Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Construction Codes and Licensing Division Building Codes and Standards 443

Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155-4341 Phone: (651) 284-5012 Fax: (651) 284-5749 www.doli.state.mn.us TTY: (651) 297-4198

CERTIFIED BUILDING OFFICIAL, CERTIFIED BUILDING OFFICIAL-LIMITED, ACCESSIBILITY SPECIALIST

GENERAL INFORMATION
Please read all the information in this application before you apply. Complete the application entirely including dates of employment and list only the information applicable to certification. Attach additional information as required with the completed application. Incomplete applications will be returned. Include a check or money order for $70.00 made payable to the “Department of Labor and Industry.” Mail the check and application to: Department of Labor and Industry, Financial Services, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155. PLEASE NOTE: Application fees are non-refundable (Minnesota Rule 1301.0400). Questions concerning Building Inspection Technology Courses should be directed to the following organizations: NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 7411 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 (763) 424-0752 www.nh.cc.mn.us INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2500 80th Street East Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 (651) 450-8500 www.inverhills.edu

For information on the certifications offered by the International Code Council (ICC) contact:

INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600 Falls Church, VA 22041 Phone: (703) 931-4533 Fax: (703) 379-1546 e-mail: mdunlap@iccsafe.org

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APPLICATION, PROCESSING AND TESTING PROCEDURES NOTIFICATION AND RETESTING RULES
1. Building Codes and Standards will evaluate completed applications for conformance with the prerequisites. The applicant will be notified of approval/disapproval of the application. Applicants who qualify for certification as a Building Official-Limited or Accessibility Specialist are required to attend a course specified by the State Building Official. The course is offered quarterly at the Building Codes and Standards offices in St. Paul. Applicants must complete and return the “Course Enrollment Form”, “Application for Municipal Building Official Certification” and $70 fee to participate in the course. Upon confirmation of the prerequisite information, a letter confirming course enrollment will be sent to the applicant. Expenses incurred for meals, parking and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the applicant. The course enrollment form includes hotel and parking information. The Building Codes and Standards Division will establish exam dates and locations. Applicants need to complete the “Request for Exam Site Location Form” identifying the date and location they are available to take the exam. The applicant will receive a written confirmation about ten days prior to the exam date. The exam is given on Thursdays or Saturdays (see schedule) at the exam location selected by the applicant. Exams may be cancelled if an insufficient number of applications are received or other unforeseen circumstance. The examination is an open-book written exam. The exam covers administrative, statutory and technical aspects of building code administration, and knowledge of the documents that compose the Minnesota State Building Code. Copies of the Minnesota State Building Code, International Building Code and International Residential Code will be furnished at the exam site. Building Codes and Standards staff will correct and record exam scores. Those passing the exam are issued a certificate. Those failing the exam or failing to appear for the exam will be notified and will be eligible to retake the exam once without additional cost after 30 calendar days. If the applicant fails the exam a second time or fails to appear for the second exam, the applicant must wait six (6) months and submit a new application and fee. Accommodations for disability to enable you to fully participate in the course or exam, such as wheelchair access, auxiliary hearing devices, or an interpreter, can be made available upon advance request.

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If you have questions regarding this application or the courses or if you need accommodations for a disability, please write or call Education, Rules and Code Development at the address below: Department of Labor and Industry Education, Rules and Code Development 443 Lafayette Road N. St. Paul, MN 55155 (651) 284-5012

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CATEGORIES OF MINNESOTA BUILDING OFFICIAL CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Building Official. A “certified building official” is a person identified on the certification card as a “certified building official,” “building official-class II,” or “building official-class S.” All newly certified or recertified officials of these certifications must be identified as a “certified building official” on the certification card. This classification is granted to a person who has met the “certified building official” prerequisites of Rule 1301.0300 and successfully passed the written examination prepared by the state. A person with this certification may serve as the building official for any municipality.

Certified Building Official-limited. This certification is identified as “certified building officiallimited” on the certification card. This classification is granted to a person who has met the “certified building official-limited” prerequisites of Rule 1301.0300 and successfully passed the written examination prepared by the state. A person with this classification may perform code administration for one- and two-family dwellings, their accessory structures, and “exempt classes of buildings” as provided in Rule 1800.5000 of the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, and Landscape Architecture, as well as “facilities for the handicapped” provisions in chapter 1341 of the Minnesota State Building Code. Code administration for all other buildings, must be performed by a certified building official as defined above. However, the certified building official-limited may conduct inspections at the direction of a certified building official or the state building inspector.

Accessibility Specialist. This certification is identified as “accessibility specialist” on the certification card. This certification is granted to a person who has met the “accessibility specialist” prerequisites of Rule 1301.0300 and successfully passed the written examination prepared by the state. A person with this classification is limited to the administration of provisions of the Minnesota State Building Code that provide access for persons with disabilities. Use of this certification is restricted to municipalities that, according to Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.72 and 16B.73, do not administer the code. If a municipality adopts the Minnesota State Building Code, the responsibilities for code administration and enforcement are under the authority of the certified building official or the certified building official-limited.

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