Does the Code Council require a candidate to have a certain level of experience or education before taking the exam?


Most Code Council examinations are open to all individuals with no prerequisite for experience or education. Code Council certification should be used as one of several measures of an individual’s qualifications when screening applicants for a position. Inspectors should possess the right mix of technical knowledge, education, and related experience.

Because proper weighting of the relative importance of these three qualifications is a subjective decision, determining the emphasis of Code Council certification is most appropriately performed at the local level by the building official.

For this reason, the Code Council does not specify education or experience requirements for certification applicants for most exams.

Note: In some situations a local jurisdiction may require preauthorization for state or jurisdiction specific exams.

Updated on October 22, 2019

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