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  • The American Association of Code Enforcement The American Association of Code Enforcement is a national nonprofit association representing the profession of code enforcement.

    Since its inception, AACE has become the premier association fostering code compliance through its certification program, education, training and enforcement. Today, AACE is the internationally recognized leader in the profession of code enforcement, with a membership growing at the rate of 20 percent per year.

    Code officers provide essential and beneficial services that ensure quality of life in neighborhood communities from coast to coast. As population density, economic constraints and technology place ever greater pressures on communities, the need and demand for professional code officers continues to rise.
Member benefits include:
  • Career development through educational programs, resources and tools, culminating in certification for the professional code officer
  • Professional advancement within a network of peers and and potential employers accessible in a nationwide membership directory
  • News to go in the form of electronic newsletters, web resources and emails news flashes to keep members abreast in the latest code enforcement developments and issues.
  • EduCode began in the middle 1990's as an idea when the Southern Nevada Chapter of the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) officers and members met to discuss the training needs for the chapter in southern Nevada. The chapter officials said let's "go big." The plan was to develop a multi-day format and a three day training program was proposed. Greg Franklin, Clark County Building Department, and past ICBO Chapter President, was the first chair of our "Institute." EduCode offers conference programs each year and contains topics such as Architectural Plan Review, Building Inspections, Combination Inspections, Fire Prevention, Performance Based Fire Protection, Structural Inspection, Quality Assurance and Design, Structural Special Inspections, Code Enforcement, Property Maintenance, and more.
  • International Conference of Building Officials The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.

    The International Codes®, or I-Codes®, published by ICC, provide minimum safeguards for people at home, at school and in the workplace. The I-Codes are a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes. Building codes benefit public safety and support the industry’s need for one set of codes without regional limitations.

    Fifty states and the District of Columbia have adopted the I-Codes at the state or jurisdictional level. Federal agencies including the Architect of the Capitol, General Services Administration, National Park Service, Department of State, U.S. Forest Service and the Veterans Administration also enforce the I-Codes. The Department of Defense references the International Building Code® for constructing military facilities, including those that house U.S. troops around the world and at home. Amtrak uses the International Green Construction Code® for new and extensively renovated sites and structures. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands enforce one or more of the I-Codes. The ICC has developed and made available a comprehensive and coordinated set of International Codes, including:

    • International Building Code
    • International Energy Conservation Code
    • International Existing Building Code
    • International Fire Code
    • International Fuel Gas Code
    • International Green Construction Code
    • International Mechanical Code
    • ICC Performance Code
    • International Plumbing Code
    • International Private Sewage Disposal Code
    • International Property Maintenance Code
    • International Residential Code
    • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
    • International Wildland Urban Interface Code
    • International Zoning Code
ICC's training events offer comprehensive educational experiences with opportunities to learn best practices from leading experts. Build your professional network with colleagues in the field while earning valuable continuing education units.

ICC certification examinations are maintained to the highest standards and include continuous review by committees of experienced professionals. Most building departments, state agencies and third party entities recognize ICC certification as the single most significant codes and standards credentials that building professionals can attain.*