To maintain the necessary level of safety and to keep pace with advances in technology concerning fire prevention and building construction, New York State periodically revises and updates the standards of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the State Energy Conservation Construction Code. This course addresses the proposed updates and highlights significant changes in the next code update, which is anticipated to become effective in 2016. It is mandatory to successfully complete this course to maintain Code Enforcement Official Certification, pursuant to Title 19 NYCRR Part 1208. This course will also serve to provide the student with 9 hours of Code Enforcement In-Service Training credit towards their annual 24-hour training requirement. Participation during the entire 9-hour course is required to obtain credit. A comprehensive examination, based upon the information provided during this course will be conducted at the conclusion of the program (included as part of the 9 hours.) Individuals are required to successfully pass the exam with a score of 70% or better to receive credit for the course. Students will be allowed three attempts to successfully complete the exam, individuals who are unsuccessful after the third attempt will be required to complete the new sequence of Basic Training Class based on the 2016 Code Update.

“2016 CEO Code Update” Course will be offered at the November Conference

In-Service Topic Area per Part 1208                          Hours

Code Enforcement and Administration                           3 hours

Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code                     3 Hours

Energy Conservation Construction Code                        3 Hours


The “2014 Commercial Energy Code Update” course is a prerequisite to the “2016 CEO Code Update” course. The “2014 Commercial Energy Code Update” course was provided at many of the conferences during 2014 and was also available on line. If you have not completed this course yet, it is still available online at:

NYSERDA – New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Website

SLMS - Statewide Learning Management System

Click here for instructions on registering for the “2014 Commercial Energy Code Update” class in SLMS.

Classes presented by third party presenters, though approved for credit toward annual in-service training, will not count toward taking the prerequisite class offered by DBSC staff.


You will not be permitted to attend the 2016 Code Update course without completing the “2014 Commercial Energy Code Update” course. Credit for taking the “2016 CEO Code Update” class will not be given if a student has not completed the “2014 Commercial Energy Code Update” class.

Building Safety Inspectors will be required to successfully complete the “2016 BSI Code Update” Class (3 hour Training.) This course will be offered by DBSC approved Adjunct Instructors through local Fire and Building Departments. In addition, it is anticipated that the 3 hour “2016 BSI Code Update” course will be available online in the 2nd half of 2016.


pdf 2016 update Handout 12 30 2015 (1.64 MB)

New York State News

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