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April 2015 BSJ

Codes Change, ICC Training & Education Helps Keep You Up to Date continued Other Areas of Progress Substantial progress has also been made on the remaining four parts of the “Tomorrow’s Training Model” strategy. With a focus on core areas of strength, a flexible model for training offerings consisting of Standard, Flex and Premium were developed (visit ICC Education page for details). Retooling the Education Committee and BIPS (Board for International Professional Standards) was initiated to better address the needs of the membership and strengthen both the certification and training programs. Both BIPS and the previous Education Committee were sunset in 2014 and replaced with the new Professional Development Council (PDC). PDC consists of two committees the Education Committee and the Certification Committee, working under the umbrella of PDC. For details refer to the new ICC Council Policy 45 (CP #45). accrue CEUs from the Preferred Provider Training offerings that can be used toward the minimum percentage of CEUs needed to renew ICC certifications. After just a few months the International Code Council Preferred Provider Program (PPP) has attracted nearly 200 education providers. A collaboration of ICC Chapters, industry and other education providers supported the launch of the ICC Preferred Provider Program in November 2014 with the objective of creating an easily accessible network of extensive training opportunities for ICC Members and others in the building safety and construction community. The program will greatly benefit those seeking to renew certifications and/or advance their careers through quality training. The program makes available vast training offerings from a variety of resources, providing access to ICC-approved training on codes and standards, building construction, building products, administration, legal and management, and design-related topics. Preferred Providers offer education on topics ranging from codes and standards to innovative building products, new industry technologies, building design and construction practices and more. Many providers may offer courses at no cost, making it easy to obtain relevant education and accrue CEUs. The program aims to enhance the relationship between ICC and educational providers in support of building safety and innovation in building products and construction practices, as well as to expand opportunities for maintaining a high level of professional achievement demonstrated through obtaining ICC certifications. ICC’s Professional Development Council (PDC). From left to right: (front row) Rick Witt, Chair— Certification Committee CC; Jeff Whitney—CC; Autumn Hartsoe—CC; Cindy Davis, Chair— Professional Development Council; Nancy Springer, Chair—Education Committee EC; Cash Olszowy—BOD liaison to PDC; Sean Reid—EC; (back row) Ken Morong—CC; Gilbert Gonzales— BOD liaison to PDC; Tom Johnson—EC; Dave Horras—EC; John Delesandro—EC; Jeff Camp—EC APRIL 2015 | 13 —*ADVERTISEMENT—


April 2015 BSJ
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