Construction Code

Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Inspector Courses

INFORMATION SESSION: Careers in uniform Construction Code Enforcement

Learn about types of companies and jobs, salaries, training that is needed, how to get started. Pre-registration is not required.

General Information

The Uniform Construction Code (UCC) courses are required for those interested in becoming NJ-licensed construction code inspectors and/or learning the various construction code requirements in the state. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has approved CCM’s courses toward UCC inspectors’ licenses. Questions related to UCC license applications and TA registration should be addressed to the DCA’s Licensing Unit at (609) 984-7834.  Information and forms are also available at http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes under UCC information.  The courses do not carry college credit.

The technical courses levels must be taken in the following sequence:

  • RCS (Residential and Small Commercial Specialist)

  • ICS (Industrial and Commercial Specialist)

  • HHS (High Rise and Hazardous Specialist)

State Funded Tuition Reimbursement

The college administers a DCA tuition-reimbursement program that refunds a portion of the tuition paid for a UCC course if the student successfully completed the course and applied for a UCC license (or registered for certification for Technical Assistants).  Refunds can be as much as 75% of the tuition costs.  During class, CCM provides directions regarding their tuition reimbursement procedure and deadlines.

REQUIRED TEXT: 

For required text book information, go to https://bookstore.ccm.edu/ and click on “Textbook Lookup." Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class.  Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets.

Course CodeCourse TitleCEUs
CON-200Building Inspector, RCS (90 Hours)
CON-201Building Inspector, ICS (75 Hours)
CON-117Building Inspector HHS (60 Hours)
CON-196Construction Code Official (45 Hours)
CON-128Electrical Inspector, ICS (60 Hours)7.2
CON-127Electric Inspector HHS (45 Hours)
CON-153Fire Inspector, ICS (120 Hours)14.4
CON-224Fire Inspector, HHS (60 Hours)
CON-222Plumbing Inspector, ICS (120 Hours)0
CON-167Plumbing Inspector, HHS (60 Hours)
CON-190Subcode Official (45 Hours)
CON-199Technical Assistant (50 Hours)

To register, go to https://webadvisor.ccm.edu/ and click on "Continuing Education (Non-Credit)." Have your credit card, social security number, and 5 digit Course Code number ready.

Licensing and Registration with NJ DCA

Questions related to license applications and TA registration should be addressed to the DCA’s Licensing Unit at 609-984-7834.  Information and forms are also available at http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/offices/localcode.html under UCC information. 

State-Wide Uniform Construction Code Schedule

In an effort to offer present more courses throughout the State, many of NJ community colleges are coordinating their efforts to reduce redundancy and increase overall class sizes.  CCM and Warren County Community College will rotate all UCC courses between the 2 schools so that all courses are offered at each school every 3 years.   Additionally, a full schedule of courses offered throughout NJ can be found at http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/forms/pdf_licensing/ucc_c_grid.pdf

For more information from local schools, please contact us at:

www.ed2go.com/ccm

Quickbooks for Contractors

James Campbell, Zoning Officer - Morristown, NJ; NJ DCA approved UCC Instructor, CCM Adjunct Instructor

David Menendez, Construction Code Official, Subcode Official, Electrical Code Inspector, Technical Assistant for NJ DCA - Morris and Sussex Counties; NJDCA UCC approved Instructor; CCM Adjunct instructor

Thomas Yotka, Construction Code Official - Ringwood, NJ; Building and Fire Subcode official, Building and Fire Inspector, NJ DCA approved Instructor, CCM Adjunct Instructor

Course usage information

Building Inspector, RCS (90 Hours)

This course satisfies the educational requirements for licensure as a New Jersey Building Inspector. This course is based on the NJ Uniform Construction Code (UCC) requirements, structural systems, basic fire protection, plan review, and field inspections for residential and small commercial structures are covered. Students are required to purchase their own books. REQUIRED TEXT: For required text book information, go to www.ccm.bkstr.com and click on "Books". Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. CON-200.


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Building Inspector, ICS (75 Hours)

Prerequisite: Building Inspector RCS. Provides training to enforce building codes for Class 2 buildings. Topics include: structure design and analysis techniques, materials and standards, field identification of requirements, inspection techniques and tools. Required Texts: the current editions of: Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Regulations, International Building Code (IBC), and International Mechanical Code (IMC). Order UCC regulations from www.state.nj.us/dca/codes under Publications and Subscriptions. Order IBC and IMC from www.iccsafe.org. CON-201.


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Building Inspector HHS (60 Hours)

Prerequisite: Building Inspector ICS. This course provides the training to enforce building codes for high rise, high-hazard structures. REQUIRED TEXT: For required text book information, go to www.ccm.bkstr.com and click on "Books". Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets. CON-117.


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Construction Code Official (45 Hours)

The administration of a construction code compliance department is covered in this course which prepares you to lead and manage a community's construction code department. Discussions focus on legal methods of code enforcement, related legislation and the various subcodes. Required Text: NJ Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Regulations. Order UCC regulations from www.state.nj.us/dca/codes under Publications and Subscriptions or call 609-984-0040. CON-196.


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Electrical Inspector, ICS (60 Hours)

Taught by one of the most popular UCC instructors in northern NJ, this course covers electrical system design and prepares students to take the Electrical Code Inspector licensing exam. You will understand the intricacies of the electrical portion of the Uniform Construction Code which not only prepares you for an inspector position and license, but will improve your ability to complete jobs that meet the code and pass inspections the first time. REQUIRED TEXT: For required text book information, go to https://bookstore.ccm.edu/college. Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets. CON-128.


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Electric Inspector HHS (45 Hours)

Prerequisite: Completion of I.C.S. course or I.C.S. license holder. Covers advanced electrical system design. This course prepares students to take the Electrical Code Inspector licensing exam. REQUIRED TEXT: For required text book information, go to www.ccm.bkstr.com and click on "Books". Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. CON-127.


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Fire Inspector, ICS (120 Hours)

This course meets the educational requirements for licensure as an Uniform Construction Code Fire Protection Inspector. The program provides instruction in administrative and technical areas using the specified texts as they apply to plan review of Class II and Class III structures and the inspection of all structures as established in the Uniform Construction Code (UCC). For required text book information, go to https://bookstore.ccm.edu/college. Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets. CON-153.


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Fire Inspector, HHS (60 Hours)

This 60 hour program is designed to satisfy the educational program requirements for a license as a fire protection inspector H.H.S. Course work shall include testing and listing procedures, active and passive fire protection system report analysis, code requirements related to fire divisions in buildings exceeding the height and area limitations established in the code for certain combinations of use and construction types such as shopping malls, high-rise construction and unlimited area building design analysis. Students will be tasked with performing plan review of class 1 structures relative to the fire protection subcode. REQUIRED TEXT: For required text book information, go to www.ccm.bkstr.com and click on "Books". Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets. CON-224.


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Plumbing Inspector, ICS (120 Hours)

This course meets the NJ DCA educational program requirements to become licensed as a Plumbing Inspector ICS. This course provides the required 120 hours of classroom instruction and deals with the duties and responsibilities of plumbing plan review and inspections. The instructor emphasizes code specifications for plumbing and mechanical as well as the Rehabilitation and Barrier Free Sub-Codes. REQUIRED TEXT: For required text book information, go to https://bookstore.ccm.edu/college. Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets. CON-222.


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Plumbing Inspector, HHS (60 Hours)

Prerequisite: Plumbing Inspector, RCS license. This course meets the state's requirements to become licensed as a Plumbing Inspector HHS and deals with the duties and responsibilities of installation of medical gas and vacuum piping systems, requirements for health care facilities, oil/sand separators, rehabilitation and barrier-free subcode, special hazardous concerns, core administration, and plan review. TEXTS: Current editions of: National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) NJ Uniform Construction Code (UCC) International Mechanical Code (IMC) International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) ASHRAE 90.1-2004. Order NSPC from Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Assoc., NJ Chapter: 609-499-8070 or www.nj-phcc.org; IMC & IFGC from International Code Council (ICC) at 888-422-7233 or www.iccsafe.org, UCC at 609-984-0040 or www.state.nj.us/dca/codes. CON-167.


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Subcode Official (45 Hours)

This course meets the state's educational program requirements to become licensed as a New Jersey Subcode Official. The course deals with the subcode official's duties and responsibilities in code administration, legalities of code enforcement, and related legislation. REQUIRED TEXT: For required text book information, go to www.ccm.bkstr.com and click on "Books". Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. CON-190.


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Technical Assistant (50 Hours)

Technical Assistants are employed as administrative personnel in Code Enforcement Agencies (Municipal Building Departments), throughout the state of New Jersey. This course is designed to provide a sound basis of knowledge and understanding of the technical and administrative skills needed to manage a UCC office and to provide certification. REQUIRED TEXT: For required text book information, go to www.ccm.bkstr.com and click on "Books". Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets. CON-199.