Monday, September 21 from 1–4 pm

"2018 IFC Processing and Extraction"

International Fire Code (IFC)

Presented by John Swanson, Principal/Owner, Fire & Life Safety Consulting

Registration has closed. Please email the OBOA office [email protected] NO LATER THAN 3PM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th if you are would like to register for this class.


Class Description:

A majority of states have legalized the use of marijuana for recreational or medical purposes.  With the legalization of the use of cannabis occurring throughout the United States, processing and extraction facilities that remove the oils and solvents from plants is growing.  The hazards associated with the extraction of oils and solvents are numerous given the fact that these facilities often use hazardous materials as part of their process.  This course will provide code officials and design professionals with new criteria from the 2018 International Fire Code regulating processing and extraction facilities. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the difference between processing and extraction operations.
  2. Understand how to properly classify these facilities using the IBC/IFC
  3. Properly apply chapter 39 of the 2018 IFC for processing and extraction facilities.

Target Audience

Code officials, design professionals, consultants responsible for applying, interpreting and enforcing the International Building/Fire Codes

Level of Expertise:

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Class Materials/Books to Reference:

2018 International Fire Code (IFC)

ICC Preferred Provide Program Continuing Education Credit (ICC PPP CEUs)

OBOA is an approved International Code Council (ICC) Preferred Provider. The Preferred Provider Program recognizes and promotes ICC-approved educational offerings as they relate to codes, standards and guidelines, as well as building construction materials, products and methods. ICC certificate holders may obtain ICC CEUs from Preferred Providers that can be applied toward the renewal requirements of ICC’s certification program. It is the intent of OBOA that all classes offered at institutes will be approved for the Preferred Provider Program.

ICC PPP Approved Course #: 23661 | 0.3 CEUs 

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