical plan review process utilizing information from the preceding courses as well as specific code references pertaining to the detailed drawings used for this course.  An inspection form following the course outline is included in the student handout material.  This course is designed to provide 21 hours of classroom training including a 1.5 hour final examination.

 

Basic Training Courses

Click here for an updated list (as of 1/7/2019) of basic training courses that are being offered from January – July 2019. The exact location of the course will emailed to you when you are confirmed for the course. Individuals that are accepted into Course 9A16 and apply for the entire sequence at one location will be guaranteed a reservation in that sequence.

 

Course Materials:

New York State Uniform Code and Energy Code Supplements arerequired for the basic training courses.  These supplements include New York State Amendments to the International Codes.  The 2017 Uniform Code Supplement and 2016 Energy Code Supplement can be obtained by clicking here.

Uniform and Energy Code Books are required for each of the basic training courses. Please use the table below to determine which books are needed for each course. Under the title of the basic training course, an X is provided next to each code book that will be used in that course. Please note that you must have the exact edition or printing of each book as indicated below. Please contact the International Code Council at 1-800-786-4452 to order these books.

 

Inventory Item#

Required Code Books for Basic Courses

Course 9A16

Course 9B16

Course 9C16

Course 9D16

Course 9E16

Course 9F16

3000S15NY

2015 International Building Code, 3rd printing as adopted by New York State

X

X

 

X

 

X

3100S15NY

2015 International Residential Code, 2nd printing as adopted by New York State

     

X

X

 

3400S15NY

2015 International Fire Code, 3rd edition as adopted by

New York State

 

X

X

   

X

3800S15NY 

2015 International Energy Conservation Code, 2nd edition as adopted by New York State

     

X

 

X

3550S15NY

2015 International Existing Building Code, 5th printing as adopted by New York State

   

X

     

3500S15NY

2015 International Property Maintenance Code,

4th printing as adopted by New York State

   

X

     

3200S15NY

2015 International Plumbing Code, 3rd printing as adopted by New York State

     

X

 

X

3300S15NY

2015 International Mechanical Code, 3rd printing as adopted by New York State

     

X

   

3600S15NY

2015 International Fuel Gas Code, 3rd edition as adopted by New York State

     

X

   



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