MI Code Official Provisional Registered Building Inspector

18 Hour Course — Online Video

18 Hours of Provisional Education –MI Approval #17839

Approved for 1 hour Communication, 2 hours of Plan Review, 3 hours of Specialty, 4 hours of Administration and 8 hours of Technical for Building Inspectors, Building Officials, and Plan Reviewers.


Michigan Code Official 18 Hour Provisional Registered Building Inspector

Course Description

Building inspectors employed by a county, city or other unit of government for the express purpose of enforcing the state building code shall be registered with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Construction Codes, Building Division; (517) 241-9347. Registered building inspectors are required to have experience in the construction industry and demonstrate ability to perform competent inspections throughout all phases of the construction project.

This eighteen hour video course covers the necessary rules and regulations as they pertain to Registered Building Inspectors.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Define the powers and duties of various departments, boards and agencies in the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Outline the process of an inspection, recognize and enforce applicable codes, and understand the process of filing, receiving and investigating complaints.
  • Recognize the requirements set forth by the state of Michigan regarding building codes, ordinances, and zoning requirements. Have a thorough understanding of the MI Building, Residential, Rehab and Energy Codes.
  • Be able to read designs, plot plans and maps, building diagrams (prints) and building schematics in order to verify accuracy and compliance. He/she must be able to create a logical method of inspection (sequence of events) that will reduce the risk of oversights that may endanger the health, safety and welfare of the general public.
  • Monitor and evaluate construction projects to ensure overall compliance even when there are unique circumstances and variables that may not fall under “normal” protocol, and recognize the guidelines for approval of alternative materials, design and methods of construction.
  • Plan and demonstrate the ability to efficiently manage a busy schedule of site visits, investigations, and to properly document each inspection.


Course Syllabus


1972 PA 230  (70 Minutes)

1.  Construction Codes
2.  Administration and Enforcement
3.  Use and Occupancy

Assessment: 10 questions

Licensing  (60 Minutes)

1.  Education and Experience Requirements
2.  Application and Registration Process
3.  Act 54 of 1986

Assessment: 10 questions

1980 PA 299 (70 Minutes)

1.  Powers and Duties: LARA
2.  Rules, Penalties and Fines
3.  Complaints and Hearings

Assessment: 10 questions

School Site Plan (60 Minutes)

1.  Submission Requirements
2.  ADA and Public Schools
3.  Turning Space

Assessment: 10 questions



Inspection Report (20 Minutes)

1.  Inspection Process: Checklist/Report
2.  Types of Inspections
3.  Stop Work Orders

Assessment: 5 questions

Violation Notice (20 Minutes)

1.  Notices
2.  Common Violations
3.  Elevators

 Assessment: 5 questions

Complaint Investigation (25 Minutes)

1.  Purpose
2.  Systems
3.  Egress
4.  Application and Enforcement

 Assessment: 5 questions



MI Building Code (190 Minutes)

1.  101 General- 107 Submittal Documents
2.  108 Temporary Structures- 201 General
3.  202 Definitions
4.  302 Classification- 312 General
5.  402 Covered Mall- 414 Hazardous Materials
6.  503 Building Height/Area Limitations- 717 Ducts and Transfer Openings
7.  718 Concealed Spaces- 1027 Exit Discharge
8.  1203 Ventilation- 1610 Soil Lateral Loads
9.  1615 Structural Integrity- 2303 Minimum Standards

Assessment: 15 questions

MI Residential Code (190 Minutes)

1.  Using the Codebook
2.  R101 Title, Scope and Purpose- R202 Definitions
3.  R302 Exterior Wall- R401 Foundations
4.  R402 Materials- R601 General
5.  R602 Wood Wall Framing- R701 Wall Covering
6.  R702 Interior Covering- R1001 Masonry Fireplaces
7.  R1002 Masonry Heaters- N1103 Systems

Assessment: 15 questions

MI Rehab Code (60 Minutes)

1.  Adoption, Implementation and Enforcement
2.  Section 101 Scope-Section 104 Duties and Powers of Code Official
3.  Section 105 Permits- Section 310 Accessibility for Existing Buildings
4.  Section 401 General- Section 707 Structural

Assessment: 10 questions

MI Energy Code (60 Minutes)

1.  Purpose
2.  Section 101 Scope- Section 303 Materials, Systems and Equipment
3.  Section 401 General- Section 503 Building Mechanical Systems
4.  Chapter 6 MUEC

Assessment: 10 questions



Construction Documents (40 Minutes)

1.  Examiner, Timing and Submittal
2.  Drawings, Illustrations, Specifications
3.  Bulletins, Addenda and Instructions
4.  Permits
5.  Section 107 Submittal Documents
6.  Section 1603/MUEC Section 103 Construction Documents

Assessment: 5 questions

Methodology (40 Minutes)

1.  Section 110 Inspections
2.  Section 111 Certificate of Occupancy
3.  Purpose, Systems and Methodology

Assessment: 5 questions

Coordination (40 Minutes)

1.  Special Inspections and Trades
2.  Administration and Support
3.  Enforcement

Assessment: 5 questions



Inspection Procedures (30 Minutes)

1.  The Building Site: IRC, IPC
2.  Mechanicals
4.  Evaluation and Follow-up

Assessment: 5 questions

Material and Equipment (35 Minutes)

1.  Tools of the Trade
2.  Reporting System
3.  Equipment Safety

Assessment: 5 questions

Special Inspection (30 Minutes)

1.  Definitions
2.  Section 1701 General
3.  Section 1704 Mandatory Special Inspections
4.  Responsibilities and Duties of Building Official
5.  Competency

Assessment: 5 questions

Manufacturer Installation Instructions (30 Minutes)

1.  Independent Testing
2.  Instructions
3.  OSHA: Onsite Safety and the Manufacturer

Assessment: 5 questions

Product Acceptance (30 Minutes)

1.  Alternative Materials, Design and Methods
2.  Product Evaluation
3.  Documentation
4.  Quality
5.  Manufacturer Responsibility
6.  Sections 1713-1716

Assessment: 5 questions

Alternate Approvals (30 Minutes)

1.  Role of the Bureau of Construction Codes
2.  Guidelines for Approval
3.  IBC: Appendix K

Assessment: 5 questions

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