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The career outlook for the building inspection and code enforcement industry is bright! Many North Carolina towns are in need of new, trained code enforcement officers due to the increase in business and residential construction projects, and because experienced inspectors are reaching retirement age.

Wake Tech offers both CEU credits for inspectors already in the field, as well as classes aspiring inspectors need to be prepared to work in the field of code inspection -- a career with plenty of opportunities. Wake Tech offers building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical inspection; fire code; general contractor exam prep; and administration classes. Search our catalog below, or contact us to inquire about courses that may not be currently listed.

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Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Building Standard Inspection Level I
Name
COD-3105A3
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 168 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Contractors, Construction Personnel, Building Inspectors, Home Owners, Real Estate Personnel and City, County, and State Personnel
Description
This course is designed for the Building Level I Code Enforcement Official (CEO) who is responsible for plan review and inspection of residential and small commercial construction (up to 20,000 square feet). The course provides homeowners and those in real estate and planning departments with an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of the NC Building Code. Successful completion of Building Standard Inspection Level I allows students to request pre-qualification approval to test for the NC Building Standard Level 1 Code Qualifications Board Exam.
Course Objectives
  1. ... understand the structure and requirements of the North Carolina Building Code.
  2. ... be able to determine code compliance when submitting/evaluating applications for permits, performing site inspections and/or conducting plan reviews when applicable.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Administration
  2. Building Planning
  3. Footings and Foundations
  4. Family Dwellings
  5. Floor Construction
  6. Wall Construction and Coverings
  7. Roof and Ceiling Construction
  8. Public Safety and Special Construction
  9. Final Exam
Contact Hours
58
CEU's
5.8
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
NC Code Officials Qualification Board
Website URL
http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/Engineering_and_Codes/Default.aspx?field1=Code_Officials_Qualification_Board_USER&user=Code_Officials_Qualification_Board
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Upon successful completion of this class and in conjunction with other requirements as set forth by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, students will be able to sit for the Building Standard Level l exam.
  2. Upon successfully passing the State exam and by complying to the rules as stated in Section 11 NCAC 08.0706 of the NC Code Officials Qualification Board Regulations, a standard certificate will be issued.
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
None
Text and Supplies Needed
2018 North Carolina Building Code
2018 North Carolina Residential Code
To purchase textbooks, use the following link: https://shop.iccsafe.org/north-carolina-state-building-code-building-code-2018-1.html
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
None
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Minimum passing score of 70% on end of course exam
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board Accredited School
North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board Approved Coursework
North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board Certified Instructor and
Successful completion of an instructor training workshop conducted by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board
Intended Audience
Contractors, Construction Personnel, Building Inspectors, Home Owners, Real Estate Personnel and City, County, and State Personnel
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Building Inspector Level l;
Home Inspectors;
Real Estate Professionals;
City, County and State Officials
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Yes
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Building Inspector Level l
  • Real Estate
  • Home Inspectors
  • Planning Departments
Related Courses
  • Law and Administration - COD-3101A3
  • Residential Blueprint Reading - BPR-3011B4
  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety - OSH-3013B1
Course Contact Information
Vocational Training Department
919-866-7221