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Building Permit Technician Vocational Certificate (17 credits)

Purpose:

This certificate is designed to enhance the competencies of the present permit
clerks or technicians, to prepare persons for the national certification examination
as building permit technicians, and to provide certain knowledge of building code,
zoning codes, permit processes, legal aspects, customer service and standards
of building, to prepare for a career as a building permit technician. 

Curriculum:

Offered by both North Hennepin Community College and Inver Hills Community College

Courses

Titles

Credits

BIT 1000

Introduction to Building Inspection
(available online)

2

CMSV 2860
at North Hennepin

Building Construction Plan Reading 

2

BIT 1215
at Inver Hills

BIT 2000

Public Administration for the Code Official
(available online)

3

BIT 2020

Legal Aspects of Building Inspection
(available online)

2

BIT 2400

Land Use and Zoning

2

CIS 1101

Business Computer Systems I
(available online)

3


   Select one of the following...

BUS 1101
at North Hennepin

Human Relations in Business
(available online)

3

BUS 1119
at Inver Hills

BUS 1210
at North Hennepin

Managerial Communications
(available online)

3

BUS 1121
at Inver Hills

Principles of Management
(available online)

3

BUS 1150
at Inver Hills

Supervisory Techniques for Business
(available online)

3

COMM 2230
at Inver Hills

Small Group Discussion & Leadership

3

SPCH 1110
at North Hennepin

Interpersonal Communications
(available online)

3

COMM 1100
at Inver Hills


TOTAL CREDITS NEEDED


17


ICC Permit Technician Exam:

Even if you haven't achieved the 17 credits necessary for your vocational permit technician certificate, you can take the ICC Permit Tech exam. It is a 2 hour, open book exam that you'll have to schedule with a Pearson VUE testing center.
Testing Center FAQs
A list of ICC's certified permit techs in MN is here.

  * Exam Cost *  $180

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  Content area that is covered in testing:
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 General Administration - 39%

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 Legal Aspects - 22%

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 Plans and Documents - 25%

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 Zoning and Site Development - 14%

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  Here's what you'll need to study / bring with:
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 2006 International Building Code, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 6, 12 and 34

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 2006 International Zoning Code

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 Legal Aspects of Code Administration, Copyright 2002

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 Basic Code Enforcement, Copyright 1999 (Eighth printing or later)

Available now! ICC Permit Tech Study Guide - here

 

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  Sample Examination Questions - click here

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Copyright 2005 Minnesota Building Permit Technicians Association.
Last updated 03/10/09