The following programs are approved for the number of continuing education units indicated:
Annual Building Official Institute of Minnesota, 2.5 units for each full day of attendance;
Department of Labor and Industry seminars, 2.5 units for each full day of attendance;
International Conference of Building Officials seminars, 2.5 units for each full day of attendance;
International Conference of Building Officials annual education and code development conference, 2.5 units for each full day of attendance;
State Building Code development committee meetings, 0.42 unit for each hour of attendance;
State International Conference of Building Officials chapter meetings, one unit for each meeting with a minimum three-hour educational program;
regional building official meetings, one unit for each meeting with a minimum three-hour educational program;
area building official luncheon meetings, 0.25 unit for each meeting;
college building inspection technology and other related college courses, four units for each credit earned;
postsecondary training courses in construction, management, or supervision, one unit for every three hours of instruction received or related shop work completed;
certification in an International Conference of Building Officials certification program received after January 1, 1985, four units for each certificate;
certification as a certified building official by the Council of American Building Officials after January 1, 1985, six units;
teaching a course at the community college level in the building inspection technology program or teaching a course at a technical college, one unit for every four hours of instruction provided during a three-year reporting period; and
maintenance of an International Conference of Building Officials certification, one unit.
Credit must be awarded only once for each course taught or education program attended during a three-year cycle, despite the number of times the same course is taught or the same education program is attended.
Continuing education offered by other states, correspondence schools, universities, or other institutes of learning that offer building code administration and enforcement-related courses must be considered on an individual basis. Each building official must prearrange for unit approval with the state building official to receive credit. Units must be approved on the basis of comparison with the items in subpart 1. The state building official shall award 0.42 continuing education units for each hour of continuing education rounded to the nearest full or half unit.
The state building official shall require that specific courses be taken, if necessary, to insure continuing education in relevant code application, administration, or enforcement practices. The requirements may include training courses when new codes or legislative mandates are adopted.
All continuing education is subject to periodic review and evaluation by the commissioner or the commissioner's agent.
February 19, 2009
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