THIS CLASS IS AN IN PERSON CLASS.
Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg 4921 Gettysburg Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 717-766-9006
The exams will be on the 4th day at our meeting site and consist of 60 multiple-choice questions and is open-book with a two-hour time limit. During the exam, test takers may reference only the BCO manual.
Exam results will be available immediately and official results and other paperwork will be given to you right after taking the exam. Those who pass the BCO exam must apply to the state Department of Labor & Industry for BCO certification (state fees will apply). The BCO certification is valid for 3 years in Pennsylvania only and not related to the Certified Building Official (CBO) certification offered by the International Codes Council.
* Photo identification such as a driver's license will be required for admittance to the examination.
After you are registered, you will receive an e-mail within the week of the Academy with a link to our BCO Platform with handouts available for you to print ahead of time. A copy of each lesson on the platform and all handouts MUST be printed in advance by each attended and brought to the Academy. Please bring your BCO Manual (that we mailed to you) and a laptop with power cord to the Academy. Each Attendee will need to book rooms for their stay or travel in daily. We will have a meeting room booked along with a catered lunch daily.
The Building Code Official Certification Academy is designed to prepare the person who will be the administrator, manager, or director of their municipality's or third-party's agency UCC code administration and enforcement function, for taking the Building Code Official Certification Exam. This three-day training session provides an in-depth, comprehensive review of the statute and regulations that comprise the Uniform Construction Code. The material is presented in a way that the student will see how the UCC regulations apply to duties and responsibilities associated with the daily operations of a UCC code administration and enforcement function. The course is also of interest to certified BCOs seeking a detailed refresher session addressing subsequent legislative changes to Act 45 since its enactment and changes in UCC enforcement as a result of such.
Topics covered in the Academy include, but are not limited to, the following:
. Key definitions and adopted codes
· Differences between exclusions and exemptions
· Training and certification regulations
· Administrative and enforcement regulations
· Legislative amendments
· Agricultural buildings
· Residential alterations and repairs
· Recreational cabins
· Change of Occupancy for Commercial Structures
· Uncertified buildings
· Manufactured and modular housing
· Enforcement actions
· Right of Entry
· Permit Fee Structures
· Record Retention
· Open Records Requirements
The four-day course is an intensive review of material that will be found on the Building Code Official Exam and provides a look at practical application of the UCC regulations. Students are expected to have studied the course materials and familiarized themselves with the structure and scope of the statutes and regulations prior to attending the course.
After registering for the academy, you will be sent two PowerPoint presentations; How to Prepare for the Academy and How to Prepare for the Examination.
The 4th day of this course if for review and In Person Exam.
18 UCC continuing education hours awarded.
*We no longer accept paper registrations or invoicing for this class. Online registrations only. Credit Cards, PayPal and checks are accepted as payment.
Attendance & Cancellation Policy for Virtual Class
To receive full CEU's for this class, Attendance & Participation are required.
*If there are any Attendance Issues, please e-mail Christy Saliaris at email@example.com
Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to 717-724-1663 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email. A cancellation received less than 10 business days of the session you are registered for, is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds. Those who cancel within 2 business days of the session date or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee and if unpaid, will be invoiced. Credit toward future PCCA courses may be accepted upon approval from the PCCA administrator; substitutions may be accepted.
Once the BCO manual is shipped, any refunds issued will not include the $35 manual fee. If the manual is returned to PCCA at your expense, then a $15 credit will be provided in order to cover initial shipping and processing costs.