Central’s International Residential Code course helping stem shortage of qualified inspectors

COOLIDGE, AZ – In an effort to stem the shortage of qualified building inspectors in Pinal County and the surrounding suburban Phoenix region, Central Arizona College is again offering to train a workforce that will fill a community void.

Who should take the course? Current inspectors requiring certification by their employers or those wishing to enter the building inspection field should strongly consider the opportunity.

“We conducted the commercial code class in the fall of 2006 and had many students request the residential class because they could go into business for themselves,” Jim Fedenia, program manager at Central’s Coolidge Training & Assessment Center, said. “We wanted to respond to the needs of our students – and our community - so we are offering this class for the third straight semester beginning this January.”

Central’s International Building Code (I.B.C.) course will begin on Jan. 15 and run on Tuesday evenings through May 6. The class meets from at Central’s Coolidge Training & Assessment Center located at

168 South Main Street
in Coolidge, Ariz.

The class will emphasize the residential building code, something the students of the program desired after completing a similar commercial course in the fall of 2006.

The three-credit class costs $253.15 for Arizona residents - $171 for tuition and $82.15 for the 2006 International Residential Code book.

The International Building Code is the regulating set of design principles and standards for the construction of all new buildings and occupancies. The I.B.C. sets safety standards relating to the protection of property and the preservation of health and safety for all building occupants. The code has been adopted by virtually every jurisdiction in Arizona.

For students interested in taking the voluntary examination offered by the International Code Conference for building inspector certification, the course instructor will provide dates and times for the exam. The cost of the examination is approximately $155.

To register for the class, contact call 520-494-5260. For more information about the class, call 520-494-6700.

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