ICC Residential Energy Inspector (2012)

  • $199.00

This 12 hour 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) course will help to prepare you for studying or implementing the IECC code. The course is divided into eight modules and covers most of the significant new requirements for the 2009 IECC. An IECC code inspector is qualified to perform inspections on both the structure and the plan analysis for either residential or commercial structures in order to insure the structure is complying with the code.

You can begin to take the course online at your leisure and will have 45 days to complete the course. When finished you will be directed as to whom you are to contact in order to take the final exam. This course is not a substitute for being familiar with the 2009 IECC code book.

Topics Covered:

  • Scope and General Requirements
  • Alternate Methods for Construction, Design and Insulating Systems
  • Administration and Enforcement of Construction Documents, Inspections, Fees, and other Similar Procedures
  • Definitions of New and Old Terms
  • General Requirements concerning Climate Zones, Design Conditions and Materials, Systems, and Equipment
  • Residential Energy Efficiency Requirements Focusing on both the Prescriptive and the Performance Paths
  • Commercial Energy Efficiency Requirements

Course Materials

The course materials will include our bulleted study guide, the 2009 IECC code book and practice exam questions.

Who Should Take This Course?

All code officials, HERS raters, builders, architects and any others interested in performing the energy assessments or gaining knowledge of commercial and/or residential structures.

Prerequisite Requirements

There are no prerequisites for the course but a general knowledge of commercial and residential construction along with familiarity with the movement towards energy efficiency in buildings is beneficial.

Tuition/Exam/Certification Fees

Tuition for the course is $375 and will include the materials listed above. The exam, which must be arranged through the International Code Council (ICC), costs approximately $170 and there is a fee every two years along with required continuing education hours in order to maintain you certification with the ICC.

What is the ICC?

As described on their website, “The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe, sustainable and affordable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, building and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.

The International Codes, or I-Codes, published by the ICC, provide minimum safeguards for people at home, at school and in the workplace.

Why ICC Accreditation and Certification?

There were requirements tied to the federal stimulus money presented to the individual states. If a state accepted the stimulus money, they were required by law to adopt an energy code, the minimum being the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Throughout the U.S., there are a variety of codes being used by states and municipalities. The federal government has determined that all states and municipalities must “at the very least” adopt the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as their minimum energy code compliance document. Each state must show 90% compliance with the 2009 IECC by the year 2017. There will be a tremendous need for new and/or third party inspectors to make this transition to the newer codes. Therefore, there will be an ongoing commitment to the construction of energy efficient buildings in the future and a need for inspectors that are trained and certified to inspect those buildings.

Our Success Guarantee

If you fail to pass your certification exam(s) for any reason, you can retake our course curriculum* at no additional charge until you achieve a passing grade

Questions? Please call us at 1-800-518-1877