Property Maintenance & Housing Code Inspector Course

Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online "Property Maintenance & Housing Code Inspector Course" to become a building code inspector. 

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Goal:

The goal of this course is for the student to become a certified property maintenance and housing code inspector, and a code enforcement officer. This free, online course provides content for the student to learn about building code, housing inspections, and code enforcement. This course is not a direct exam preparation course, and there's no guarantee that the student will pass an ICC® exam by taking this course.

The Property Maintenance & Housing Code Inspector is a code enforcement officer responsible for enforcing the minimum maintenance standards and condition of all properties, buildings, and structures in the local jurisdiction, ensuring the structures are safe, sanitary, and fit for occupation and use. This includes enforcement of minimum maintenance standards for basic utilities, facilities, equipment, light, ventilation, heating, sanitation, and fire safety. The condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures are also part of the enforcement responsibilities. 

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Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Inspect housing, buildings, and structures in relation to light, ventilation, occupancy conditions, fire and life safety, occupancies, heating systems, water supply, DWV systems, bathrooms, kitchens, water heaters, electrical systems, property conditions, site sanitation, site safety, interior and exterior conditions, and nuisance abatement. 
  • Determine if a building is unsafe, substandard, or fails to comply with applicable housing codes.
  • Communicate housing code compliance information, and prepare and issue violation notices.
  • Gather, maintain, and present evidence to enforce house and property maintenance code provisions.


Course includes: 

  • 59.0 InterNACHI® continuing education credit hours;
  • 300 minutes of instructional video broken into 62 short videos; 
  • 16,345 words;
  • 318 quiz questions in 10 quizzes (drawn from a larger pool);
  • 336-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • inspection and writing assignment;
  • research and writing assignment;
  • instant course quiz and course exam grading; 
  • a downloadable, printable InterNACHI® Certificate of Completion;  
  • instructions on how to take the ICC® online proctored certification exam #64, administered by ICC® for a fee; and

You will learn the following topics:

ICC's Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Exam #64 contains questions that are sourced from ICC's Legal Aspects of Code Administration Book, ICC's International Residential Code®, and ICC's International Property Maintenance Code®. This course teaches directly from all three sources.

  • YOUR INTERNACHI® AND ICC® CERTIFICATIONS
    • InterNACHI® Certification, Course Certificate, and Logo
    • ICC® Property Maintenance and Housing Code Inspector
    • ICC® Proctored Exam #64 and ICC® Exam Fee
  • CHAPTER 1: SCOPE AND ADMINISTRATION 
    • Scope and General Requirements
    • Applicability
    • Code Compliance Agency
    • Approval
    • Violations
    • Unsafe Structures and Equipment
    • Emergency Measures
    • Demolition
  • CHAPTER 2: DEFINITIONS 
    • General Definitions
  • CHAPTER 3: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 
    • General
    • Exterior Property Areas
    • Swimming Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs
    • Exterior Structure
    • Interior Structure
    • Component Serviceability
    • Handrails and Guardrails
    • Rubbish and Garbage
    • Pest Elimination
  • CHAPTER 4: LIGHT, VENTILATION, & OCCUPANCY LIMITATIONS 
    • General Information
    • Light
    • Ventilation
    • Occupancy Limitations
  • CHAPTER 5: PLUMBING FACILITIES & FIXTURE REQUIREMENTS
    • General Information
    • Required Facilities
    • Toilet Rooms
    • Plumbing Systems & Fixtures
    • Water System
    • Sanitary Drainage System
  • CHAPTER 6: MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • General Information
    • Heating Facilities
    • Heat Supply
    • Room Temperature Measurement
    • Mechanical Equipment
    • Electrical Facilities
    • Electrical Equipment
    • Elevators, Escalators, & Dumbwaiters
    • Duct Systems
  • CHAPTER 7: FIRE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    • General Information
    • Means of Egress
    • Fire-Resistance Ratings
    • Fire Protection Systems
    • Carbon Monoxide Alarms & Detection
  • CHAPTER 8: REFERENCED STANDARDS
    • List of Standards
  • APPENDIX A: BOARDING STANDARD
    • General Information
  • 2018 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE
    • Flashcards
  • LEGAL ASPECTS OF CODE ADMINISTRATION
    • Law Video Part #1
    • Law Video Part #2
  • INSPECTION & WRITING ASSIGNMENT
  • RESEARCH & WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Your Instructor:

Ben Gromicko is your instructor. Gromicko wrote this course, teaches this course, passed the ICC® Exam #64, and is an ICC® Certified Property Maintenance & Housing Code Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer. View your instructor's qualifications.


To Renew an ICC® Certification

To renew your ICC® certification, ICC® requires you to complete ICC®-approved Continuing Education courses. InterNACHI® provides free, online Continuing Education courses to members to help them renew their ICC® certifications. Visit InterNACHI's list of ICC-approved CE courses.

                                                     

Property Maintenance & Housing Code Inspector Course

Course # 4900

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Activity

Assignments

Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading online course instructional material at 140 words per minute

1.9

Watching the instructional video5.0

Taking quizzes

9.8

Taking the exam

10.4

Conducting a directed and independent inspection study performed according to the Standards of Practice, including the development of an inspection report.

4.0

Submitting an inspection and writing assignment

0.5
Submitting a research and writing assignment
0.5

Total

32.1


Preparation

Studying & reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam

1.9

Reading the required textbooks and resources

9.8

Reading, research, and studying related to completing the research and writing assignment

5.0

Studying and preparing for inspection processes according to a Standards of Practice, including capturing and storing digital images with a camera or device, making observations, evaluating conditions, deducing, formulating opinions, communicating observations in written form, attaining competency in performing inspections and using an inspection checklist or software and other inspection tools in producing a report.
10.0

Total

26.7

Sub Total

58.8

Overall Total


59.0 hours

5.9 CEU

 
 
Reminder to members:  InterNACHI's Code of Ethics 1.10 requires that you comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where you conduct business.  InterNACHI's courses and Standards generally exceed the Standards of Practice that you are required to abide by locally.

This course has been approved by:
Upon completion of this course and passing of the final exam, the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name.

The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.

Members will need their username and password.  If you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE (instant response) or email fastreply@internachi.org and request it (don't forget your name).  
 

This online course is free to all InterNACHI® members and can be taken again and again, without limit. Not a member? Click here to join.