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 lll
Name
COD-3132A3
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 22 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Mechanical Inspectors; Home Inspectors; Mechanical Engineers; Real Estate Personnel; Public Utility Personnel; City, State and County Personnel; Planning Department Personnel
Description
This course builds on the Level I and II courses and is for the Mechanical Level III Code Enforcement Official responsible for inspecting mechanical installations in all types of construction of unlimited size. The course provides Level ll inspectors, homeowners, real estate professionals, construction managers, and planners with an understanding of the North Carolina Mechanical Code and the Fuel Gas Code of the North Carolina State Building Code and how to apply it, where applicable. For those pursuing a career as an Inspector Level lll, 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 North Carolina Mechanical Code and the 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 Book
  2. Ventilation
  3. Exhaust Systems
  4. Duct
  5. Boilers, Water heater, and Pressure Vessels
  6. Hydroponic Piping
  7. Fuel Oil Piping
  8. Fuel/Gas Code Book
  9. Gas Piping
  10. Chimneys and Vents
  11. Specific Appliances
  12. Gaseous Hydrogen Systems
  13. Final Exam
Contact Hours
16
CEU's
1.6
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 lll 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; Home Inspectors; Mechanical Engineers; Real Estate Personnel; Public Utility Personnel; City, State and County Personnel; Planning Department Personnel
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Mechanical Inspector lll, 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
  • Public Utilities
  • Planning Department
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  • Apprenticeship, HVACR Level 3 - APP-3200C1
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Course Contact Information
Vocational Training Department
919-866-7221