72 Hour COMPLETE Building Official, Inspector & Plan Reviewer Course Package | Michigan Code Officials


This package fulfills all 72 hours of continuing education requirements for those licensed as a Building Official, Building Inspector, and Plan Reviewer ($864 Value)

  • Technical:  24 hrs
  • Specialty:  18 hrs
  • Administrative:  16 hrs
  • Plan Review:  12 hrs
  • Communication:  2 hr
  • Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades




Overview of Building Trades

Course Description

This eight-hour course provides an overview of building trade skills. This course outlines the fundamental requirements involved in residential construction or remodeling through text, integrated videos, diagrams, and slides. This course applies 8-Hours towards Specialty credit.

Site Work (100 Minutes)

1.  Setbacks and Easements
2.  Wetlands and Utilities
3.  Prep and Measurements
4.  Soil Types and Tests

Assessment: 5 questions

Concrete (40 Minutes)

1.  Admixtures and Slump
2.  Joints and Problems

Assessment: 5 questions

Foundation Construction (20 Minutes)

1.  Footings and Columns

Assessment: 5 questions

Framing (50 Minutes)

1.  Joists, Boring and Notching
2.  Components and Fire blocking

Assessment: 5 questions

Roofing (100 Minutes)

1.  Styles and Pitch
2.  Bracing and Trusses
3.  Flashing
4.  Venting and Gutters

Assessment: 5 questions

Siding (80 Minutes)

1.  Styles and Pitch
2.  Bracing and Trusses
3.  Flashing
4.  Venting and Gutters

Assessment: 5 questions

Trim (20 Minutes)

1.  Doors and Stairs

Assessment: 5 questions

Masonry (40 Minutes)

1.  Blocks and Patterns
2.  Mortar and Flashing

Assessment: 5 questions

Plan Reading (50 Minutes)

1.  Symbols and Schedules
2.  Reading and Questions

Assessment: 5 questions

Business of Building

Course Description

This six hour course focuses on the primary responsibilities of running a successful contracting business according to the rules and regulations surrounding the industry.  This especially includes statutory regulations regarding qualifications, standards of practice and licensing requirements. This course will review the fundamentals of business practice for building professionals in Michigan. This course applies 6-Hours towards Administrative credit.

Licensing (80 Minutes)

1. Branches
2. Board and Duties
3. Fees and Expiration
4. Complaints and Hearings
5. Disputes and Violations
6. Continuing Education and Qualifiers
7. Application and Arbitration
8. Enforcement Fund

Assessment: 5 questions

Lien Law (50 Minutes)

1. Notices
2. Sworn Statements
3. Waivers
4. Enforcement

Assessment: 5 questions

Business Organization (20 Minutes)

1.  Types

Assessment: 5 questions

Finance (60 Minutes)

1.  Forecasts
2.  Accounting

Assessment: 5 questions

Taxes (15 Minutes)

1.  Withholding

Assessment: 5 questions

Labor Law (30 Minutes)

1.  Minors
2.  Disabilities

Assessment: 5 questions

Fair Housing (15 Minutes)

1.  General Information

Assessment: 5 questions

Estimating (30 Minutes)

1.  Bids
2.  Change Orders

Assessment: 5 questions


Administration and Enforcement Review 

Course Description

This six hour course outlines the administrative and logistical process involved in inspections, the investigation of complaints, and the enforcement of the applicable codes. The course will also review best practices when evaluating construction projects that may have unusual circumstances or alternative materials, design or methods.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • 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.
  • 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.


Inspection Report (20 Minutes)

1.  Inspection Process: Checklist/Report
2.  Types of Inspections 

3. Certificate of Occupancy
Assessment: 5 questions

Violation Notice (20 Minutes)

1. Notices
2. Common Violations
3. Repairs and Alterations
3. Stop Work Order

Assessment: 5 questions

Complaint Investigation (30 Minutes)

1.  Purpose
2.  Elements and Types of Complaints
3. Typical Complaints: Indoors and Outdoors
4. Enforcement Steps

 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 (35 Minutes)

1.  The Building Site
2.  Mechanicals
4.  Evaluation and Follow-up
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

Alternate Approvals and Product Acceptance (55 Minutes)

1. Role of the Bureau of Construction Codes
2. Guidelines for ApprovalAlternative Materials, Design and Methods
3. Product Evaluation
4. Documentation
5. Quality
6. Manufacturer Responsibility
7. Sections 1707 – 1709

MI Code Official Technical I
Building Construction 2015 MRC 

This fully narrated course is a review of building construction and techniques, including the related 2015 Michigan Residential Code covering the following topic areas: Footings and Foundations, Concrete, Carpentry, and Masonry.


Footings and Foundations 2015 MRC Chapter 4 (60 Minutes)


  • Site Requirements
  • Materials
  • Moisture barriers
  • Damp proofing



  • Types
  • Dimensions


  • Concrete
  • Wood


Concrete 2015 MRC Chapter 4 (70 Minutes)


  • Aggregates, Admixtures, Accelerators R404.1.3.3
  • Slump
  • Compressive Strength R402
  • Prepare to pour


  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Floors


  • Foundation Walls R404
  • Finishing R506
  • Forms R506
  • Joints R506
  • Quality R506
  • Reinforcement R506
  • Problems R506

Carpentry 2015 MRC Chapters 5 and 6 (110 Minutes)






  • Joists
  • Trusses


  • Exterior
  • Load bearing
  • Partitions


  • Rafters
  • Decking
  • Valleys, crickets, saddles


  • Vents, windows, doors, attic access

STAIRS Chapter 3

  • Landings
  • Rise and run
  • Width
  • Clearances

DECKS Chapter 5

  • Fasteners R507
  • Height
  • Rails
  • Materials


  • Flooring
  • Cabinetry
  • Trim/molding


Masonry Chapters 4, 6, 7, 10 (70 Minutes)


  • Types
  • Placement
  • Joints

BRICK R703.8

  • Walls
  • Veneer
  • Types
  • Fireplace

STONE R703.12

  • Manufactured
  • Natural



  • Sills and lintels
  • Piers and pilasters
  • Patterns
  • Arches





MI Code Official Technical II
Building Construction 2015 MRC 

This fully narrated course is a review of building construction and techniques, including the related 2015 Michigan Residential Code covering the following topic areas: Roofing, Insulation, Ventilation, Windows, Doors and Skylights, Siding, Interior and Exterior Finishes and Specialties.

Roofing 2015 MRC Chapter 9 (60 Minutes)


  • Asphalt shingles R905.2
  • Wood shingles and shakes R905.7 – 905.8
  • Metal R905.10
  • Tile R905.3
  • Bitumens R905.9 – R905.11


  • Flashing  R903



  • Code requirements

Insulation (60 Minutes)


  • Blanket, batt, blown-in, sprayed-on, foil faced N1101.12 – 13
  • Sound

Ventilation (30 Minutes)




Windows, Doors and Skylights R609 (50 Minutes)


  • Energy code N1102


  • Code requirements


  • Dimensions
  • Code



  • Flashing
  • Caulking


  • Interior and exterior R311


Siding Installation R703 (50 Minutes)



Interior and Exterior Finishes R702 (50 Minutes)


  • Application methods
  • Drywall
  • Painting
  • Tile

Specialties (20 Minutes)


  • Requirements


ANSI A117.1-09 Standards


Course Description

The ANSI A117.1-09 standards set minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed, or altered state and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. This course provides an overview of these requirements with instructor commentary to highlight relevant topics.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Be able recognize what interior and exterior components can, and should comply with standards.
  • Identify the requirements for proper maneuvering space, clearance and accessible routes.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on standards for the construction of either a public or private building.
  • Summarize the options available to the design or building professional when designing a facility per the requirements of the standards.


Chapter 3: Building Blocks – 301-309

  • General – 301
  • Floor and Ground Surfaces – 302
  • Changes in Level – 303
  • Turning Space -304
  • Clear Floor Space – 305
  • Knee and Toe Clearance – 306
  • Protruding Objects – 307
  • Reach Ranges – 308
  • Operable Parts – 309


Chapter 4: Accessible Routes 401 – 407

  • General – 401
  • Accessible Routes – 402
  • Walking Surfaces – 403
  • Doors, Doorways, and Gates – 404
  • Ramps – 405
  • Curb Ramps – 406
  • Elevators – 407


Chapter 5: General Site & Building Elements 501 – 505

  • General – 501
  • Parking Spaces – 502
  • Passenger Loading Zones – 503
  • Stairways – 504
  • Handrails – 505


Chapter 6: Plumbing Elements and Facilities 601 – 612

  • General – 601
  • Drinking Fountains – 602
  • Toilet and Bathing Rooms – 603
  • Water Closets and Toilet Compartments – 604
  • Urinals – 605
  • Lavatories and Sinks – 606
  • Bathtubs – 607
  • Shower Compartments – 608
  • Grab Bars – 609
  • Seats – 610
  • Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers – 611
  • Saunas and Steam Rooms – 612


Chapter 7: Communication Elements and Features 701 – 705

  • General – 701
  • Fire Alarm Systems – 702
  • Signs – 703
  • Telephones – 704
  • Detectable Warnings – 705


Chapter 8: Special Rooms, Spaces and Elements 801- 806

  • General – 801
  • Assembly Areas – 802
  • Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms – 803
  • Kitchens and Kitchenettes – 804
  • Transportation Facilities – 805
  • Holding Cells and Housing Cells – 806


Chapter 9: Built-In Elements 901 – 904

  • General – 901
  • Dining Surfaces and Work Surfaces – 902
  • Benches – 903
  • Sales and Service Counters – 904


Chapter 11: Recreational Facilities 1101 – 1110

  • General – 1101
  • Amusement Rides – 1102
  • Recreational Boating Facilities – 1103
  • Exercise Machines and Equipment – 1104
  • Fishing Piers and Platforms – 1105
  • Golf Facilities – 1106
  • Miniature Golf Facilities – 1107
  • Play Areas – 1108
  • Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spas – 1109
  • Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions – 1110


MI 2015 Residential Code Review

Course Description

This six-hour course is a review of the codes required for residential construction. This course focuses on the 2015 Michigan Residential Code book and the latest changes. The 2015 MRC is a comprehensive stand-alone residential code that establishes minimum requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses, with the purpose of safeguarding the health and safety of the public. This 6-Hour course applies six hours towards Technical credit.

Code Book Basics

1. Introduction
2. Adoption
3. Marginal Markings
4. Navigation

Chapters 1 and 2

1. Scope and Application
2. Administration and Enforcement
3. Definitions

Chapter 3 Building Planning

1. Design Criteria
2. Minimum Requirements
3. Glazing
4. Egress
5. Fire, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
6. Decay
7. Flood Resistant Construction

Chapters 4-11

1. Foundations
2. Floors
3. Wall Construction/Covering
4. Roof Ceiling Construction
5. Roof Assemblies
6. Chimneys and Fireplaces
7. Energy Efficiency

Building Green

Course Description

This six hour video course will bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment, while providing a greater economic benefit to the homeowner. Even as technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life, but also protect the environment. A comprehensive approach to resource and energy efficiency is the best method to achieve a resource and energy efficient building. This 6-hour course applies six hours towards Specialty credit.

Heat Transfer and Thermal Imaging (20 Minutes)

1.  Energy Consumption
2.  Energy Conservation
3.  Diagnostic Testing

Assessment:  5 questions

Advance Framing Techniques (20 Minutes)

1.  Techniques
2.  Raised Heel Trusses
3.  Double 2 x 4 Walls
4.  Prefabricated Walls

Assessment:  5 questions

Air Barriers (20 Minutes)

1.  Design and Implementation
2.  Air Sealing
3.  Airtight Drywall
4.  Prefabricated  Walls

Assessment:  5 questions

Insulation (20 Minutes)

1.  Fiberglass Batts
2.  Cellulose Insulation
3.  Roof Installation

Assessment:  5 questions

Foam Insulation/Sheathing (25 Minutes)

1.  Spray Foam
2.  Configurations
3.  Insulated Sheathing

Assessment:  5 questions

U-Factor and R-Value (20 Minutes)

1.  Radiant Barrier Sheathing
2.  Windows
3.  U-Factor and R-Value

Assessment:  5 questions

Lighting and Duct Design (20 Minutes)

1.  Incandescent Lighting
2.  Compact Fluorescent Lighting
3.  Light Emitting Diodes
4.  Duct Design

Assessment:  5 questions

Green Appliances (25 Minutes)

1.  Energy Guide Labels
2.  Energy Recovery Ventilation
3.  Sealed Combustion Heating Appliances
4. Water Heaters
5. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)

Assessment:  5 questions

Geothermal and Solar (25 Minutes)

1.  Heating and Cooling
2.  System Types
3.  Solar Thermal Water Heating

Assessment:  5 questions

Wind Turbines (25 Minutes)

1.  Electricity Generation
2.  Considerations
3.  Utilities and Metering
4. Types

Assessment:  5 questions

Green Marketing (20 Minutes)

1.  Waste Management
2.  Marketing
3.  Solar Voltaic Roofing
4.  Fuel Cells

Assessment:  5 questions

Successful Site Design and MI Energy Code

Course Description

While land developers are seeking to maximize their land use and minimize their development costs, governmental regulations are applying pressures on budgets that can kill a project. Architects are being relied upon to steer site decisions and engineering professionals in order to produce cost-effective and functional designs that meet the myriad of growing municipal requirements. 

The new code reflects several changes in energy efficiency for the 2015 Michigan Energy Code. Generally, the purpose of these changes is to conserve energy through improved efficiency in envelope design, mechanical systems, lighting, and new materials and techniques. It sets the baseline for the building envelope, systems, and equipment.

This course applies 6 hours towards Plan Review credit.




Securing Information (25 Minutes)

1.  Pre-Design: Scope, Terms, Responsibilities, Permits
2.  Securing Information: Services, Surveys, Contaminants, Authorities, Fees


Programming and Site Evaluation (20 Minutes)

1.  Programming: Basics
2.  Site Evaluation: Utilities, Site Constraints


Site Selection, Utilization and Wayfinding (20 Minutes)

1.  Site Selection: Restrictions, Storm Water, Landscaping, Parking
2. Wayfinding


Laying Out the Design (20 Minutes)

1.  Layout: Fire Lanes, Traffic, Space Considerations
2.  Examples


Site Standards (20 Minutes)

1.  Accessibility
2.  Site Lighting
3.  HVAC
4.  Grading
5.  Pavement
6.  LEED


Preparing a Site Plan (55 Minutes)

1.  Video


Utility Coordination (20 Minutes)

1.  Water Service
2.  Sanitary
3.  Storm Water Management
4.  Franchise Utilities
5.  Examples


Documents and Contract Administration (20 Minutes)

1.  Documentation: Drawings, Lighting, Paving, Utilities, Landscaping, GPS
2.  Construction Administration
3.  Conclusion




Scope (50 minutes)

1. Application
2. Scope and General Requirements
3. Alternative Materials
4. Construction Documents
5. Inspections
6. Definitions
7. Climate Zones and Design Conditions
8. Materials, Systems and Equipment

Residential (50 minutes)

1. R401 General
2. R402 Building Thermal Envelope
3. R403 Systems
4. R405 Simulated Performance Alternative
5. General Information

a. Insulation
b. Duct Design
c. Window Selection
d. Lighting

Commercial (50 minutes)

1. C401 General
2. C402 Building Thermal Envelope
3. C403 Building Mechanical Systems
4. C404 Service Water Heating
4. C405 Electrical Power and Lighting Systems
5. C407 Total Building Performance
6. C408 System Commissioning

Assessment: 25 Questions

Responsibilities of Building Officials

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 4-Hour course applies four hours to Administration.


1972 PA 230  (70 Minutes)

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

Assessment: 5 questions

Licensing  (60 Minutes)

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

Assessment: 5 questions

1980 PA 299 (70 Minutes)

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

Assessment: 5 questions

School Site Plan (60 Minutes)

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

Assessment: 5 questions

Recreational Facilities and Construction Documents

Course Description

Recreational Facilities:  This video course covers the tenth chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Recreation Facilities. The material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including on-site, real world video examples in various accessible buildings used by both the public and private sector.    

Construction Documents:  This portion of the course focuses on the specifics of documentation, methodology, and coordination of the plan review process.  

This 4-Hour course applies four hours towards Plan Review credit.

Recreational Facilities (100 Minutes)

1.  Amusement Rides
2.  Recreational Boating Facilities
3.  Exercise Machines and Equipment
4.  Fishing Piers and Platforms
5.  Golf Facilities
6. Miniature Golf Facilities
7. Play Areas
8. Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spas
9. Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions

Assessment: 5 questions

Construction Documents (100 Minutes)

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

Assessment: 5 questions

7. Section 110 Inspections
8. Section 111 Certificate of Occupancy
9. Purpose, Systems and Methodology

Assessment: 5 questions

10. Special Inspections and Trades
11. Administration and Support
12. Enforcement

Assessment: 10 questions

Drier By Design – Designing to Keep Water Out


Course Description

With erosion paths cut into solid rock as solid evidence, water in various forms contains immense power to eat away or destroy whatever is in its path. Whether it takes a year, two hundred or ten thousand, without intervention, water can and will destroy our man-made structures. Once a problem develops that opens a pathway for intrusion, one rainy season can render a building unsuitable for human use.

We have the knowledge and tools to combat such destruction of our structures. We implement counterattacks in the design stage, during construction, and afterwards with proactive maintenance, but the battle against water begins in the design phase.

Moisture resistance principles and methods are discussed in a systematic fashion, as in one building system at a time. Fundamentals are first covered, including basic principles of water behavior and the multiple paths it takes while invading buildings. A thorough knowledge of how destruction begins and escalates drives the known design principles and material decisions used to stop such migration. Practical solutions are then discussed in detail.

The discussion is needed. The physical price tag for both our structures and their occupants is too high to allow water free entry into our occupied spaces.

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • A basic understanding of how water moves, migrates, and behaves
  • Typical sources of excess moisture in our built environments
  • Proactive prevention of unwanted moisture through planning and design
  • Methods used during construction to prevent the intrusion of water
  • Post-construction prevention of leakage by building envelope inspection
  • Common points of failure through which water can gain entrance
  • Prevention of water intrusion through control of condensation

Drier By Design–Designing to Keep Water Out


1. Glossary of Terms Regarding Water Intrusion
2. Water Behavior

  • General Water Infiltration
  • Hitting a Moving Target
  • But There are Rules
  • Under Pressure to Admit It
  • Different Problems in Different States

3. Moisture Problems

  • Searching for a Source
  • Mold Growth in Buildings

4. Wet by Design


1. Recommendations for Design
2. Construction Methods Used to Exclude Moisture
3. Tools for Analysis and Design


1. Incoming
2. Site Drainage Issues
3. Entrapped Moisture
4. Reasons Why Envelopes Leak

  • Defining a Building Envelope
  • Methods and Materials Meant to Exclude Water
  • Known Problems with Wall Systems
  • Using Envelope Diagnosis to Find Leaks
  • Pen Test
  • Common Reasons for Envelope Failure


1. Buildings from Wood
2. Thinking Through Building Components

  • Structural Framing Design
  • Foundation Design
  • Foundation Leaks
  • Wall Envelope Design
  • Design of Interior Finishes
  • Glazing System Design
  • 4.2.7 Roof Design

3. Moisture from Plumbing Leaks
4. Moisture from HVAC Systems
5. Moisture from Ventilation Systems
6. Moisture from Condensation

  • Causes of Condensation
  • Cold Weather Condensation
  • Hot Weather Condensation

7. Tightening the Envelope
8. Vapor and Air Retarders
9. Combatting Negative Air Pressure


1. Preventing Leaks by Planning

  • Moisture Control Design Principles
  • Designing Components to Prevent Leaks

2. Controlling Moisture During Construction



Successful Use of PEMBs
(Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings)

Course Description

This course will cover the advantages and disadvantages of using a pre-engineered metal building and why PEMB’s are economical. We will examine what needs to be considered when designing the foundations, building envelope, building systems, industrial equipment as well as code considerations. This lesson should equip the designer and builder to know the basic facts about Pre Engineered Metal Buildings.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of Pre-Engineered buildings
  • Identify the code requirements related to bearing capacity of foundations and slabs
  • Describe hazardous occupancies and control areas that are often found in this type of structure
  • Summarize the code considerations and issues related to special industrial construction


  • Why are pemb’s economical
  • Advantages and disadvantages


  • Conventional foundations
  • Deep foundations
  • Testing of bearing capacity beneath each column pad
  • Blasting for foundations
  • Slabs
  • Elevated slabs
  • Long span
  • Cantilevered walls
  • Anchor bolt reactions


  • Bridge cranes
  • Levelers


  • Hvac systems
  • Electrical: lighting, outlets, welding stations
  • Fire suppression


  • Insulation


  • Building size by code
  • Snow drift requirements
  • Hazardous occupancies and control areas
  • Comcheck

Special industrial issues

  • Truck docks
  • Steps outside loading docks
  • Trench drains
  • Pits
  • Overhead doors
  • Mezzanines
  • Oil water separators/ trench drains


  • Subsurface conditions
  • Karst geology

Ground Water

  • Potential problems


  • Faraday’s Law of Electromagnetic Induction


  • Liability for repairs

Decorative Shapes

  • Options

Deferred Submittals

  • Timeline


Construction Documents 
For Successful Projects


Course Description

A well prepared and accurate technical specification can be easily undone if Divisions 00 and 01 of the project manual are deficient. The ‘front-end’ specification, or general conditions, is the tool that directs the contractor from the day he is introduced to the project through to completion. Without it, the architect, the client, and the builder are vulnerable to being sadly surprised. A well written ‘front-end’ can protect the architect and the builder from accusations of neglect, cost over-runs, demands for an expansion of the scope and much more. This course will teach the many elements of the front-end specification that are essential to success.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Be able to integrate design concepts with current codes and regulations.
  • Translate the intentions and goals of the customer into a safe and cost-effective project.
  • Understand and be able to comply with federal laws if the project is paid for with governmental funds.
  • Specify and identify any code related issues or requirements in order to facilitate proper construction.

Chapter 1

1. Introduction
2. Division 00
3. Site Visit
4. Bonding
5. Addenda
6. Document Distribution
7. Alternates
8. Bid Forms

Chapter 2

1. Division 01
2. Changes
3. Allowances
4. Unit Pricing
5. Liquidated Damages
6. Insurance
7. Damage to Structures

Chapter 3

1. Notice of Commencement
2. Notice of Substantial Completion
3. Substitutions
4. Dimensions
5. Pay Applications

Chapter 4

1. Occupational Requirements
2. Storage of Materials
3. Commissioning
4. Utilities
5. Submittals
6. Obsolete Materials
7. Scheduling

Chapter 5

1. Permitting
2. Electronic Use of Drawings
3. Quality Assurance
4. Contractor’s Use of Site
5. Owner Furnished Products and Labor
6. Sustainable Design
7. Conclusion

Inspection and Complaint Process

Course Description

As a building official it is important to have strong interpersonal and communication skills that will foster effective, cooperative working relationships with city staff members, property owners, the building and development community. They often inform, advise and resolve conflicts between the local jurisdiction, architects, developers, contractors and homeowners with regard to code and ordinance compliance. This one hour course addresses the process of inspections of complaints and violations. This 1-hour course applies one hour towards Communication credit.


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

Positive Communication Strategies

Course Description

As a building official it is important to have strong interpersonal and communication skills that will foster effective, cooperative working relationships with city staff members, property owners, the building and development community. Very often, a building official functions as an overall office manager, planning and assigning work, and providing guidance and training clerical and technical staff. This one hour course outlines some of the strategies used to create a positive work environment.

This 1-Hour course applies one hour towards Communication credit.


1.  Organizational Conflict
2.  Strategies to Resolve
3.  Use and Occupancy

Listening Skills

1.  Hearing vs. Listening
2.  Active Listening

Body Language

1.  Facial Expressions
2.  Arms and Legs
3.  Torso


1.  Basics
2.  Building Trust
3.  Spoilers

Workplace Culture

1.  Bonding
2.  Structure
3.  Defense

Assessment: 15 questions


Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades

Course Description

Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing from experts that work in both social media and the construction industry. Use these tools and tricks to upgrade your personal and professional profiles, drive leads, and increase business.

Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to info@onlinecti.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

Student policies and procedures are always available by going to our website and scrolling to the bottom of the page (See Attendance, Privacy and Refund Policy).

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