OBOA Educational Institute
Important Details & Info for Virtual Trainings

Please read through this entire page to familiarize yourself with the logistics of attending an online OBOA Zoom meeting/webinar. Review PRIOR to joining class to ensure a smooth experience.

Webinar Instructions & Recommendations – REVIEW IN ADVANCE

Upon registration on the OBOA website, each attendee will receive a confirmation email with their class selections; keep this for your records. 24-48 hours prior to the class, participants will receive a separate "IMPORTANT INFO" email that contains a unique Zoom login, access codes, and other class handouts or materials that must be reviewed prior to the class. Watch for this email (will receive one per registered class).

PRIOR TO joining the webinar, VERIFY the following:

  • Device: Attendees must access the meeting from a laptop or computer. Phones are strongly discouraged and will not provide a desirable experience. Only use a device that has capability for viewing the instructor's video and screen/slides. Check settings and access well in advance of the class so you are ready to go.
  • Wi-Fi/Internet Connection: It is imperative attendees have a strong and secure high-speed internet connection/wi-fi for the duration of the class. Wired connections are recommended. OBOA and the instructor do not have any ability to troubleshoot connection issues and will not be able to support individual's online participation. Please be sure you know who and how to contact your IT department or other technical support should you have issues during the class.
  • Name (this is very important): Prior to the class, go to your "Zoom Profile" settings to ensure your name is listed correct. Each participant MUST have their name set with their First and Last Name (ex: John Smith). Nicknames or phone numbers (ie "iPhone" or "iPad") will not be admitted--no exceptions. This is for security purposes and will be strictly enforced. Read detailed Zoom instructions here to edit your settings.
  • Audio: Do not join the meeting with audio or video. Attendee microphones will be automatically muted and should remain throughout the class. Please ensure yours is muted/off unless explicitly requested by the speaker or host.
  • Video: Do NOT join the meeting with video -- participants should remain off video by default. OBOA chooses to allow attendees to turn video on only during Q&A or other times explicitly stated by the host or speaker (to allow for more personal interaction). Attendees may request to enable video (to ask the speaker a question instead of typing). Simply send a chat message to the host.
  • Joining the meeting: Upon joining, all participants will be placed in a Waiting Room. Unrecognized names, abbreviations, and phone numbers will not be admitted. "Doors" will open just prior to the start time.
  • Attendance tracking: Each attendee must view/access the webinar from their own device (do not share or log on with another individual, even if they are also registered). Attendance credit will only be given to each registrant who joins and leaves the meeting.
  • Please understand that OBOA does not have any control over any attendee's virtual class experience due to the nature of online videoconferencing. We strongly encourage each participant to test all device and Zoom settings prior to the class (ensuring video and audio are set as desired) as tech support will not be available.

Registration Details

Pre-registration is required. Pricing and registration is per person.

Early Registration:

OBOA or OFMA Member: $150 for six-hour class 
Non-Member: $300 for six-hour class 

Regular Registration:

OBOA or OFMA Member: $195 for six-hour class 
Non-Member: $350 for six-hour class 

Registration includes attendance at registered session, materials (PowerPoint slides) as provided by the speaker(s), and continuing education credit (CEUs) through the International Code Council Preferred Provider Program.

International Code Council 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.

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. 

Each class is approved for CEUs through the International Code Council and is given a unique course number. OBOA will submit rosters to ICC following the session as tracked per the sign in and sign out procedure announced during class. It is the responsibility of each registrant to renew and/or upload proof of attendance as appropriate for maintaining certifications.