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BOAF’s Cross Training Programs for Inspectors and Plans Examiners are the most flexible and affordable programs available in Florida. These programs are available to individuals licensed through F.S. 468 or certified though F.S. 633. Successful completion of BOAF’s Cross Training Program replaces the 5-year experience requirement in that additional category.

Built on a foundation of building code courses designed for new-hires or individuals seeking licensure in additional categories, online training courses will be available on demand. Students may work through the coursework at their own speed. To learn more about how BOAF online courses work, click here. Course registration fees start at $49 per hour for BOAF state members, with a discount for multi-hour courses.

Each program includes a nonrefundable fee of $495, that is broken down into two payments. The Pre-Application fee $250 is due upon submission. Upon receiving written authorization of entry into the program, the candidate may begin training. All training must be completed within 3 years of the approval date. Upon completion of all coursework and OJT, a final application fee of $245 is due upon submission.

Each trade-program listed below is a total of 200 hours and includes coursework and on-the-job (OJT) training hours. Several courses overlap the trades areas. For example, Ethics in Construction is a requirement in each of the four trades programs.

After reviewing this information if you have any questions about BOAF’s Cross Training Programs, please contact us at

BOAF Cross Training Programs











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On-the-job training hours are specific to Inspector or Plans Examiner Programs

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Click on the course listings below to learn more and to register.

Required Online Classes

Ethics in Construction - 1 hour: BCAIB No. 5007691, ICC PPP No. 11544- Online Class

Laws & Rules for the Building Official - 2 hours: BCAIB No.5008037, ICC PPP No. 11535- Online Class

Communication Skills - 1 hour: BCAIB No. 5008039, ICC PPP No. 11530 - Online Class


Inspection and Plan Review Techniques - 2 hours- Online Class - BCAIB No. 5008064, ICC PPP No. 11532



Developing Effective Inspector Skills - 7 hours: BCAIB No. 5007991

Part 1

Special Piping, Storage Systems and Grey Water Recycling Systems - 2 hours

Combustion Air, Chimneys & Vents - 3 hours
BCAIB No. 5008081

Specific Electrical Items and Electrical Safety - 2 hours

Building Materials - 6 hours

Florida Building Code for Accessibility and Energy Conservation - 3 hours

Solar Systems, Pool and Spa Heaters - 4 hours

Introduction to Article 90
1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008084

Roof Drainage and the Sizing of Water System Piping - 2 hours
BCAIB No. 5008062

Solar Photovoltaic Systems and Alternative Energy Systems
1 hour

Tables in Chapter 9 - 1 hour
BCAIB No. 5008079

Part 2

Intro to Plumbing - 1 hour

Intro to Mechanical - 1 hour

Wiring, Protection and Grounding - 7 hours

Special Inspections and Tests
1 hour

General Regulations, Plumbing
2 hours

General Regulations, Mechanical
2 hours

Interior Environments
1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008080

Indirect/Special waste, vents and traps - 4 hours

Ventilation, Exhaust Systems
4 hours

Swimming Pools - 3 hours
BCAIB No. 5008083

State Regulations for Educational Facilities - 1 hour
BCAIB No. 5008082

Part 3

Fixtures, Faucets and Fixture Fittings - 2 hours

Duct Systems - 2 Hours

Intro to Electrical - 1 hour

Intro to Building - 1 hour

Water heaters, water supply and distribution, and sanitary drainage - 5 hours

Specific Appliances, Boilers, Water Heaters and Pressure Valves - 3 hours

Requirements for the Electrical Installations - 1 hour

Types of Constructions, Building Heights and Areas - 4 hours

Refrigeration - 2 hours

Equipment for General Use
3 hours

Structural Design, Roof Assemblies and Structures, and Soils and Foundations - 3 hours

Florida Energy Conservation
2 hours

Part 4

Storm Drainage - 2 hours

Hydronic Piping, Fuel Oil Piping and Storage - 2 hours

Wiring Methods and Materials
8 hours

Interior Finishes, Fire and Smoke Protection, Fire Protection Systems - 5 hours

Fla Building Code for Existing, Residential, and Fuel & Gas
4 hours

Florida Building Code for Residential - 2 hours

Egress and Exterior Walls
3 hours

Florida Building Code for Fuel Gas - 2 hours

Part 5



Special Occupancies - 3 hours

Florida Building Code for Accessibility Volume - 2 hours

Special Equipment and Conditions - 3 hours

Florida Building Code for Residential - 2 hours

Florida Building Code for Energy Conservation - 2 hours

Part 6




Use and Occupancy - 4 hours

Florida Building Code for Existing Building Volume
2 hours


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