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With Full Enrollment, you get access to all our courses for a full year! All courses include videos, self study information, code sections, practice quizzes, downloadable handouts, and most importantly, Completion Exams for ICC Preferred Provider CEU Certificates. Full Enrollment at Building Code College offers something never before offered… ad-free, online, on-demand, real world code education, and over 2.0 ICC CEU Certificates for one low annual fee. Register for full enrollment now for only $150/yr. (that’s only $7.5/hour of education, .1 CEU) We’ve got many new courses coming out this year, and the annual fee is sure to increase.

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Furnaces and Water Heaters

Furnaces and Water Heaters – 2018

$60/4mo


Approved for 0.4 CEU’s – Click Here to read the course details!

Description: Furnace and water heater installations and replacements are ubiquitous in every house. Many new contractors and inspectors are often tasked with their installation and inspection, and many homeowners tackle these projects on their own. Not as simple as often believed, these appliances are connected to many systems of a house, including electrical, venting, gas, water and air distribution. This class explores, in depth, all the various code provisions regarding their installation.

Length: Approximately 4 hours.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Understand the large list of requirements for a water heater temperature and pressure relief valve.
…Learn the various venting methods: natural, induced, and forced.
…Gain a greater respect for the various complications regarding their installation and inspection.

Continuing Education Units: Approved for .4 Preferred Provider CEU’s from the International Code Council (ICC).

Course Sessions:
1) Appliance location
2) Drafting
3) Vents and vent connectors
4) Combustion air
5) Temperature and pressure relief valve
6) Sealing, filters, and thermal expansion
7) Gas connections
8) Electrical connections
9) Drain pans and condensate

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Don't Mess With Egress

Don’t Mess With Egress – 2018

$22/4mo


Approved for 0.15 CEU’s – Click Here to read the course details!

Description: Getting people out of buildings safely is a core objective of any building code, and that includes the path through a house to the exterior doors and emergency escape and rescue openings (egress windows). This course reviews all the code provisions related to movement through and out a house, including doors, halls, stairs, and escape windows, to include decks over windows and door landings on the exterior.

Length: Approximately 1.5 hours.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Learn all the details of emergency escape and rescue openings, including various methods for designing a deck over a below grade egress window.
…Understand the regulations related to stairways, doors and landings.
…Be introduced to the various requirements related to the addition of an exit door to home.

Continuing Education Units: Approved for .15 Preferred Provider CEU’s from the International Code Council (ICC).

Course Sessions:
1) Means of egress
2) Emergency path
3) Under the deck

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Porch Roof Framing

Porch Roof Framing – 2018

$45/4mo


Approved for 0.3 CEU’s – Click Here to read the course details!

Description: Like decks, porch roofs are often considered easy construction and are typically attempted by new contractors or weekend warrior homeowners. However, the truth is quite the contrary. Porch roofs require significant evaluation depending on the extreme variety of their design. This class reviews the code application of these projects from the rafters to the foundation.

Length: Approximately 3 hours.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Understand the significant differences between constructing with a ridge board or a ridge beam.
…Learn the various ways to connect a porch roof to an existing house.
…Realize the limitations of prescriptive, structural design and when engineered design is necessary.

Continuing Education Units: Approved for .3 Preferred Provider CEU’s from the International Code Council (ICC).

Course Sessions:
1) Shed roofs
2) Gable ridge boards
3) Gable ridge beams
4) Bearing and connections
5) Sheathing
6) Foundations

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Asphalt Shingles & The Code

Asphalt Shingles & The Code – 2018

$37/4mo


Approved for 0.25 CEU’s – Click Here to read the course details!

Description: This class is designed for inspectors, roofers, foremen, general contractors, remodelers, and other professionals involved with roofs or roofing. Asphalt shingle installation requirements from the IRC and common manufacturer requirements are discussed in detail.

Length: Approximately 2.5 hours.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Have a better understanding of how asphalt shingled roofs work.
…Be introduced to all types and conditions of flashing.
…Learn tips and techniques for inspecting and installing asphalt shingles.

Continuing Education Units: Approved for 0.25 Preferred Provider CEU’s from the International Code Council (ICC).

Course Sessions:
1) Shingles & Underlayment
2) Flashing
3) Valley’s & Crickets
4) Stuff on Roofs
5) Inspections

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Building Codes for Basement Finish

Building Codes for Basement Finish – 2015

$45/4mo


Approved for 0.3 CEU’s – Click Here to read the course details!

Description: There are a lot of different code provisions to evaluate when handling a basement finish, and this courses covers them all. Building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel-gas, and electrical codes are taught as they apply to the caveats of working in a basement. Based on the 2015 IRC, this course is provided in eight learning sessions, Design, Alarms, Emergency Escape & Rescue, Framing, Fireblocking, Mechanical, Electrical, and Drywall & Access.

Length: Approximately 3 hours.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Understand and identify the building components in the basement that need evaluation and consideration prior to concealment.
…Be introduced to code provisions that regulate the overall design of the finished space.
…Learn how emergency escape and rescue openings must be handled.

Continuing Education Units: Approved for .3 Preferred Provider CEU’s from the International Code Council (ICC).

Course Sessions:
1) Design
2) Alarms
3) Emergency Escape and Rescue
4) Framing
5) Fireblocking
6) Mechanical systems
7) Electrical systems
8) Drywall and Access

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Existing Structure

Decks(1/4) – The Existing Structure – 2009/12

$60/4mo


Approved for .4 CEU’s – Click Here to read the details – Deck course 1 of 4

Description: This course is related to how a new deck will interact with an existing site and building. Building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fuel-gas systems and codes must all be considered when designing a deck to effectively work with a home. Guidance, requirements and limitations for integrating a deck with a home are provided.

Length: Approximately 4 hours.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Know how to identify building systems and components located on the exterior of a typical home.
…Learn how to safely design a deck that will work with emergency escape and rescue windows.
…Understand the various ways an improperly designed deck can negatively and hazardously affect building systems of the existing structure.

Continuing Education Units: Approved for .4 Preferred Provider CEU’s from the International Code Council (ICC).

Course Sessions:
1) Code administration
2) Research and planning
3) Doors and landings
4) Safety glazing I
5) Safety glazing II
6) Egress windows
7) Mechanical systems
8) Electrical systems
9) Plumbing and crawlspaces

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Ledgers and Lateral Loads

Decks(2/4) – Ledgers and Lateral Loads – 2009/12

$60/4mo


Approved for 0.4 CEU’s – Click Here to read the details – Deck course 2 of 4

Description: This course covers structural design criteria for decks, such as loading, design methods and lumber properties. It continues with an in-depth review of ledger attachments, including how to handle various exterior cladding, flashing methods, and structural considerations. Lateral loads are also discussed in detail to provide a better understanding of what is required and how to provide it.
This class is complimented well with Decks – Down The Load Path, where details of the other structural members are explained.

Length: Approximately 4 hours.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Understand the limitations of the IRC’s prescriptive design criteria and when alternatives are necessary.
…Comprehend the concept of a load path and how to determine the tributary load on a bearing point.
…Realize the significance provisions related to the attachment of a deck ledger to a home.

Continuing Education Units: Approved for .4 Preferred Provider CEU’s from the International Code Council (ICC).

Course Sessions:
1) Loads
2) Lumber properties
3) Exterior cladding
4) Flashing
5) Ledger Attachment
6) Concentrated loads
7) Lateral displacement
8) Lateral deformation
9) Alternative ledgers

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Down the Load Path - 2015

Decks(3/4) – Down the Load Path – 2015

$45/4mo


Approved for 0.3 CEU’s – Click Here to read the details – Deck course 3 of 4

Description: Now updated with all the new 2015 IRC provisions, this course completes the load path started in course 2, Ledgers and Lateral Loads. Decking, joists, beams, posts, foundations and even properties of the earth are covered, so that the entire structural system and related codes can be understood.

Length: Approximately 3 hours.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course attendees will…
…Understand the basics of deck foundation design and construction.
…Understand the variety of manufactured decking products and how to ensure their proper installation.
…Realize the potential flexibility of the joist and beam span tables not obvious in the code provisions.

Continuing Education Units: Approved for .3 Preferred Provider CEU’s from the International Code Council (ICC).

Course Sessions:
1) Decking
2) Decking fasteners
3) Joists
4) Joist connections
5) Beams part 1
6) Beams part 2
7) Posts
8) Foundations

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NonStructural Provisions

Decks(4/4) – NonStructural Provisions – 2009/12

$45/4mo


Approved for 0.3 CEU’s – Click Here to read the details – Deck course 4 of 4

Description: An in-depth explanation of non-structural building code regulations related to stairs, ramps, landings, guards, and handrails will be provided. Structural considerations for stairs and guards are also discussed. Design considerations for common amenities and features that often accompany deck construction, such as lighting, hot-tubs, gas-fired equipment and piping, and new doors are reviewed.

Length: Approximately 3 hours.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Understand the differences and similarities of guards and handrails.
…Learn the strict geometric requirements of various stairways, including straight, winder and spiral, and the uniformity required of their components.
…Understand how to work with the code more successfully through an understanding of some basic administrative principles related to adoption and enforcement.

Continuing Education Units: Approved for .3 Preferred Provider CEU’s from the International Code Council (ICC).

Course Sessions:
1) Stairway design
2) Stairs and landings
3) Stair construction and illumination
4) Ramps
5) Guards
6) Guard Construction
7) Handrails
8) Spas and hot tubs
9) Amenities

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