Virginia Code Official | Complete 16-Hour Continuing Education Package

  • 2012 International Code with Virginia Admentments 6hr
  • Public Administration and Process 6hr
  • ADA Standards:  Building Blocks and Special Elements 4hr
  • Includes Free Video Instructions on How to Market Your Construction Company on Social Media



$119.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Real World Application | Virginia Code Official Course

6 Credit Hours | Online HD Video & Text Course | Instructor:  Roger Peck
Accessibility issues are one of the most common reasons a new building will fail inspections in Virginia.  Learn the current ADA standards and how to implement them with real world problems and solutions.


$59.00Add to cart

2012 International Code with VA Amendments -CE | Virginia Code Official

6 Credit Hours | Online Text Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Learn to identify requirements set forth by the state of Virginia regarding building codes, recognize and enforce the codes, and monitor and evaluate construction projects to ensure overall compliance with this course.


$59.00Add to cart

Public Administration and Process | Virginia Code Official Course

6 Credit Hours | Online HD Video & Text Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Learn the inspection process, enforcing codes and handling complaints, how to read plans, monitor and evaluate construction projects, and efficiently manage and document each inspection.


$59.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Building Blocks and Special Elements VIDEO - CE | Virginia Code Official

4 Credit Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  Roger Peck
The exterior elements of a structure upgrade a building projects first impression. Recognize how exterior exponents can and should comply with ADA requirements.


$39.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Interior Elements - CE | Virginia Code Official

2 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Rodger Peck
Learn the ADA Standards minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed government, public and commercial facilities with this course that focuses on the sixth, seventh, and ninth chapters of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.


$19.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Recreational Facilities VIDEO -CE | Virginia Code Official

2 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Rodger Peck
This course covers the ADA requirements for amusement parks, fitness equipment, and other recreation facilities and includes on-site video examples in various accessible buldings used by both the public and private sector.


$19.00Add to cart

If you prefer to pay for your course with a check or money order, please CLICK HERE to print a copy of our convenient mail-in order form. (We do not accept checks by phone.)  You will be notified when the class is activated.

Virginia Code Official Frequently Asked Questions

Which Code Officials need continuing education?

Those employed by a jurisdiction to enforce the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC):

  • Building Officials
  • Property Maintenance Officials
  • Technical Assistants

As well as those certified to enforce the Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (VADR):

  • Local Building Department Personnel
How many hours are needed?

16 Hours – every 2 years

(This is in addition to the mandatory and/or periodic training required for certificate issuance and maintenance)

Who submits my continuing education hours?

You will be required to complete the form provided by the DHCD and submit your continuing education hours along with supporting documentation (certificates).    Download the DHCD Continuing Education Application directions are provided on this form.

When must my continuing education hours be submitted?

Your continuing education hours must be submitted within 30 days of the completion of the 2-year continuing education period.  A single submission documenting only the minimum required 16 credit hours shall be submitted to the Department once every two year requirement period according to the following schedule which is prompted at the issuance of the first certificate:

  • Last names A-M: May 1-April 30 (no later than 30 days after May 1 of the even year)
  • Last names N-Z:  May 1-April 30 (no later than 30 days after May 1 of the odd year)

In the case of an individual receiving their initial certification during the continuing education cycle, the following exception shall apply toward the credit hour requirement. Based on the date of initial certification and the months remaining in the continuing education period, and in accordance with the above schedules, the following credit hours shall be obtained in the initial continuing education period.

  • Individuals having 12 months or less remaining in the continuing education period -up to 8 credit hours;
  • Individuals having 13 months or more remaining in the continuing education period -up to 16 credit hours
Are there any document retention requirements?

Yes, a periodic audit of documentation and programs shall be conducted by the Department

JPVBCA based upon a random selection and schedule. A certificate holder may be required to substantiate their declared continuing education with additional training documentation that affirms and supports the program, course, or activity as requested by the Department,

including education provider information, course syllabus, attendance history, and participation certificates. Therefore, it shall be the responsibility of the certificate holder to

retain and maintain all necessary documentation relative to the continuing education program or course for which approval and credit is sought shall be prompted at the issuance of the first certificate and shall be applicable regardless of the number of BHCD certificates held by the individual.

We will also retain your course information if you should have need of it.

The DHCD Continuing Education Policy details the process for obtaining and submitting the required continuing education hours as well as training and activities deemed appropriate for acceptance.

View DHCD requirements and instructions HERE

Who do I contact at the State level for questions regarding my continued education?

Please contact the Virginia Building Code Academy:

Jack A Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy


(804) 371-7180


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