Red Staircase

Building Inspector II

Person In Safety Gear On Construction Site

To Apply

Per  815 KAR 7:070 and the Kentucky Certified Building Inspector Program within the DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING, BUILDINGS AND, an applicant seeking certification in the Kentucky Certified Building Inspectors Program shall submit:

 

LICENSURE PRE-REQUISITES:


An applicant shall have a notarized copy of high school or general education diploma and

EXPERIENCE PATHWAYS

 

PATH 1: three years’ experience in a responsible, directly related construction position, such as a foreman, which required the ability to effectively read and interpret building plans and specifications; OR

 

PATH 2: three years’ experience in an architect’s or engineer’s office performing building design or drafting duties;

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

 

PATH 3: graduated from a college or university with an associate degree in a design, building technology or construction-related subject; OR

 

PATH 4: graduated from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, fire science, or building technology.

Image by Nguyen Dang Hoang Nhu

Testing For Certification

An applicant shall pass the required exams and furnish a copy of the certification for the appropriate test module as required per licensure.

 

A Building Inspector II shall be classified, if the person has passed the following

  1. NCPCCI test modules:

    • Test 1A Building One- and Two-Family Dwelling;

    • Test 4A Mechanical One- and Two-Family Dwelling;

    • Test 1B Building General;d. Test 3B Fire Protection General; and

    • Test 4B Mechanical General;

    ICC test modules

    • Test B1 Residential Building Inspector;

    • Test B2 Commercial Building Inspector;

    • Test M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector; and

    • Test M2 Commercial Mechanical Inspector

Image by Scott Webb

Test Taking Details*

  • How to take the ICC (International Code Council) test modules

 

  • How to take the NCPCCI  (National Certification Program for Construction Code Inspectors) test modules:

    •  To register and schedule for testing, go to: https://www.provexam.com/register. You may also call them toll-free at 877-228-3926.

    • You may test at any one of Prov’s testing centers or you may test at home using the Examroom.aiTM remote proctoring system.

    • $130 per module

    • The results from your written exam will automatically be emailed to you within minutes of completing your examination. If you are testing in-person, you will also be given your results upon test completion.

    • FAQ

 

*Compare the ICC AND NCPCCI fee schedule per module to see what is the best choice for you based on this criteria:

  • Your licensure being sought;

  • Your previous exam completions; and

  • The financial benefits to continue with the same Code Council  Exam organization

Technicians at Work

Training And Testing Requirements

Per 815 KAR 7:070. The Kentucky Certified Building Inspector Program (Technical Amendment)

 

A candidate seeking to become a certified building inspector and all trainees shall:

  1. Attend orientation training provided by or approved by the department; and

  2. Submit proof of completing a minimum of twelve (12) hours of continuing education training annually. Proof may be submitted by:

    • A completed Continuing Education Verification Form, DHBC - BC/CE 1; or

    • A certificate of completion provided by a pre-approved training provider.

Engineer Looking At Blueprint

Reinstatement

  • A certified building inspector whose certification has been terminated may be reinstated no more than three (3) years of the date of termination by submitting to the department:

  • A reinstatement fee equal of fifty (50) dollars

  • Reinstatement after the three (3) year period shall require the applicant to successfully complete the examinations corresponding to the certification level sought for reinstatement.

Renewal

  • A certified inspector, trainee, or an inspector holding a limited certificate, shall submit to the department not later than the last day of the certified inspector or trainee's birth month:

    • An annual renewal fee of fifty (50) dollars; and

    • Proof of completion of the continuing education requirements pursuant to 815 KAR 2:010.

  • A late fee of fifty (50) dollars shall be assessed if renewal is not postmarked by the last day of the certified inspector or trainee's birth month.

  • Certification shall terminate if a certified inspector or trainee fails to renew ninety (90) days after the last day of that person's birth month.

download-2.png

Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction

101 Sea Hero Road

Suite 100 Frankfort, KY 40601-5405

Phone: 502.573.0365

Web site: www.dhbc.ky.gov/

Construction Engineer

For your convenience, you can access the steps below via a PDF

Building Inspector II.png
Construction Engineer