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April 2015 BSJ

Codes Change, ICC Training & Education Helps Keep You Up to Date continued Preferred Provider status has many benefits, including: • Connecting Preferred Providers to ICC Members to create a vast network of educational opportunities. The International Code Council has over 58,000 members who rely on educational and informational opportunities to stay current on varied aspects of building construction and use. The program brings education providers together with these members, as well as over 350 ICC chapters and 40,000 ICCcertified individuals, to greatly expand the extent and quality of available training needed. • Leveraging a partnership between the Provider and ICC. The Program exposes the services and products of education Providers to ICC’s broad audience through a Provider directory, listing of Provider educational offerings and links to Provider websites. • Support of ICC Certification Renewal Program. The ICC certification program certifies code officials, inspectors, plan reviewers, permit technicians, special inspectors and others in over 50 national examination categories. Such certifications must be renewed every three years, with renewal based primarily on participation in educational programs. Every year, more than 12,000 individuals renew one or more of their certifications. To maintain a level of quality assurance for the credibility of the ICC certification renewal program, the use of ICC or Preferred Provider training is now required as a condition of all certification renewals. • Participation in ICC Chapter Education Benefit Program (CEB). Eligible ICC chapters are awarded chapter education benefits (CEB) that historically have been limited to ICCprovided training. The benefit now has been expanded so chapters can choose to obtain educational services from a Preferred Provider as the chapter benefit with a significant reimbursement from ICC. • Chapter discounted prices for ICC publications. Preferred Providers choosing to offer ICC publications as an integral part of their training offerings will be able to purchase such publications from ICC at ICC Chapter seminar prices. ICC Chapter seminar prices are generally 20 percent lower than ICC Member prices. However, actual pricing may vary based on the individual publication. Visit the ICC’s Preferred Provider Program website for more information, email us at PPP@iccsafe.org or call ICC Hire to Teach at 888-422-7233, ext. 33818. APRIL 2015 | 14 Experience the New ICC Website – Designed Just for You! New ICC website features improved navigation for enhanced surfing. Houston, Texas | April 27-May 1 Myrtle Beach, S.C. | August 3-7 Members: $780 | Nonmembers: $980 People Helping People Build a Safer World® 15-11133 Key new features include: • Single sign on; authentication with key ICC applications such as cdpACCESS, the store, forums, etc. • New layout and structure to enable improved readability. • Improved navigation. • Contemporary, mobile-friendly design with a cleaner and fresh approach. • Improved site search capabilities. • New images, graphics and videos. • Several reorganized, categorized and rewritten pages. • New calendar and event module with ability to download to personal calendars. • Predefined pathways for commonly used feature/functions. We also have developed videos to assist you in exploring the new site. Visit the New Website or Click here to take a tour.


April 2015 BSJ
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