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ICC Call for Committees

ICC-HeaderimageICC is accepting applications for various opening in the governing committees for each of the six membership councils. In addition to the existing membership councils, there is a special call for a new council that will be known as the Emerging Leaders Membership Council. This council will focus on the needs of the next generation of code professionals, focusing on communication and interaction preferences methods.  More information can be found at http://www.iccsafe.org/membership/councils-committees/call-for-councils-and-committees/.

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Introducing the Snap Series

JackP_VBCAThe Jack A Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy has announce its newest online training, the Snap Series. The Snap Series are free, short  and interactive training courses offered through the VBCA Knowledge Center on topics of interest or relevance regarding code, code enforcement, code administration or subjects trending in the industry today. All Snap Series trainings qualify for DHCD continuing education and may qualify for ICC preferred-provider continuing education credit.

As with all the courses on the VBCA Knowledge Center, you can complete a Snap Series program during a time and location convenient to you, and they are available to anyone who is registered on the VBCA Knowledge Center website. After logging in, simply enter “Snap Series” or enter the name of the course in the search field at the top right of the page.

Forgot your user ID or password? Simply click the “Forgot Login ID” or “Forgot Password” link to have that information emailed to you.

New to the VBCA Knowledge Center? Click the “Register” button at the top of the page.

For more information or for help with the Knowledge Center, contact the Virginia Building Code Academy office at vbca@dhcd.virginia.gov or (804) 371-7180.

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Virginia Rehabilitation Code Technical Training

On May 11-13, the Jack Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy (JPVBCA) conducted the dry run of its three-day Virginia Rehabilitation Code Technical Training. An invited panel of code experts representing a variety of localities from across the state attended as students and evaluators while our anticipated instructional team taught the class for the first time.  The valuable feedback gleaned from the process is already being incorporated into the program for delivery to a live audience at the course pilot on June 28-30.  DHCD is going to great lengths to ensure the program is accurate, engaging and applicable for code officials and plan reviewers, as well as others in Virginia’s code enforcement community.  JPVBCA is very excited to release this program into its ongoing training schedule with seats available in the November class. For more information or to register, visit thttps://dmz1.dhcd.virginia.gov/TASO/TASOMain/Logon.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fTASO%2fTASOTCO%2fDefault.aspx.

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Now Available – Expanded Opportunity for Certification Reinstatement

ICC-HeaderimageStarting in February 2016, individuals with certifications that have expired more than six years ago can reinstate their certifications without the need to retest. Expired certifications initially issued by ICC or the legacy organizations, including ICBO, BOCA, SBCCI andCABO, are eligible for reinstatement.

You can complete an application now for certifications issued by ICC or certifications issued by a legacy organization. For questions, check out the most frequently asked questions at Reinstatement Program FAQs.

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2016 JPVBCA Annual Instructor Event

class photo The Jack A. Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy (JPVBCA) held its annual instructor professional development day on March 18. More than 60 instructors attended this year’s event and were treated to a day filled with professional development designed to further their skills as instructors and mentors. Training sessions included:

  • It’s not What you Know, it’s What They Learn with Joyce Major
  • Teaching with Style with Tracy Fitzgerald and Charlotte Carter
  • Instructor Mentorship/Instructors Guide with Rajan Engh

JJ White, from Dale Carnegie Training, inspired the instructors with an interactive keynote on leveraging their own knowledge to motivate others.

In addition, JPVBCA was extremely proud to recognize an outstanding instructional team for the 2015 academy year, as well as three individuals who have made a significant impact on the academy each in their own way. Cindy Davis, DHCD’s deputy director for building and fire regulations, presided over the awards.

FoxDelmar Fox, recently retired from Front Royal, was recognized for his many years of dedication to the academy and for his instruction and curriculum development. Fox started his instructor career in 2007 and has been an instructor ever since teaching building inspection classes, as well as participating in curriculum updates. The success of the building inspection classes is in part due to Fox’s contributions as an instructor.

Jim Moore, from Fairfax County, was recognized for his many years of dedication to instruction and curriculum development. Moore instructs the plumbing inspection and code change trainings, mentors new instructors and sits on curriculum development and revisions committees. Although Moore is one of the academy’s quieter instructors, his knowledge and expertise is loud and clear. Our students and the JPVBCA staff will miss him as he prepares to retire this year.

Emory Rodgers, former DHCD deputy director, was honored for his many years of guidance and support of JPVBCA, its staff and students. Under Rodgers direction, the academy initiated many innovate ideas in development and delivery, increased its staffing level and emoryfurther enhanced its professional reputation as a valued and recognized training leader in code enforcement industry. The academy staff and instructors welcome his continued relationship with the academy through his curriculum development involvement.

The Amusement Device Inspection Instructional Team, formed in 2008, was honored for their commitment to the delivery of a comprehensive and skills based program, efforts to teach the students the art of amusement device inspection and their dedication to serve on development technical and code change work groups. In addition to instructing for JPVBCA, they also are senior instructors for one the national associations which value their expertise almost as much we do. The instructional team members are:

ADI teamMike Dellinger – Shenandoah County
Brian Gentilini – Hanover County
Neil Holland – Roanoke City
Casey Littlefield – Hanover County
Andy Marchetti – Hanover County

This year’s day of professional development and recognition was a huge success and JPVBCA’s staff wishes all of its instructors a wonderful year ahead. To view pictures from the event, click here.

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A Great day for the High School Technical Training Program

HSTTP photoOn March 4, VBCOA First Vice President David Beahm, Second Vice President Gregg Fields, Sergeant-at-Arms Pete Mensinger, HSTTP Co-Chair Thomas Braddock, along with Jim Ellwood and Robert Sale from ICC, presented information and showed their support of the High School Technical Training Program at Abingdon High School in Abingdon, Virginia.

Administrators and trades teachers from Abingdon High School attended the meeting, as did representatives from Wise County, Southwest Community College and the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Region I building officials and several Region I members also participated to pledge support to their respective schools. Angie Lawson, principal of the Grayson County High School Cate Center, previously implemented HSTTP into her school’s existing program and wanted to encourage other educators to provide this opportunity to their students. This was arguably the best turnout for an HSTTP event because every county in the region had representation at the meeting.

As a result of this event, several schools in the region have verbally committed to participating in the program. The work is clearly not over, as they strive towards getting every technical school in the state to sign up for the program.

A special thanks goes out to all of the people who helped organized this event including Jimmy Moss, Mike Yingling, Josh Davidson, Jada Black and all those who helped to make this event such a great success. For more information about HSTTP, contact Thomas Braddock at thomas.braddock@richmondgov.com or LaToya Burden at latoya.burden@hampton.gov.



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cdpVA Webinars set for this week

The cdpVA system is Virginia’s new online Code Development Process. cdpVA allows you to create code change proposals, submit public comments and access any information about the 2015 Virginia Code Change Process. Virginia is a leader in building and fire code regulations, and stakeholder input is vital to Virginia’s code development process. There will be two half-hour webinar tutorials about the new online system. Please be sure to join us for the webinars to learn more about the new online system.

Creating Proposals in cdpVA
Wednesday, March 16

Join us to learn how to create and submit code change proposals in cdpVA. This webinar will cover creating an account, creating a new proposal, importing code sections, providing your reason and cost impact statement, uploading necessary files and completing your submission to cdpVA. To access the webinar, click this link at the specified time above: http://iccsafe.adobeconnect.com/cdpva.


Collaboration in cdpVA
Friday, March 18
3 p.m.

Join us to learn about collaboration in cdpVA. The webinar will explore how to invite others into your code change proposal, discuss changes, allow your collaborators to edit the proposal and add co-proponents.  There will also be a section on how to guide collaborators through the process of accepting invitations to a proposal, how collaborators and co-proponents can interact with a proposal and reviewing proposals after submission. Find out how to make your unsubmitted proposal public and how to view public proposals and contact the proponents. There will be a live question and answer session at the end, so please come with questions. To access the webinar, click this link at the specified time above:



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