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The Division of Fire Safety has implemented a Public School Construction Inspector Certification program that evaluates the education, training, and experience of qualified applicants. Qualified applicants should have appropriate ICC inspector certifications or hold similar national certifications that require continuing education components. If an applicant is not certified in his or her respective field, the applicant shall have at least five years of demonstrated education, training, and experience in commercial building inspections and receive national certification within one year after the date of certification by the Division.
Inspector certifications issued by the Division to applicants holding ICC or national certifications will be valid for three years, whereas certifications issued to applicants on the basis of demonstrated education, training, and experience will be valid for one year, and will require ICC or national certification prior to renewal.
Please complete the application form and return it to the Division.
The Division of Fire Safety is currently responsible for ensuring that public school buildings comply with the adopted fire code at the time of construction, and that they are maintained in accordance with the current code after they are occupied. The Division has been involved with the construction aspect of public schools since July of 2007. It was not until 2008 that Division of Fire Safety was able to hire inspectors to address the fire code for existing buildings.
Given our limited resources, we rely on local fire departments to help us conduct school inspections and plan reviews. Jurisdictions with qualified inspectors and plan reviewers can perform the necessary inspections and plan reviews.
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