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ICC Permit Technician Certification and Renewal Information

Certification Process:

Achieving your ICC Permit Technician Certification or any Certification can feel pretty overwhelming, but OPTA is here to help you or your entire jurisdiction through the process.

Below are links and documents to help you get started. Click on the ICC Certification Registration Web Site Link below for information including additional links for each type of Certification. The Permit Technician Certification - 14 and Code Specialist Certification - CS (this is a new certification for Permit Technicians) are under the category Code Enforcement. Open each Certification for additional links to the Certification Bulletin, Sample Exam Questions, Exam Content.

How can OPTA help you get certified? OPTA offers a full day Permit Technician Study Session Course during some of the conferences and in addition, we may be able to provide your jurisdiction or combination of local jurisdictions training outside of the conference.

Permit Technician Certification Exam Information:

Course Materials:

Basic Code Enforcement (2nd edition)

International Zoning Code (2018 or 2021 IZC)

International Building Code (Chapters 1-3, 6, 12, 17 (1704.1-1704.5) (2018 or 2021 IBC)

Legal Aspects of Code Administration (2017 edition)


The ICC Permit Technician Study Companion is a valuable resource to study for the exam.  It breaks down the information into 14 sections for manageable learning sections. 


Online remote proctored testing via Pronto:  https://www.iccsafe.org/professional-development/assessment-center/exam-registration-page/

Test Information:

60 multiple-choice questions

2 – hour open book

Exam fee – Consult ICC website for current fees.

To register for the exam click here:  https://www.iccsafe.org/certification-exam-catalog/

For information on what to expect before, during and after the exam, visit ICC's YouTube channel:

Renewal Process:

See below document for ICC's process to renew your certifications.

ICC Credentialing Renewal Bulletin.pdf

Renew your ICC Certification here:



The Oregon Permit Technicians Association are an ICC Preferred Provider - Provider #1370.  

Do you have an idea for a class?  Is there an instructor or class that you would like OPTA to facilitate?  Please let us know at Email OPTA.  We will research having that class or instructor available to our members.

Are you an instructor looking to teach to the Oregon Permit Technicians Association?  We can facilitate in person or virtual classes.  Please contact us with the class(es) you would be interested in teaching for us.  Email OPTA

Would your jurisdiction like to host an education event?  Please let us know.


Oregon Permit Technicians Association 

P.O. Box 634

Springfield, OR 97477

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