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Inspectors Continuing Education Program

Last updated Sep. 07, 2016 - 2:22 pm
Classroom for Continuing Education

The City of Raleigh offers two methods of training that meet the requirements for Continuing Education Credits for Field Inspectors, Plan Reviewers, Architects, Engineers, and Electrical Contractors: traditional classroom and online courses.

We are pleased to announce that the City of Raleigh is a member of the ICC Preferred Provider Network. This means that we offer ICC-approved educational opportunities as it relates to codes, standards and guidelines, as well as building construction materials, products and methods.

For more information regarding online classes, please reference the
Raleigh Online Training Environment Student Instructions Handbook
.

Traditional Classroom Courses

Traditional classes are taught in a classroom environment using modern technology and programs to enhance presentations.

The traditional classroom-based courses are conducted at the City of Raleigh's satellite office located at 8320 Litchford Road, Suite 130. Each two-hour continuing education course is approved by the Department of Insurance (DOI) and applies continuing education units (CEU's) to Standard Certificates held in Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical and Fire Protection.

Electrical contractors licensed in the state of N.C. may also earn CEU's by attending City of Raleigh training classes.

Online courses

This option allows remote accessibility to the Continuing Education Program, making it available to individuals across the state without incurring the expense and inconvenience of travel.

  • Registration and payment of fees is required by the student to access the online courses
  • Courses are available to students online for a period of seven days
  • After completion of the course and exam, students are notified of their grade
  • The North Carolina Qualification Board will receive notification of Continuing Education Credits earned for students receiving a passing score on the exam

Online courses offered:

  • Six (6) hour Continuing Education Credit course based on the North Carolina Rehabilitation Code
  • Two (2) hour Continuing Education Credit course based on the North Carolina Plumbing Code
  • Six (6) hour Fire Stopping for all five (5) trades
  • Six (6) hour NFPA 13-D One & Two Family Dwelling Sprinklers (Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, and Fire)

Schedule

Tentative Course Schedule for FY 2016/17

August 12, 2016
2014 NEC Changes – Article 500-620
Instructor: Jay Daunoy
CS-3460 Electrical Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

August 26, 2016 (rescheduled)
Energy Code
Instructor: Jason Ruff
CS- Mechanical Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

September 9, 2016 (this class will not be held as it is being combined with the class on January 13, 2017)
Fire Ratings and Penetrations – Part I
Instructor: Jason Ruff
CS- Electrical Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

September 23, 2016
Venting - Part I
Instructor: Clint Latham
CS- Plumbing Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

October 7, 2016
Exits and Occupant Loads
Instructor: Leon Skinner
CS- Building Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

October 21, 2016
Gas Piping and Installation
Instructor: Dick Flowers
CS- Mechanical Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

November 4, 2016 (this class will not be held as it is being combined with the class on February 10, 2017)
Fire Rating - Part I
Instructor: Bryan Robinson
CS- Building Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

December 2, 2016
Venting - Part II
Instructor: Clint Latham
CS- Plumbing Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

January 13, 2017
Fire Rating - Part II
Instructor: Bryan Robinson
CS- Building Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

January 27, 2017
Specific Appliances
Instructor: Dick Flowers
CS- Mechanical Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

February 10, 2017
Fire Ratings and Penetrations – Part II
Instructor: Jason Ruff
CS- Electrical Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

February 24, 2017
Code Interpretations and Code Updates
Instructor: Mark Burns
CS- Plumbing Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

March 10, 2017
Modular and Manufactured Homes
Instructor: Steve Smith - DOI
CS - Building Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

April 7, 2017
Healthcare Plbg Fixtures and Equipment
Instructor: Mark Burns
CS- Plumbing Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

April 21, 2017
Low Voltage – Articles 725, 760 & 800
Instructor: Darrel Farmer
CS-3461 Electrical Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

May 5, 2017
Exhaust Systems
Instructor: Tommy Buckley
CS- Mechanical Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)

May 19, 2017
ANSI Ch.6
Instructor: Bryan Robinson
CS- Building Trade 8-10 a.m. (2hrs)



Fees

  • The fee for each credit hour is $20.00.
  • Payments are accepted in the form of cash, check made payable to: City of Raleigh, and credit cards (i.e. Visa/Mastercard). Please do not mail cash.
  • Do not submit credit card information with the registration form. You will be contacted by staff to process credit card payments.
  • Continuing education staff are available to assist with accessing online courses once registration and payment has been processed.

Registration Instructions

Complete and submit a registration form via one of the following methods:

  • Mail to or drop off at:

City of Raleigh
Development Services Department
Continuing Education Division
8320-130 Litchford Rd.
Raleigh NC 27615

  • Fax to 919-713-4221

History and Background

The North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board began requiring continuing education for inspectors in 2006. Inspectors are required to complete six hours of approved instruction each year before their certificate renewal date.

On February 1, 2006 North Carolina General Statutes 143.151.13A was introduced requiring all inspectors possessing a Standard Certificate to obtain six hours of continuing education. This requirement is applied to each inspector for each building trade certification that they hold. On June 30, 2007, the requirement for six hours of continuing education instruction was made effective.

The North Carolina Qualification Board established the minimum requirements for each class and its instructor. All classes and instructors must be previously approved by the Qualification Board in order to qualify for the Continuing Education Credits.

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