Construction Administration and Licensing/UCC Courses

BI-609 | Technical Assistant Certification Program

This certification for Technical Assistants to Construction Officials is designed for the individuals working in a municipality (specifically, the building department), or contractors and their staff wanting to understand the construction permit process as required by the State. Course topics include construction and blueprint reading, record-keeping, forms and municipal procedures, understanding code requirements and standards, including UCC laws, construction, electrical, plumbing, and fire codes.
Total Program Hours: 45 hours, 19 class sessions

Technical Assistant Certification Program


Please download the Municipal Procedure Manual for the class at the link.

– Municipal Procedure Manual 

 ttps://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/publications/muni_proc_man.html

Course: Technical Assistant Certification Program

Start Date End Date Fee
February 11th, 2023 May 20th, 2023 $509
Course Content
Technical Assistant Certification Program - BI-609 002WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Feb 11th, 2023 May 20th, 2023 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thomas Simpson Online Synchronous 4

CD-062 | Construction Official

Building code officials or inspectors visit and confirm that existing or new structures are safe, and that they are in compliance with federal and local codes, contractual specifications and zoning laws. This course provides a comprehensive review of the regulations that comprise the Uniform Construction Code, and how those regulations apply to the duties and responsibilities to the daily operations of a code enforcement officer.
Total Program Hours:: 45 hours, 15 class sessions
Prerequisites: Possession of the Sub Code Official license, CD-063 | Sub-Code Official

Construction Official


Required Textbook: NJ Uniform Construction Code (Up to date)

 

 

Course: Construction Official

Start Date End Date Fee
April 24th, 2023 June 12th, 2023 $525
Course Content
Construction Official - CD-062 002WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Apr 24th, 2023 Jun 12th, 2023 Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM Ronald Ferrari Online Synchronous 4

CD-063 | Sub-Code Official

This course covers the administrative and legal aspects of Code Enforcement, plan review, procedures and forms for permit applications, legal rights of landlords and tenants and issuance of Certificate of Occupancy.
Total Program Hours:: 45 hours, 15 class sessions
Prerequisites: Possession of an RCS, ICS, or HHS Technical license (Electrical Inspector-ICS, HHS, Plumbing Inspector-ICS, HHS, Building Inspector-RCS, ICS, HHS, Fire Protection Inspector-ICS, HHS, or Elevator Inspector-HHS)

Sub Code Official


Required textbook: NJ Uniform Construction Code (Call the DCA Publication at 609-984-7834 to purchase the textbook.)

 

Course: Sub Code Official

Start Date End Date Fee
March 13th, 2023 May 1st, 2023 $525
Course Content
Sub Code Official - CD-063 003WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Mar 13th, 2023 May 1st, 2023 Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Anthony Merlino Online Synchronous 4

CD-065 | Plumbing Inspector ICS (Industrial and Commercial Structures)

Plumbing inspectors examine and test new or existing plumbing systems in buildings to make sure they are installed properly and comply with federal, state, and local code requirements. This course satisfies the education requirement for licensure as a Plumbing Inspector I.C.S and covers systems design, inspection methods and public health requirements consistent with the regulations of the Uniform Construction Code related to plumbing.
Total Program Hours:: 120 hours, 30 class sessions
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Plumbing Codes and experience in the field

Plumbing Inspector ICS


This class will be available in Fall 2023. Please check our website after June 15, 2023.

Required textbook: 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code 

This class meets twice a week, Wednesday 6 PM – 9 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM.

 

 

 

 

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CD-066 | Electrical Inspector ICS (Industrial and Commercial Structures)

Electrical Inspectors are responsible for inspecting the installation of electrical systems and equipment to detect faulty wiring and ensure they comply with electrical codes and standards. They also visit construction sites and residences, perform inspections, and make recommendations for improvement. The course topics include system design, electrical service design and sizing branch circuits, plan review, field inspection, material requirements, installation methods, basic inspection, report writing, violation notices, and record-keeping.
Total Program Hours:: 60 hours, 20 class sessions
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Electrical Codes and experience in the field

Electrical Inspector ICS


Required textbook: National Electrical Code 2020

 

 

Course: Electrical Inspector ICS

Start Date End Date Fee
February 27th, 2023 May 10th, 2023 $699
Course Content
Electrical Inspector ICS - CD-066 001
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Feb 27th, 2023 May 10th, 2023 Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBD Paramus 6

CD-075 | Building Inspector RCS (Residential Commercial Structures)

Building inspectors typically review plans to ensure they meet building codes, local ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications. They also monitor construction sites periodically to ensure overall compliance. This course covers topics such as structural design, fire protection systems, systems design and installation practices, mechanical systems, general requirements of electrical and plumbing sub-codes, and plan review and field inspection:
Total Program Hours: 90 hours, 28 class sessions
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Building Codes and experience in the field

Building Inspector RCS


Required textbook: 2021 International Residential Code with NJ edits

 

This class will be available in Spring 2024. Please check our website after October 15, 2023.

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CD-225 | Building Inspector ICS (Industrial and Commercial Structures)

Building Inspector I.C.S. provides students with the educational information on building code requirements for medium-sized industrial and commercial structures. It will cover building construction, foundation design, wood and steel frame construction, fire resistance rating, requirements for building sub code, testing materials and uniform construction code.
Total Program Hours: 75 hours, 25 class sessions
Prerequisites: CD-075 | Building Inspector RCS (Residential Commercial Structures)

Building Inspector ICS


This class will be available in Fall 2023. Please check our website after June 15, 2023.

 

Required textbook: 2021 International Building Code, New Jersey edition

Suggested textbook: 2021 International Mechanical Code,

                                    NJ Uniform Construction Code

Course: Building Inspector ICS

Start Date End Date Fee
September 6th, 2023 November 29th, 2023 $829
Course Content
Building Inspector ICS - CD-225 001WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Sep 6th, 2023 Nov 29th, 2023 Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM Ronald Ferrari Online Synchronous 75

CD-227 | Plumbing Inspector HHS (High Rise and Hazardous Structures)

The H.H.S. course is for high-rise and hazardous structures and can be taken after you have completed Plumbing Inspector I.C.S. The course covers systems design, inspection methods and public health requirements consistent with the regulations of the Uniform Construction Code related to plumbing. A NJ ICS-HHS plumbing inspector in New Jersey earns an average of $66,415.
Total Program Hours: 60 hours, 20 class sessions
Prerequisites: CD-065 | Plumbing Inspector ICS (Industrial and Commercial Structures)

Plumbing Inspector HHS


Required textbook: 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code 

 

This class meets twice a week, Wednesday 6 PM – 9 PM,  and Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM.     

             

Students can choose and register for either online or in-person Plumbing Inspector HHS course.

CD-227-001WB meets online while CD-227-002 meets in-person at Paramus campus.

 

 

Course: Plumbing Inspector HHS

Start Date End Date Fee
March 22nd, 2023 May 20th, 2023 $679
Course Content
Plumbing Inspector HHS - CD-227 002
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Mar 22nd, 2023 May 17th, 2023 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Zaconie Hybrid Paramus 6

Course: Plumbing Inspector HHS

Start Date End Date Fee
March 22nd, 2023 May 20th, 2023 $679
Course Content
Plumbing Inspector HHS - CD-227 001WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Mar 22nd, 2023 May 17th, 2023 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Zaconie Online Synchronous 6

CD-228 | Electrical Inspector HHS (High Rise and Hazardous Structures)

The Electrical Inspector H.H.S. course is for high-rise and hazardous structures and can be taken after you complete Electrical Inspector I.C.S. The course covers electrical service and sizing, branch circuit and feeder design, appliance and motor circuits, plan review and field inspection, systematic plans analysis, material requirements, installation methods, basic inspection, report writing, violations notices, inspection and record keeping. A New Jersey ICS-HHS Electrical Inspector earns an average of $60,781.
Total Program Hours: 45 hours, 15 class sessions
Prerequisites: CD-066 | Electrical Inspector ICS (Industrial and Commercial Structures)

Electrical Inspector HHS


This class will be available in Fall 2023. Please check our website after June 15, 2023.

Required textbook: National Electrical Code 2020

 

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CD-229 | Elevator Inspector HHS

Elevator Inspector inspects, adjusts, and maintains installed freight and passenger elevators and escalators to meet specifications and safety codes. Course topics include inspection, testing, rules and regulations for elevators, escalators, lifts, and other lifting and elevator equipment. In addition, the course will focus on planning and review of inspection techniques. A New Jersey HHS Elevator Inspector earns an average of $73,907.
Total Program Hours: 90 hours, 22 class sessions
Prerequisites: Seven years related experience

Elevator Inspector HHS


This course meets virtually twice a week:  Wednesdays from 6 PM – 9 PM and Saturdays 9 AM – 3 PM from April 5 to June 10, 2023.

 

Required Textbook: ASME17.1-2016 Safety Code for Elevator and Escalators, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ISBN: 9780791871096

 

Course: Elevator Inspector HHS

Start Date End Date Fee
April 5th, 2023 June 10th, 2023 $975
Course Content
Elevator Inspector HHS - CD-229 002WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Apr 5th, 2023 Jun 7th, 2023 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Elizabeth Nielsen Online Synchronous 9

CD-290 | Building Inspector HHS (High Rise and Hazardous Structures)

This course covers topics such as structural systems; design and analysis; fire protection and safety systems; special use of occupancy; advanced mechanical systems; design principles for heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; energy conservation and other related topics. A New Jersey RCS-ICS-HHS Building Inspector earns an average of $62,010.
Total Program Hours: 60 hours, 20 class sessions
Prerequisites: CD-075 | Building Inspector RCS (Residential Commercial Structures), CD-225 | Building Inspector ICS (Industrial and Commercial Structures)

Building Inspector HHS


Required Textbooks

Building HHS

2021 International Building Code

 

Suggested Textbooks:

2021 International Fuel Gas Code

2021 International Mechanical code

2017 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

 

Classroom: Ciarco Learning Center, Room 218 (355 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601)

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CD-496 | Fire Protection Inspector ICS (Industrial and Commercial Structures)

Fire inspectors inspect building plans to ensure that they meet fire codes. They also examine buildings in order to detect fire hazards and ensure that federal, state, and local fire codes are met. This course covers techniques for plan review, materials testing, field inspection, fire protection systems, and report writing.
Total Program Hours: 120 hours, 40 class sessions
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Fire Codes and Experience in the field

Fire Inspector ICS


Required textbooks:

2021 International Building Code 

2021 International Residential Code 

2019 NFPA 13

2019 NFPA 72

 

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CD-521 | Fire Protection Inspector HHS

The H.H.S. course is for high-rise and hazardous structures and can be taken after you have completed Fire Protection I.C.S.   This course covers techniques for plan review, materials testing, field inspection, fire protection systems, and report writing.   A New Jersey ICS-HHS Fire Protection Inspector earns an average of $71,242.

Total Program Hours:  60 hours, 20 class sessions

Prerequisite: Fire Protection ICS (CD-496)

 

Fire Inspector HHS


This class will be available in Fall 2023. Please check our website after June 15, 2023.

 

Required textbooks:

2021 International Building Code 

2021 International Residential Code 

2019 NFPA 13

2019 NFPA 72

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