|Jack A. Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) requires continuing education as a component of maintaining compliance with the state regulations relative to certain certifications granted by the Board of Housing and Community Development (BHCD). All building officials, property maintenance officials, and technical assistants employed by a jurisdiction to enforce the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) as well as local building department personnel certified to enforce the Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (VADR) shall obtain 16-hours of continuing education every two years in addition to the mandatory and/or periodic training required for certificate issuance and maintenance. The 16-hour requirement is prompted at the issuance of the first certificate and is applicable regardless of the number of BHCD certificates held by the individual.
The DHCD Continuing Education Policy details the process for obtaining and submitting the required continuing education hours as well as training and activities deemed appropriate for acceptance.
Although the Department does not have a content pre-approval process applicants are encouraged to contact the Training and Certification Unit when questioning content applicability.