Construction Administration and Licensing Programs

CONSTRUCTION

Steps Toward Licensing

Administrative Licenses:

1. Sub-Code Official (Administrative)

2. Construction Code Official (Administrative)

Technical Licenses:

1. RCS - Residential Commercial Structures (Building Inspector licensure)

2. ICS - Industrial Commercial Structures

3. HHS - Hazardous High-rise Structures

• Attendance requirements are mandated for each course by the state; however, attendance does not ensure licensing. Prerequisites for all courses will be enforced by the Licensing Bureau, New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs.

• After successfully completing each of the required courses, please contact Experior Assessments

(800) 864-5309, for a candidate guide (a licensing requirement), which will enable you to sit for the state exam.

• For information on how to apply for your license, contact the New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Construction Code Services by calling (609) 984-7834.

• The New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs offers students a 75% reimbursement  of the tuition for qualified applicants.  If you have any questions about qualifying for any of these courses, then you must talk to the Department of Community Affairs before you register! 609 984-7834. There are no refunds once classes are started.

Technical level courses must be taken in sequence. Please register early. For more information, please call Ria Bloss at (201) 447-7466.  You can register over the phone!  -Or- email rbloss@bergen.edu.

Prospective Employers

CD 166 Home Improvement Workshop

1 session; $60

001, Sat; September 22, 2018  

Hours: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: TBA

This 3-hour seminar is designed to guide you through the Building Permit Application process, when undertaking a home improvement project. Prior approvals such as zoning, engineering and floor plan management will be discussed. Building department operations are identified and all questions will be answered.

Instructor: Thomas Yotka, Village of Ridgewood, Construction Code Official

NJ UCC Education Calendar 2016 2017

Please click here to view the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code Education Program - Regional Calendar for Fall 2016 - Spring 2017.

Be sure to view our current Bergen Community College UCC offerings within this Construction Administration section of our catalog!

CD 063 Sub-Code Official

CD 063 Sub-Code Official

15 sessions; $525

001, M/W; September 12 - November 7, 2018

Hours: 6:00-9:00 pm

Location: Paramus Campus

This 45-hour course is divided into three main areas: Administration, Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement and related Legislation. You must have at least one technical license in order to get the Sub Code license. Duties include: reviewing construction documents and building plans for sub-code compliance.

Required text: UCC Book – Please bring your book to class.

Instructor: Anthony Merlino

CD 062 Construction Official

CD 062 Construction Official

14 sessions; $525

001, Mon/Wed; November 13 - December 19, 2018

Hours: 5:45-8:45 pm

Location: TBA

This 45-hour course is divided into four main areas: Administration, Legal Methods of Code Enforcement, Legislation and Sub-Code. This course reviews the duties of the construction code official. 

Required text: UCC Book. Please bring this book to the first class.

Prerequisite: Sub Code Official

Instructor: Ron Ferrari

CD 075 Building Inspector RCS

CD 075 Building Inspector RCS

26 sessions; $785

001, T/Th; September 25 - December 20, 2018

Hours: 6:00-9:30 pm

Location: TBA

This 90-hour course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the state for licensure under this title. Topics include: structural design and analysis techniques, wood framing construction foundations; materials – materials standards, field identification of requirements, inspection techniques, inspection tools and methods; and other related topics from the International Residential Code. Required text: International Residential Code (latest New Jersey edition). Available at www.iccsafe.org

Instructor: Felix Esposito

CD 225 Building Inspector ICS

CD 225 Building Inspector ICS

23 sessions; $715

001, Mon/ Wed/ Sat; September 17 - November 7, 2018

Hours: 5:45 - 9:00 pm (one Saturday is a field trip, 9-12)

(no class 2/19) (Make-up date 2/20)

Location: CLC, Hackensack

This 75-hour course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the state for licensure under this title. The course covers: building construction and technology, structural systems foundation design, wood and steel frame construction, requirements for the building sub-code; basic fire protection systems, systems design and installation procedures, plan review and other related topics. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Building Inspector RCS.

Required text: International Building Code 2009, (New Jersey edition) and International Mechanical Code 2009. Available at www.iccsafe.org. UCC and IBC books are required by the second class meeting.

Instructor: Ron Ferrari

CD 290 Building Inspector HHS

CD 290 Building Inspector HHS

20 sessions; $650

001, M/W; September 24 - December 3, 2018

Hours: 6:15 - 9:15 pm

Location: CLC (Hackensack)

This 60-hour course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the state for licensure under this title. Topics are: structural systems; design and analysis; fire protection and safety systems; special use of occupancy; advanced mechanical systems; design principles for heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; energy conservation and other related topics. 

Prerequisite: Building Inspector RCS and Building Inspector ICS

Instructor: Thomas Cohen

CD 227 Plumbing Inspector HHS

CD 227 Plumbing Inspector HHS

10 sessions; $525

001, Wed eves & Sat; February 3 - March 24, 2018

Hours: Saturdays, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm

Location: TBA

This 60-hour course is designed to provide the student with fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the State for licensure under this title. 

Prerequisite:  Students must have Plumbing Inspector ICS.

Instructor: Leonard Falato

CD 065 Plumbing Inspector ICS

CD 065 Plumbing Inspector ICS

20 sessions; $950

001, Saturday; October 6, 2018 - February 2, 2019

(3-week break after December 15, 2018)

Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: TBA

This 120-hour course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the state for licensure under this title. Required text: UCC Book

Instructor: Lenny Falato

CD 066 Electrical Inspector ICS

CD 066 Electrical Inspector ICS

20 sessions; $650

001, M/W; September 24 - December 3, 2018

Hours: 6:00-9:00 pm

Location: TBA

This 60-hour course covers system designs, electrical service design and sizing branch circuits, plan review and field inspection. Also systematic plans analysis, material requirements, installation methods, basic inspection, report writing, violation notices, and record-keeping. Uniform Construction Code organization and content, electrical sub code and other related topics.

Instructor: Norman Finkel

BI 609 Technical Assistant Certification Program

BI 609 Technical Assistant Certification Program

18 sessions; $450

001, Wed & Th; October 3 - December 6, 2018

Hours: 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Location: TBA

This 45-hour certification for Technical Assistants to Construction Officials is designed for the individuals working in a municipality (specifically, the building department), or contractors and their staff wanting to understand the construction permit process as required by the State.  It provides an understanding of the Uniform Construction Code as it relates to permit processing.  This course covers: UCC Law, Regulations, Administration, UCC Standard Blue Form, Blue Print Reading, Reporting & time management and Technical Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution, and critical thinking.  Book is included in this class.

Instructor:  Linda Aiello

CD 228 Electrical Inspector HHS

CD 228 Electrical Inspector HHS

15 sessions; $525

001, M/W; February 19 - April 16, 2019

Hours: 6:00-9:00 pm

Location: TBA

This 45-hour course covers: system design, electrical service design and sizing, branch circuitand feeder design, appliance and motor circuits, plan review and field inspection, systematic plans analysis, material requirements, installation methods, basic inspection, report writing, violation notices, inspection and recordkeeping, Uniform Construction Code organization and content, electrical subcode and other related ICS.

Instructor: Norman Finkel

CD 496 Fire Protection Inspector ICS

40 sessions; $999

001,T/Th; February 8 - June 19, 2018

Hours: 6:00-9:00 pm

Location: TBA

This 120-hour program is designed to prepare the students to obtain the licensing in the Fire Protection discipline of the NJ UCC. Course work includes the building use groups, types of construction, height and area, fire protection systems and means of egress. Students will learn when the building codes require such systems and equipment in new renovated structures along with the standards for systems installations and acceptance testing, course textbook information is provided the first day of class.

Instructor: Thomas Yotka

CD 521 Fire Protection HHS

20 sessions; $600

001,T/Th; October 4 - December 13, 2018 

Hours: 6:00-9:00 pm

Location: TBA

This 60-hour program is designed to prepare the students to obtain the licensing in the Fire Protection discipline of the NJ UCC, after they have completed Fire Protection ICS (CD 496).  Course work includes the building use groups, types of construction, height and area, fire protection systems and means of egress. Students will learn when the building codes require such systems and equipment in new renovated structures along with the standards for systems installations and acceptance testing, course textbook information is provided the first day of class.

Instructor: Thomas Yotka

CD 229 Elevator Inspector HHS

CD 229 Elevator Inspector HHS

19 sessions; $975

001, Dates to be Determined

Hours: Wednesdays; 6:00 - 9:00 pm and Saturdays, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: TBA

This 90-hour course is designed to provide Elevator Inspectors with the fundamental knowledge and educational experience required by the state for licensure under this title. Topics include: testing and inspections on escalators, elevators, lifts and hoisting equipment and all related construction.

Prerequisite: Seven years related experience.

Instructor: Elizabeth Neilsen