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FEMA Substantial Damage Estimator (SDE) Workshop
April 14, 2014
Harrisburg, PA
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Instituting a New Stormwater Ordinance
April 29, 2014
8:00am-Noon
Elizabethtown, PA
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Achieving Compliance with the International Energy Conservation Code in Residential Occupancies - ONLINE
Learn about energy efficiency from the comfort of your home or office. This new online course covers Chapters 1-4 of the International Energy Conservation Code. The online program consists of a series of videos and quiz questions covering the main topics of the IECC for residential applications. You can complete the course all in one sitting or get started and then return to it later. Once all of the online modules are complete, you can register for a certificate of completion for 4 PA Department of L&I credit hours.

Topics include:

  • Insulation R-value and installation requirements
  • Air sealing details and verification
  • Duct insulation, sealing, and testing
  • REScheck and the Simulated Performance Alternative
  • Building system interactions

Cost: $50
NOTE: The first 100 registrants to complete the program will receive the credit certificate for free.
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Building Code Official Certification Academy
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Beginning February 2010, the Pennsylvania Construction Codes Academy is offering the newly created Building Code Official Academy training program for those interested in becoming certified as a Building Code Official (BCO). The program is replacing the existing Building Code Official Course and Exam and is designed to offer an in-depth, comprehensive educational experience by combining multiple training styles with the standard classroom lecture. In additional to the lecture, the Academy features guest speakers, individual and group exercises, after classroom assignments and practice exams, all presented at a comfortable pace for industry newcomers or those seeking continuing education with a strong emphasis on practical application of the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) regulations.
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Residential Inspector Certification Academy
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2010 brings exciting new changes to the Pennsylvania Construction Codes Academy certification programs that are designed for those seeking any of the five Residential certifications required under the provisions of the PA Uniform Construction Code. Replacing our "Essentials" courses, the Residential Inspector Certification Academy offers a much anticipated and requested expandedtraining opportunity.

The "Academy" approach was developed with the objective of providing a multi-faceted comprehensive introduction to the International Residential Code. It is comprised of five separate multiple-day certification modules, one for each residential discipline and an additional one-day module on basic blue print reading. Each module addresses code requirements through lecture and practical application. The new curriculum deepens the scope of the "Essentials" courses by incorporating the plan review and inspection processes into each residential discipline's individual module. All material is based on the latest edition of the International Residential Code, which is the code that is referenced on all certification exams.

The program is structured to offer the six modules during separate weeks with no overlap between subjects. The duration of the certification modules ranges from 2 days to 5 days, depending on the amount of material to be covered for each topic. The basic blue print reading module will be offered at the beginning of each Academy and is required unless the applicant requests and receives a written waiver from the PCCA based on prior experience. Each module is a stand-alone course and there is no requirement to register for all five disciplines at the same time. Individuals determine their own unique schedule.

Academy courses will be presented at a comfortable pace, encouraging classroom discussion between instructors and attendees while providing ample opportunity for peer-to-peer interaction. Individual and small group exercises will be employed and case studies will be introduced highlighting the correlation between instructional material and everyday practice.

The Academy's primary audience is those seeking UCC residential certifications but enrollment is open to those looking for continuing education opportunities.
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The Pennsylvania Construction Codes Academy (PCCA) was created by the Governor's Center for Local Government Services of the Department of Community and Economic Development to address statewide training and certification requirements for construction code officials.

Although PCCA's primary mission is to provide training to new and current construction code officials, our courses are also open to builders, contractors, architects, engineers, and municipal officials - anyone with an interest in the proper enforcement of the UCC.

We offer administrative, residential and commercial courses specifically tailored to the individual disciplines required for state certification. Most of our courses are designed to help prepare students the required certification examinations, and frequently incorporate practice exams along with practical information on the application of the codes.

With PCCA, students can expect:

  • A Department of Labor & Industry approved continuing-education provider; many of our courses are also eligible for ICC and AIA continuing-education units.
  • Instructors who are experienced, certified professionals working in their field of expertise, and who bring with them real-world experience in code administration and enforcement.
  • Expert responses to UCC-related questions and issues as well as access to resources such as sample forms and code books.

Calendar

Tues., Apr. 22, 2014
Online Webinar
Enforcing a Property Maintenance Code
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Mon., May 5 - Fri., May 9, 2014
Cumberland County
BUILDING CODE OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION ACADEMY (5 days)
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Tues., May 6, 2014
Lancaster County
RA: Basic Blueprint Reading and Understanding House Plans
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Tues., May 13 - Wed., May 14, 2013
Luzerne County
ACC 101: ACCESSIBILITY ESSENTIALS (2 days)
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