Introduction to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

This Course is BPI Recognized for
6 CEU Credits

This 4 hour online course will help prepare you for studying or implementing the IECC code. The course covers most of the significant new requirements for the 2012 IECC. An IECC code inspector is qualified to perform inspections on residential and commercial structures and their plan analysis in order to insure the structures comply with the code. This course is not a substitute for being familiar with the 2012 IECC code book.

You can take the course at your own pace, and will have 45 days to complete. When finished, we will provide you with information to help you arrange your certification exam.

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Course Package Tuition: $199

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Course Package Includes:

Topics Covered:

  • The history of energy codes and their importance
  • The identification of the IECC compliance requirements to ensure:  
    • Building envelope tightness
    • Quality insulation installation
  • Notable differences between 2009 & 2012 IECC
  • The setup & use of a blower door to measure air leakage in the building envelope
  • How to calculate ACH50 & determine whether the home meets the minimum Building Envelope Tightness Limits set forth in the both the 2009 & 2012 IECC
  • The setup & use of a duct tester to measure air leakage in the duct system
  • How to quantify duct leakage & determine whether the duct system meets the minimum requirements set forth in both the 2009 & 2012 IECC

ICC Exam & Certification Fees

The ICC Certification Exam, which must be arranged through the International Code Council (ICC), costs approximately $170.  There is a fee every two years along with required continuing education hours in order to maintain your certification with the ICC.

Who Should Take This Course?

All code officials, HERS Raters, builders, architects and anyone interested in performing energy assessments or gaining knowledge of commercial and/or residential structures.



What is the ICC?

The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe, sustainable and affordable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, building and compliance process. The ICC's International Codes are used throughout the US and in many markets around the world, providing minimum safeguards for people at home, at school and in the workplace.

Why ICC Accreditation and Certification?

The federal government has determined that all states and municipalities must “at the very least” adopt the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as their minimum energy code compliance document. Each state must show 90% compliance with the 2009 IECC by the year 2017. There will be a tremendous need for inspectors to make the transition to these codes. The ongoing commitment to the construction of energy efficient buildings will require inspectors that are trained and certified to inspect those buildings.


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Energy Raters of East Texas, LLC.

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Fox Inspection Group
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Mason-Dixon Home Inspection Services
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Northwest Colorado Council of Governments
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