Thursday, November 4 | 9 am - 4 pm

(six- hour, full-day class)

Lunch break is from 12 - 1 pm | Brief breaks every hour | Open Q&A

C2) Legal Aspects of Code Administration

 Presented by ICC Instructor Linda Pieczynski Attorney at Law PC

Class Description:

Provides code officials with guidelines for administering the legal aspects of codes with regard to enforcement, prosecution and maintenance. In this course participants will discuss historical consequences of ignoring the regulation of building construction and materials, and learn how to interpret and applying local government, state and federal legislative laws, pertaining to the administration and enforcement of a building code. Participants will also be able to define and apply concepts which are legally important to the administration and enforcement of a building code and establish or document rules of procedure used before a board of building code appeals. By using the guidelines presented in the course, participants will learn how to effectively testify in a court of law.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe why efficient building code report writing is essential to code enforcement.
  • Write a report that: minimizes legal liability communicates clearly enough so that the potential for prosecution will be minimized & produce the result in court that you want.
  • Explain the different types of reports that a typical Code Official may need to write.
  • Describe the advantages/disadvantages of different types of inspection report formats
  • Apply the following steps to successful report writing:  1) Implementing the elements of an efficient report. 2) Using terminology to correctly describe issues. 3) Gathering details to write an inspection report. 4) Writing effective sentences that clearly and professionally describe issues. 5) Spelling and Grammar

Class Materials/Books to Reference: 

  • Legal Aspects of Code Administration book

Target Audience: 

  • Anyone interested or charged with knowing the legal side of building codes

Level of Expertise:

  •  Intermediate

ICC Preferred Provider 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 | 0.6 ICC CEUs | 1010-3992

An ICC CEU is a continuing education unit; each 10 clock hours of continuing education equals 1 CEU. Our typical one-day seminar has 6 hours of instruction, or 0.6 CEUs. Credit is awarded for a variety of activities wherein the objective is achieving relevant professional knowledge beyond that required for initial certification. Participation in all OBOA courses are approved for International Code Council (ICC) certification renewal continuing education credits as noted for each class. Please check with your appropriate jurisdiction and/or institution regarding your specific continuing education credit needs.

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