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This new four-day Academy provides information and the opportunity to study for and take the 2015 B1 Residential Building Inspector certification exam. Seasoned ICC instructors and published authors, John Gibson, M.C.P., C.B.O., C.F.M. and Steve Van Note, C.B.O., offer 70 plus years of collective experience in the building industry as well as 70 plus certifications. This tactical, hard-hitting drill training will be nothing like you have experienced before. The morning of the first day will begin with a practice pre-test to give participants a baseline of their current skills and knowledge, which gives each learner the ability to focus and customize the training to their personal needs.

The classroom instruction focuses on areas that have the most relevance to the job task analysis for the 2015 B1 Residential Inspector certification exam. A group study session facilitated by instructors will be held on the morning of the fourth day and the actual exam is on the afternoon of the fourth day or on the fifth day (exam is optional and available for a reduced rate). This “one-stop-shop” training is perfect for building industry professionals who are looking to advance their careers by obtaining an ICC Certification.

Required Publication

The 2015 International Residential Code is needed for taking the exam. You can purchase the book through the Code Council.

FREE Study Guide

The 2015 IRC Study Companion, a $59 value, will be provided to all participants of this Certification Track.

Introduction and Test Strategies /
Code Administration, Building Planning and Foundation Provisions

Objectives
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the main topical areas of Residential Building Inspector Job Task Analysis
  • Identify areas of strength or weakness on subjects of Job Task Analysis which are the main topics covered in the certification exam
  • Identify code requirements in the 2015 IRC subjects of Job Task Analysis which are the main topics covered in the certification exam
  • Apply the provisions of the 2015 IRC to residential building construction
  • Advance knowledge by the group study facilitated by instructors
  • Evaluate progress and knowledge on applying the 2015 IRC Provisions
  • Take the B1 Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam with confidence

Benefits
ICC certification candidate bulletin publishes the major categories of topics from the 2015 IRC and the percentage weight associated with each topic area that will be covered on the B1 Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam. The benefits of this training, that includes a pre-test practice and a post training group study, is that it is focused on these main topical areas that are identified by ICC Exam Development Committees based on the latest job task analysis, thereby teaching topics most relevant to the building inspector job and help to be best prepared for the certification exam.

Topics Covered

  • Pre-test exercise
  • Test Prep Strategies
  • Code Administration
  • Building Planning
  • Footings and Foundations

Target Audience
Anyone preparing to take the ICC Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam based on the 2015 IRC.

Instructors
John M. Gibson, Jr., M.C.P., C.B.O., C.F.M. is a Technical Advisor and Instructor for the International Code Council (ICC). A certified Master Code Professional, Certified Building Official and Certified Fire Marshal; he has forty (40) other certifications, including thirty-three (33) from the ICC.

John is a nationally recognized building safety professional who is also a contract instructor at the Dept. of Homeland Security, and at the National Fire Academy. He received the ICC Educator of the Year award in 2010. Expanded biography.


Steve Van Note, C.B.O. is the Managing Director of Product Development for the International Code Council (ICC), where he is responsible for developing technical resource materials in support of the International Codes. His role also includes the management, review, and technical editing of publications developed by ICC staff members and other expert authors. In addition, Steve develops and presents code seminars nationally. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction and building code arena. Expanded biography.

Footings/Foundations and Floor Construction Provisions /
Wall Construction Provisions

Objectives
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the main topical areas of Residential Building Inspector Job Task Analysis
  • Identify areas of strength or weakness on subjects of Job Task Analysis which are the main topics covered in the certification exam
  • Identify code requirements in the 2015 IRC subjects of Job Task Analysis which are the main topics covered in the certification exam
  • Apply the provisions of the 2015 IRC to residential building construction
  • Advance knowledge by the group study facilitated by instructors
  • Evaluate progress and knowledge on applying the 2015 IRC Provisions
  • Take the B1 Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam with confidence

Benefits
ICC certification candidate bulletin publishes the major categories of topics from the 2015 IRC and the percentage weight associated with each topic area that will be covered on the B1 Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam. The benefits of this training, that includes a pre-test practice and a post training group study, is that it is focused on these main topical areas that are identified by ICC Exam Development Committees based on the latest job task analysis, thereby teaching topics most relevant to the building inspector job and help to be best prepared for the certification exam.

Topics Covered

  • Footings and Foundations
  • Floor Construction
  • Wall Construction and Coverings

Target Audience
Anyone preparing to take the ICC Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam based on the 2015 IRC.

Instructors
John M. Gibson, Jr., M.C.P., C.B.O., C.F.M. is a Technical Advisor and Instructor for the International Code Council (ICC). A certified Master Code Professional, Certified Building Official and Certified Fire Marshal; he has forty (40) other certifications, including thirty-three (33) from the ICC.

John is a nationally recognized building safety professional who is also a contract instructor at the Dept. of Homeland Security, and at the National Fire Academy. He received the ICC Educator of the Year award in 2010. Expanded biography.


Steve Van Note, C.B.O. is the Managing Director of Product Development for the International Code Council (ICC), where he is responsible for developing technical resource materials in support of the International Codes. His role also includes the management, review, and technical editing of publications developed by ICC staff members and other expert authors. In addition, Steve develops and presents code seminars nationally. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction and building code arena. Expanded biography.

Wall Construction and Roof/Ceiling Provisions /
Public Safety and Special Construction Provisions

Objectives
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the main topical areas of Residential Building Inspector Job Task Analysis
  • Identify areas of strength or weakness on subjects of Job Task Analysis which are the main topics covered in the certification exam
  • Identify code requirements in the 2015 IRC subjects of Job Task Analysis which are the main topics covered in the certification exam
  • Apply the provisions of the 2015 IRC to residential building construction
  • Advance knowledge by the group study facilitated by instructors
  • Evaluate progress and knowledge on applying the 2015 IRC Provisions
  • Take the B1 Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam with confidence

Benefits
ICC certification candidate bulletin publishes the major categories of topics from the 2015 IRC and the percentage weight associated with each topic area that will be covered on the B1 Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam. The benefits of this training, that includes a pre-test practice and a post training group study, is that it is focused on these main topical areas that are identified by ICC Exam Development Committees based on the latest job task analysis, thereby teaching topics most relevant to the building inspector job and help to be best prepared for the certification exam.

Topics Covered

  • Wall Construction and Coverings
  • Roof/Ceiling Construction
  • Means of egress
  • Exit stairways and ramps
  • Exterior construction
  • Smoke alarms
  • Flamespread of insulation and finishes
  • Safety glazing

Target Audience
Anyone preparing to take the ICC Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam based on the 2015 IRC.

Instructors
John M. Gibson, Jr., M.C.P., C.B.O., C.F.M. is a Technical Advisor and Instructor for the International Code Council (ICC). A certified Master Code Professional, Certified Building Official and Certified Fire Marshal; he has forty (40) other certifications, including thirty-three (33) from the ICC.

John is a nationally recognized building safety professional who is also a contract instructor at the Dept. of Homeland Security, and at the National Fire Academy. He received the ICC Educator of the Year award in 2010. Expanded biography.


Steve Van Note, C.B.O. is the Managing Director of Product Development for the International Code Council (ICC), where he is responsible for developing technical resource materials in support of the International Codes. His role also includes the management, review, and technical editing of publications developed by ICC staff members and other expert authors. In addition, Steve develops and presents code seminars nationally. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction and building code arena. Expanded biography.

Test Preparation / B1 Certification Exam (not mandatory)

While it’s not always fun and games, the morning session will be! Be ready to put your skills to the test and compete with your classmates in this Jeopardy style game show event! Questions will be posed based on the content covered in the Track and the winning team will walk away with fabulous prizes! Come prepared to think on your feet! In the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to take the certification exam. Taking the exam in optional and you will not receive a free home game.

Objectives
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Answer review questions based on main topics covered in the certification exam
  • Explain where to find an answers to review questions in the Code book
  • Explain main topics covered in the certification exam
  • Take the B1 Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam with confidence

Instructors
John M. Gibson, Jr., M.C.P., C.B.O., C.F.M. is a Technical Advisor and Instructor for the International Code Council (ICC). A certified Master Code Professional, Certified Building Official and Certified Fire Marshal; he has forty (40) other certifications, including thirty-three (33) from the ICC.

John is a nationally recognized building safety professional who is also a contract instructor at the Dept. of Homeland Security, and at the National Fire Academy. He received the ICC Educator of the Year award in 2010. Expanded biography.


Steve Van Note, C.B.O. is the Managing Director of Product Development for the International Code Council (ICC), where he is responsible for developing technical resource materials in support of the International Codes. His role also includes the management, review, and technical editing of publications developed by ICC staff members and other expert authors. In addition, Steve develops and presents code seminars nationally. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction and building code arena. Expanded biography.

 

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