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BOAF’s Cross Training Programs for Inspectors and Plans Examiners is an alternative eligibility path to certification in an additional category for participants that qualify per 61G1-7.001(1).  This comprehensive program is designed with a foundation of building code courses and on-the-job training for new hires or individuals seeking licensure in additional categories to replace the state’s 5-year experience requirement. 

To be in the Cross Training Program, an individual must be licensed through F.S. 468 or certified through F.S. 633.  They must provide 3 years of verifiable full time work experience in inspection or plans review and must have a pre-approved trainer that is licensed and endorsed in the category of the program the applicant is seeking.  A licensed Fire Inspector must provide the same documentation in addition to a copy of their Firesafety Certificate.

A trainer must complete a Trainer Information Form and submit a copy of their licensee details to include endorsements as listed on DBPR. 

To apply for the Cross Training Program, you must complete the BOAF online Pre-Participation Application, upload your 3 year work experience affidavit, trainer information form, trainer license verification documents and pay the non-refundable pre-participation application fee of $250.00 which is due upon submission.

Once your application is received it will be reviewed and processed.  You will receive an email from BOAF when you have been approved.  You will be given an approval date and expiration date.  BOAF’s Cross Training Programs need to be completed within 36 months (3 years) from the date of approval. 

Each trade program is a total of 200 hours, includes BOAF coursework and on-the-job (OJT) training hours.  Several courses are available online and others are presented twice each year at the BOAF office in Sanford.  Students may work through the online coursework at their own speed.  To learn more about how BOAF online courses work, click here.  Coursework fees are additional to application fees.  Course registration fees start at $49 per hour for BOAF state members, with a discount for multi-hour courses.  Once completed, BOAF coursework is good for 3 years from the date of completion.  Several of the courses overlap the trade areas, for example, Ethics in Construction is a requirement in each of the four trade programs.  To view our upcoming Cross Training Schedule click here.

Once an applicant receives an approval into the program, they can begin training.  OJT time obtained before the approval date will not be accepted. 

Upon completion of all coursework and OJT, a final online application is required.  The Post Application fee is $245 and is due upon submission.

Please be sure to read all the information related to this program prior to your submission.  All rules and instructions are posted on the BOAF website.  As these are subject to change on occasion, we suggest you refer to the web pages during your training to stay abreast of any changes.

After reviewing this information, if you have any questions about BOAF’s Cross Training Programs, please see our Cross Training FAQs or contact us at info@boaf.net

Below is a breakdown of each trade area requirement and the required coursework.

BOAF Cross Training Programs

 

Plumbing

Mechanical

Electrical

Building

Coursework

40

40

46

50

On-the-Job (OJT)

160

160

154

150

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

Total Program

200

200

200

200

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: In Person - BCAIB No. 5007991

Online Self Paced - BCAIB No. 5008186

Part 1

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

Combustion Air - Mechanical
2 Hours - BCAIB No. 5008234

Specific Electrical Items and Electrical Safety - 2 hours

Building Materials - 6 hours
BCAIB No. 5008185

Florida Building Code for Accessibility and Energy Conservation - 3 hours
BCAIB No. 5008063

Chimneys & Vents - 1 hour
BCAIB No. 5008233

Introduction to Article 90
1 hour - In Person BCAIB No. 5008084

 

Online-Self Paced BCAIB No. 5008065

Roof Drainage and the Sizing of Water System Piping - 2 hours
BCAIB No. 5008085

Solar Systems - Mechanical - 1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008229

Solar Photovoltaic Systems and Alternative Energy Systems
1 hour

Swimming Pool and Spa Heaters - Mechanical - 1 hours

Tables in Chapter 9 - 1 hour
BCAIB No. 5008079

 

Online-Self Paced - BCAIB No. 5008079

Existing Building Code Relating to Mechanical Systems - 1 Hour

Part 2

Intro to Plumbing - 1 hour

Intro to Mechanical - 1 hour

Wiring, Protection and Grounding - 7 hours

Special Inspections and Tests
1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008215

General Regulations - Plumbing
2 hours - BCAIB No. 5008226

General Regulations-Mechanical
2 hours - BCAIB No. 5008238

Interior Environments
1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008080

Indirect/Special Waste - Plumbing - 1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008220

Ventilation - Mechanical
2 hours - BCAIB No. 5008242

Swimming Pools - 3 hours
BCAIB No. 5008083

Traps, Interceptors and Separators - Plumbing - 1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008222

Exhaust Systems - Mechanical
2 hours - BCAIB No. 5008241

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

Vents - Plumbing - 2 hour - BCAIB No. 5008227

Part 3

Fixtures, Faucets and Fixture Fittings - 2 hours - BCAIB No. 5008223

Duct Systems - Mechanical - 2 Hours - BCAIB No. 5008237

Intro to Electrical - 1 hour

Intro to Building - 1 hour

Water Heaters - Plumbing - 1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008221

Specific Appliances - Mechanical - 1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008236

Requirements for the Electrical Installations - 1 hour

Types of Constructions, Building Heights and Areas - 4 hours

Water Supply and Distribution - Plumbing - 2 hours - BCAIB No. 5008224

Boilers, Water Heaters and Pressure Vessels - Mechanical - 2 Hours - BCAIB No. 5008232

Equipment for General Use
3 hours

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

Sanitary Drainage - 2 hours - BCAIB No. 5008219

Refrigeration - 1 hours - BCAIB No. 5008231

Florida Energy Conservation
2 hours

Energy Conservation - Mechanical - 2 Hours - BCAIB No. 5008235

Part 4

Storm Drainage - 2 hours - BCAIB No. 5008225

Hydronic Piping - Mechanical - 1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008230

Wiring Methods and Materials
8 hours

Interior Finishes, Fire and Smoke Protection, Fire Protection Systems - 5 hours - BCAIB No. 5008216

Plumbing Requirements in the Residential Code - 1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008217

Fuel Oil Piping and Storage - 1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008228

Egress and Exterior Walls - 3 hours - BCAIB No. 5008214

Plumbing Requirements in the Existing Building Code -
1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008218

Mechanical Provisions of the Residential Code - 2 hours - BCAIB No. 5008239

Plumbing Requirements in FBC Fuel Gas - 1 hour

Fuel Gas Volume Piping Provisions - 2 hours - BCAIB No. 5008240

 

Plumbing Requirements in FBC Accessibility - 1 hour

Part 5

 

 

Special Occupancies - 3 hours

Accessibility IBC vs. FBC - 2 Hours

Special Equipment and Conditions - 3 hours

Residential Code - 2 hours - BCAIB No. 5008213

Energy Conservation Code IECC vs. FBC - 2 Hours

Part 6

 

 

 

Use and Occupancy - Building - 4 hours

Florida Building Code for Existing Building Volume - 2 hours


 

Email info@boaf.net with questions. 

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