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

This training is ideal for beginning code enforcement officers and for enhancing the skills of experienced inspectors. Gain an overview of the philosophy, attitudes, and values surrounding property maintenance and learn how code requirements support community preservation.

Topics covered include:

  • Inspection principles and techniques
  • Intent and rationale of property maintenance.
  • Minimum requirements for plumbing and mechanical systems
  • Basic fire safety requirements.
  • Portions of the 2012 International Residential Code© which may be referenced during property maintenance inspections.
  • Analyzing and applying enhanced property management skills to code enforcement officials, inspectors, property managers and real estate assessors.
  • Verifying citizen complaints, gathering evidence, issuing violation notices and verifying compliance
  • Actions to take when compliance has not been obtained.

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


Residential Plumbing Inspector

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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Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2770
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