CBO Building Codes & Standards (ICC BC)



Course Objective:The Certified Building Official is responsible for the development, administration, interpretation, application, and enforcement of the codes adopted by their jurisdiction. They will be able to manage their department's budget and the certification and training of inspection staff. They will have an understanding of laws and regulations pertaining to human resources. They will have a thorough knowledge of customer service, develop and maintain effective relationships with all client groups, and be able to effectively communicate with contractors, homeowners, subordinates, superiors, news media, elected officials, and civic organizations.




 Method of Evaluation: Through a series of pre and post progress quizzes, reviews and worksheets, the instructor will aid the student in seeing how related tables and sections are used to form the current code. The instructor will help the student better understand how to interpret codes correctly and avoid common mistakes in the field. 






Class Dates 4/2/2024 to 4/5/2024


eWISE Only Class - Please Be Online At 8:00 AM (EDT)

Class Time 8:30 - 3:30 (All 4 Days)






Practice Quiz Included in the price of the Course. Link will be given out at the end of class.


Class Link & Workbook: A class link and a workbook in pdf form will be emailed to you to print one week before the class starts. Check your SPAM folder!


NOTE: Price does not include code books or ICC exam fees




Books You Need For Class

  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Energy Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2009 ICC/ ANSI A-117 Accessibility code
  • 2012 or 2018 ICC Special Inspectors Manual
  • Highlighters
  • Calculator



NOTE: Classes and Exams are not state specific.

Continuing Education

Class Approved for 2.4 CEU's (24 Hours)




South Carolina




Class Outline

Day 1

Pre-quiz & Review

Time Management During Exam

IRC Building/Structural Design

IBC Building/Structural Design

Day 2

Progress Quiz & Review

IBC Life Safety

ANSI A117.1

Day 3

Progress Quiz & Review

Mechanical Provisions – IRC/IMC

Plumbing Provisions – IRC/IPC


Progress Quiz & Review

Basic Electric

IRC Electric


Instructor Bio




Scheduled Instructor:



Patrick Bradshaw has been involved in the Codes industry for over 20 years.  Prior to this he worked in law enforcement and the fire service. Patrick graduated the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy with honors and has attended the National Fire Academy on multiple occasions.  During this time, Patrick has served as a patrol officer, criminal investigator, firefighter, fire apparatus operator, fire instructor, deputy fire marshal, life safety code specialist, manager of the State Fire Marshal Certification program, a fire investigator, HazMat technician, fire investigator, commercial building plans examiner and many other roles.


Patrick transitioned into codes enforcement in 1997 as a fire and life safety surveyor conducting both state and federal inspections of licensed healthcare facilities in South Carolina.  This included hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgery facilities, assisted living facilities and other healthcare facilities.  He then became a deputy state fire marshal.  Patrick was the first manager for the state fire marshal’s certification program.  In this role he also administered and instructed three NFPA international certification courses for fire inspections and plan review.  Patrick has conducted numerous fire investigations in addition to fire and building codes inspections.  His inspection duties required him to inspect most all types of buildings and occupancies, as defined in the codes. 


Patrick has taught hundreds of classes to various audiences over his career.  Audiences include: firefighters, healthcare professionals, architects, engineers, fire inspectors and marshals, code enforcement officials, building officials, plans examiners and others.  Patrick maintains over 16 ICC certifications and has served on ICC’s exam development committee.  Patrick has consulted with design professionals, has served as an expert consulting witness and is a member of  the South Carolina Building Codes Council.

About Us
England Training LLC Corporate Office
1102 St Julien Drive
Eutawville, SC 29048
(843) 747-3575

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A live interactive class.


You can see and interact with the instructor and other class members, like you are there.



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