Virginia Code Official | Complete 16-Hour Continuing Education Package


  • 2015 International Code with Virginia Admendments 6hr
  • Public Administration and Process 6hr
  • ADA Standards:  Building Blocks and Special Elements 4hr
  • Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
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VA Code Enforcement Personnel
2015 International Code
with Virginia Amendments

Course Description

The 2015 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) contains the building regulations that must be complied with when constructing a new building, structure, or an addition to an existing building became effective Sept, 2018.

The Board of Housing and Community Development bases the technical requirements of the USBC on nationally-accepted model codes and standards. Where practical, the code provisions are stated in terms of a required level of performance to facilitate the prompt acceptance of new building materials and methods of construction. Enforcement of the USBC is the responsibility of the local government’s building inspections department. The USBC contains enforcement procedures that must be used by the enforcing agency.

The following course contains portions of the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), including applicable USBC 2015 amendments.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

· Identify the requirements set forth by the state of Virginia regarding building codes, ordinances, and zoning requirements.

· Recognize and enforce the 2015 Building, Residential, and Energy Codes, and understand the process of receiving and investigating complaints.

· Monitor and evaluate construction projects to ensure overall compliance even when there are unique circumstances and variables that may not fall under “normal” protocol..



2015 IRC with Virginia Amendments

Part 1  

1.  Chapter 1 – Scope and Administration
2.  Chapter 2 – Definitions
3.  Chapter 3 – Building Planning

Assessment: 10 questions

Part 2

4.  Chapter 4 Foundations
5.  Chapter 5 – Floors
6.  Chapter 6 – Wall Construction
7.  Chapter  7 – Wall Covering
8.  Chapter 8 – Roof-Ceiling Construction
9.  Chapter 9 – Roof Assemblies
10. Chapter 10 – Chimneys and Fireplaces
11. Chapter 11 – Energy Efficiency

Assessment: 10 questions

2015 IBC with Virginia Amendments  

1.  Chapter 1 – Administration
2.  Chapter 2 – Definitions
3.  Chapter 3 – Use and Occupancy Classification
4.  Chapter 4 – Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy
5.  Chapter 5 – General Building Heights and Areas
6.  Chapter 6 – Types of Construction
7.  Chapter 7 – Fire and Smoke Protection Features
8.  Chapter 8 – Interior Finishes
9.  Chapter 9 – Fire Protection Systems
10. Chapter 10 – Means of Egress
11. Chapter 12 – Interior Environment
12. Chapter 14 – Exterior Walls
13. Chapter 15 – Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures
14. Chapter 16 – Structural Design
15. Chapter 18 –  Soils and Foundations
16. Chapter 21 – Masonry
17. Chapter 23 – Wood

Assessment: 15 questions

2015 IECC with Virginia Amendments  

1.  Commercial Scope and General Requirements
a. Sections C101 – C408
2.  Residential Occupancies
a. Sections R401 – R405
3.  Insulation Requirements
4.  Resource and Energy Efficient Building Systems
a. Insulation
b. Duct Design
c. Windows
d. Lighting
e. HVAC    

Assessment: 10 questions

VA Code Enforcement Personnel
Public Administration and Process

Course Description

Code enforcement personnel employed by a county, city or other unit of government for the express purpose of enforcing the state building code shall be required to have experience in the construction industry and demonstrate ability to perform competent inspections throughout all phases of the construction project.

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.

· 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.



Inspection Report

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

Assessment: 5 questions

Violation Notice

1.  Notices
2.  Common Violations
3.  Elevators

Assessment: 5 questions

Complaint Investigation

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

 Assessment: 5 questions


Construction Documents

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


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

Assessment: 5 questions


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

Assessment: 5 questions


Inspection Procedures

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

Assessment: 5 questions

Material and Equipment

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

Assessment: 5 questions

Special Inspection

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

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

Assessment: 5 questions

Product Acceptance

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

1.  Construction Codes
2.  Guidelines for Approval
3.  IBC: Appendix K

Assessment: 5 questions

2010 ADA Standards:
Building Blocks and Special Elements

Chapters Three, Four, Five and Eight

Course Description

The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life; to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in state and local government programs and services. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – 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 four hour video course covers the third, fourth, fifth and eighth chapters of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. 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.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Be able recognize what exterior components can, and should comply with ADA standards.
  • Identify the ADA requirements for proper maneuvering space, clearance and accessible routes.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on ADA 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 ADA Standards.


Chapter 3: Building Blocks

Lesson One 301-304.4 (25 minutes)

1.  Floor and Ground Surfaces
2.  Changes in Level

3.  Turning Space


Lesson Two 305-309 (25 minutes)

1.  Clear Floor or Ground Space
2.  Knee and Toe Clearance

3.  Protruding Objects
4.  Reach Ranges
5.  Operable Parts


Chapter 4: Accessible Routes

Lesson One 401-404.2.11 (35 minutes)

1.  General
2.  Accessible Routes

3.  Walking Surfaces
4.  Doors, Doorways, and Gates


Lesson Two 404.3 -407.4.1 (35 minutes)

1.  Ramps
2.  Curb Ramps

3.  Elevators


Chapter 5: General Site & Building Elements

Lesson One 501- 505.10.3 (35 minutes)

1.  Parking Spaces
2.  Passenger Loading Zones
3.  Stairways
4.  Handrails


Chapter 8: Special Rooms, Spaces and Elements

Lesson One 801-806.3.2 (35 minutes)

1.  Wheelchair Spaces, Companion Seats, and Designated Aisle Seats
2.  Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms

3.  Kitchens and Kitchenettes
4.  Medical Care and Long-Term Facilities
5.  Transient Lodging Guest Rooms


Lesson Two 807- 811.4 (35 minutes)

1.  Holding Cells and Housing Cells
2.  Courtrooms

3.  Residential Dwelling Units
4.  Transportation Facilities
5.  Storage




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.

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