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Exam Review Sessions Going Away June 30th

Review sessions will not be available for examinations taken on or after July 1, 2018-–except for Florida DBPR and St. Louis County examinations.

Why is ICC doing away with review sessions? 

Since the launch of ICC’s Learning Center, training has greatly expanded for both Certification and Contractor programs. For example, the Learning Center’s robust Certification Test Academies led by code experts provide exam preparation and question-based review, allowing you to ultimately prepare for taking your targeted exam. In tandem with these in-person events, the Learning Center offers Online Learning opportunities such as study tools, practice quizzes, and guides to required exam references to help familiarize you with study materials and the general test-taking environment.

In addition, the Preferred Provider Network provides a myriad of in-person, online, and on demand training options that, when used in conjunction with the exam’s expanded content outlines (found in the Exam Catalog) can help a candidate prepare for their examination.

Through these training options, you’ll have the opportunity for true study programs to grow your knowledge of the concepts found on the exams.

On top of the Learning Center’s support through online learning and academy programs, the Assessment Center’s launch of PRONTO (Proctored Online Testing Option) allows you to take your exam online with a live proctor any time of the day and gives your results immediately upon exam completion. Instead of having to travel to one of the current testing sites, some of which have limited hours and may not be convenient for many test takers, you can take an exam at your convenience through PRONTO in the privacy of your home, office, or other secured location. With PRONTO available 24/7, you will have the flexibility and control over scheduling your exam.

Since PRONTO’s initial launch, ICC is planning to expand the program by offering additional exams through PRONTO in the near future.

When is the last day I can take a review session?

  • For Contractor/Trades exams, you can take a review session for an exam failed on or after April 1 up through July 30 (if eligible for review session).
  • For Certification and UST exams, you can take a review session for an exam failed on or after June 1 up through July 30 (if eligible for review session). 
  • Certification Candidates will also be able to take an exam up to 6 times in a 6-month period if needed to pass. For Contractor/Trades Candidates, rules on exam attempts may vary based on your exam. Please visit our Exam Catalog for more information.

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Attending the February RESNET Conference in Orlando, FL?
Register for the 2015 Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Exam!

Going to the RESNET Conference February 26-28 in Orlando, FL?

ICC is offering a Special Administration for the 2015 Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Exam--now available for registration.

Click here to review details and register for this special administration.

Testing Address:

Hilton Orlando—Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Exam Date: February 25, 2018

Preregistration Deadline: February 2, 2018

Starting Time: 9:00 AM

Exam Fee: $209.00

Register Now! Download the application.

Please submit this application to askac@iccsafe.org.

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Changes for Contractor/Trades Examinations

Effective January 1, 2018, the Assessment Center has expanded its offerings of National Contractor/Trades examination titles for code years 2012 and 2015.

At the same time, many jurisdiction-specific examination programs will be transitioned to the National standard examination program.  The exams will be equivalent in content to the jurisdiction-specific exams, and will provide a simple registration process and exams that are recognized across the nation.  In addition, ICC will offer select 2009 titles through our new proctored online testing system, PRONTO

Which National Contractor/Trades Exam do I take if my jurisdiction exam is no longer being offered?

A complete list of former jurisdiction-specific titles and their current National equivalents can be found here.

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We're adjusting pricing January 1st

Effective January 1, 2018, pricing for most ICC Contractor and Certification exams will increase. Please refer to the specific exam you plan to take in the Exam Catalog for details.

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Changes to ICC special inspector exams coming in December

Starting December 1, 2017, a majority of ICC's two-part special inspector exams will be split into three separate exam modules: general requirements, codes and plan reading. As an exception, the spray-applied fireproofing special inspector will be split into two exam modules (general requirements and codes & plan reading) and will have a slightly different breakdown than the other exams.

To achieve a special inspector certification, you will need to pass each module along with any other prerequisites for specific special inspector certifications. If you plan to pursue a reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete or structural welding special inspector certification, you are still held to the additional prerequisites in order to achieve those certifications.

Get a breakdown on the new Special Inspector Exam Modules' features and improvements on our eNews article by clicking here.

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