Building Inspector

College of DuPage partners with CLEC Enterprises to offer the education and preparation to begin or enhance your career in the field of building inspection and property maintenance. Expert instruction is provided by experienced, licensed professionals in the field.

Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Class

This course provides an overview of the philosophy, attitudes, and values surrounding property maintenance. The illustrated workbook utilizes drawings, problems, and photographs to demonstrate how code requirements support community preservation. 

Inspection principles and techniques are provided to communicate the intent and rationale at the forefront of property maintenance. Minimum requirements for plumbing and mechanical systems are illustrated, in addition to basic fire safety requirements. Also covered are those portions of the 2012 International Residential Code© which may be referenced during property maintenance inspections. 

Learn how to analyze and apply enhanced property management skills to code enforcement officials, inspectors, property managers and real estate assessors. Discuss how to verify citizen complaints, gather evidence, issue violation notices, verify compliance and act when compliance has not been obtained.

This training is ideal for beginning code enforcement officers, and for enhancing the skills of experienced inspectors. Concepts and procedures for administration of property maintenance programs are outlined based on the experience and results of well-defined and poorly managed communities. 

This course prepares the student to sit for the 2012 Maintenance and Housing Inspector certification exam. 


Residential Plumbing Inspector

Students gain an introduction to the basic code requirements for the proper installation of plumbing systems in one- and two-family dwellings. Instruction includes identification and discussion of code requirements for the general administration; the identification of pipe, pipe fittings, traps, fixtures, materials and devices used in plumbing systems; and the installation of fixtures, water heaters, water supply and distribution, sanitary drainage, vents and venting, traps for fixtures and storm drainage

Topics include:

  • Determining when a permit is required for plumbing installations
  • Verifying equipment being installed per the manufacturer and its listing
  • Determining requirements for drainage, waste, venting and water supply systems
  • Providing information to the public on code requirements for plumbing systems.
  • Verifying proper clearances and access to fixtures after installation
  • Requirement for protecting the potable water supply of the home and municipal water supply.

This class prepares the student to sit for the 2012 International Residential Plumbing Inspector certification exam.



Contact Information

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