Effective Jan. 1, the ICC Certified Building Official (CBO) designation exam is now three test modules. As we previously blogged about, this change was driven by the need to raise the level of certification to emphasize and recognize that the building official is the ultimate decision maker in code compliance for new construction. The new requirement is for applicants to obtain a passing score on three separate test modules. They include a legal module, management module and a building codes and standards module. Candidates who begin the CBO process after Jan. 1, 2015 will be required to take the new exam modules. Candidates who began the CBO process prior to Jan. 1, 2015 will be allowed to finish the remaining modules and will not be required to take the additional exams. For additional information, refer to the January 2015 Candidate Bulletin at http://www.iccsafe.org/Certification/Bulletins/National_Certification_EIB-CBT.pdf .
ICC Certified Building Official (CBO) designation exam changes