Welcome to the Code Officials Qualification Board section of the Engineering and Codes Division.
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The NC Code Officials Qualification Board has the primary duty of certifying Code Enforcement Officials (CEOs) in North Carolina. No city, county, or state agency inspector may enforce the State Building Code without being certified by the Qualification Board.The 20 member Board is composed of engineers, contractors, inspectors, architects, educators, and city, county, and state officials.
Individuals seeking to become certified as Building, Fire, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing CEOs to perform inspections for city, county or state agencies should read the applicable "How do I become an inspector…" bulletins below for the technical area they are interested in.
Authorities Having Jurisdictions (AHJs) and NC Community Colleges offering COQB Standard Courses
The interactive GIS map below provides users with locations (blue dots) and contact information for 500 NC local government AHJs responsible for issuing building and fire permits and performing inspections for residential and commercial construction. City and Town corporate boundaries are shown in gray. Clicking on certain map features results in pop-up information boxes with contact information. Enter an address and the map will zoom to the individual parcel level. Users may select an aerial imagery layer using the icons in the upper left corner.
Individuals interested in certification as Code Enforcement Officials (CEOs) in NC must successfully complete mandatory courses offered by the NC Community College System. All applicants for certification must pass the Law and Administration course as well as the Board’s Standard Course for the Trade Type and Level sought - such as Building, Level 1 (single-family residential and small business). Use the online application and course schedule links listed below:
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