|Jack A. Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy
Scholarship opportunity for building code safety month
In observance of Building Code Safety Month, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is excited to announce a $1,500.00 scholarship opportunity!!! We are seeking a 1,000-word or less essay that illustrates how code officials promote safety and economic growth within the community. All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2017. The scholarship recipient will be announced on June 15, 2017. Please click below for contest’s rules, criteria, essay prompt and award information.
The Jack A. Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy delivers administrative and technical code training programs for mandated certification requirements for over 3500 statewide professional certifications in various code enforcement disciplines including code official, inspection and plan review. Most of the programs required for certification are multi-day and are offered throughout the calendar year in various locations across the state. In addition to the mandated training, the academy periodically offers a number of specialized training events on topics that are pertinent or relative to current issues in the code enforcement industry.
All training programs offered through the Jack A Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy are available to local government and third party code enforcement personnel seeking certification. Priority is given to those required to obtain certification per the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC). For many code enforcement personnel employed by a levy contributing locality, there are no tuition costs, however, tuition may apply for those not employed by a contributing locality. Classes are open to nonenforcement individuals based on availability, and tuition may apply.
Course descriptions, training schedule, course registration and course payment as well as policies, forms and relative documents are located on the TASO Online System. In addition to the course registration, the TASO online system houses all training and certification history and application. Those seeking attendance at an academy program must first establish an user account or profile on the online system.