The Office of Education and Data Management (OEDM) offers five ways to earn continuing education credits:
Career Development Live Classes
These three-hour classes are held mornings and evenings at various locations across the state, and present the latest information on the state building and fire codes. Classes are open to design and trades professionals free of charge.
Special Offerings and Conferences
These training events range from four to eight hours, and target building and fire code applications for credentialed officials and design and trades professionals. There is no fee for attending, but registration is required.
Starting in 2017, OEDM will partner with outside vendors to offer free online code classes to building and fire officials and design and trades professionals.
- Third-Party Outside Credit Trainings (Live and Online)
Code classes are neither provided by nor sponsored by OEDM that pertain to the duties and responsibilities of a building or fire official may count toward your training hours. We recommend that you request credit approval prior to taking an outside class.
Pre-Credential Training Programs
Based on the number of students enrolled in OEDM ’s building and fire credentialing programs, there may be a limited number of seats available for licensed and certified code officials to audit classes. You must apply and be approved to audit the training.
There are no fees for any of the above OEDM trainings. All OEDM programs are paid for by the Code Training and Education Fund. Revenue for the fund comes from assessments on building permit construction values.