Code Inspection Courses

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
Mechanical Standard Inspection Level I
Name
COD-3130A3
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 51 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Mechanical Inspectors, Gas/Fuel Inspectors, Home Owners, Real Estate Personnel, Home Inspectors, City, County and State Officials
Description
This course is for the Code Enforcement Official responsible for inspecting residential and small commercial mechanical installations in construction of up to 20,000 square feet. The course also provides homeowners, real estate professionals, and planners with an understanding of the North Carolina Mechanical Code and the Fuel Gas Code of the North Carolina State Building Code. For those pursuing a career as an inspector, this course satisfies one of the requirements for licensure by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board.
Course Objectives
  1. ... understand the structure and requirements of the Mechanical Code and Fuel Gas Code of the North Carolina State Building Code.
  2. ... be able to determine code compliance when evaluating applications for permits, performing site inspections and/or conducting plan reviews when applicable.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Mechanical Code
  2. Definitions
  3. General Regulations
  4. Ventilation
  5. Exhaust Systems
  6. Duct Systems
  7. Combustion Air
  8. Chimneys and Vents
  9. Specific Appliances
  10. Refrigeration
  11. Hydroponic Piping
  12. Fuel Oil Piping
  13. Solar Systems
  14. Reference Standards
  15. Fuel Gas Code
  16. Administration
  17. Gas Piping
  18. Chimney Vents
  19. Gaseous Hydrogen Systems
  20. Referenced Standards
  21. Final Exam
Contact Hours
32
CEU's
3.2
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
North Carolina 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 North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board, students will be able to sit for the Mechanical 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 North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board Regulations, a standard certificate will be issued.
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
None
Text and Supplies Needed
2012 North Carolina Fuel Gas Code
2012 North Carolina Mechanical Code
2012 North Carolina Energy Conservation Code
2012 Administrative Code & Policies
or then latest versions
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
Mechanical Inspectors, Gas/Fuel Inspectors, Home Owners, Real Estate Personnel, Home Inspectors, City, County and State Officials
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Mechanical Inspector 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
  • Mechanical Inspector
  • Home Inspector
  • Real Estate
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Planning Departments
  • Public Utilities
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Course Contact Information
Vocational Training Department
919-866-7221