Uniform Construction Code Education Program

The community colleges listed below are offering a regional schedule of classes for Uniform Construction Code training:

These classes are for general contractors who are looking to advance their careers and become New Jersey State Inspectors for local municipalities. They are open to anyone with an interest in construction and mandatory for those desiring licensure in building, electrical, elevator, fire protection, plumbing, and administrative licensure in sub code official, construction official, and technical assistance. The courses focus on technical needs for contractors, estimators, architects, engineers, and government officials as they relate to the design, construction, and maintenance of building structures. Courses are approved for licensure by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) pursuant to NJAC 5:23-5.20 and must be taken in the proper sequence (RCS-ICS-HHS). Licensing application packets and related inquiries should be directed to the DCA Licensing Unit at 609-984-7834. It is recommended to review this packet before undertaking a course. Students who successfully complete a course and apply for licensing may be refunded up to 100% of tuition by submitting a license number or log number to the college they attend. (Information provided in class)

For a complete list of the courses offered statewide see the DCA website

Interested in learning about DCA’s license requirements and which class is right for you?

Click here for the DCA’s licensing information booklet

Students should direct licensing questions and request a licensing application packet by contacting the Licensing Unit at (609) 984-7834. Please review the licensing application packet prior to taking the course. Tuition reimbursement may be available. Click here to view the UCC updates on the DCA website. Courses are live remote format and students must have a computer with camera and microphone, and a valid email address. Please note: after successfully completing the required courses, contractors also need to pass National Exams.


Brookdale Classes:

Call 732-224-2315 to register

Building Inspector, RCS

Dennis Pino, instructor

Covers a review and instruction of field inspection, structural design and analysis, material standards, and inspection techniques pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code. 90 hours. 30 SESSIONS

Tues & Thurs, September 3rd, 2024 – December 19th, 2024
6 pm – 9 pm, online live instruction 
Fee and Code: $989, XUNCC 001


Building Inspector, ICS

Adam Matthews, Instructor

Covers a review and instruction of technology, structural systems, fire protection systems and mechanical systems, together with field inspection techniques pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code. 75 hours.

Returns Spring 2025
Code: XUNCC 007


Building Inspector, HHS

Adam Matthews, Instructor

Covers the instruction of advanced structural systems, advanced fire protection systems, and advanced mechanical systems. 60 hours.

Returns Spring 2025
Code: XUNCC 008


Construction Official

Michael Mastro, Instructor

This course prepares Uniform Construction Code Subcode Officials to become the chief administrator of a Local Enforcing Agency.  The course reviews pertinent laws, departmental administration, documentation, personnel management, budgeting, and interfacing with other governmental agencies, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-5.20(o). 45 hours. 

Thursdays, September 5th, 2024 – December 19th, 2024
6:15 pm – 9:15 pm, online live instruction, supplemented by Canvas
Fee and Code: $549, XUNCC 002


Electrical Inspector, ICS

Kenneth Verbos, Instructor

Covers a review and instruction of systems design and field inspection pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code. 60 hours.

Wednesdays, July 31st, 2024 – December 18th, 2024
6 pm – 9 pm, online live instruction 
Fee and Code: $699, XUNCC 003


Electrical Inspector, HHS

Kenneth Verbos, instructor

Includes systems design and field inspection pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code. 45 hours. 15 SESSIONS.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2025 – April 23rd, 2025
6 pm – 9 pm, online live instruction
Fee and Code: $529, XUNCC 009


Fire Protection Inspector, ICS

Michael Mastro, instructor

This is the entry-level course for future Uniform Construction Code fire protection inspectors. Content includes New Jersey regulations, concentrating on fire sprinklers, fire alarm systems, and enforcement of the International Residential Code and International Building Codes, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-5.20(i). The required textbooks will be announced in the course syllabus 120 hours.

Tuesday & Thursday, January 7th, 2025 – May 22nd, 2025
6:15 pm – 9:15 pm, online live instruction

Fee and Code: $1389, XUNCC 004


Fire Protection Inspector, HHS

Michael Mastro, instructor

This is the final-level course for Uniform Construction Code fire protection inspectors and picks up where ICS left off. Content includes a focus on High Hazardous groups and High-rises. Content includes New Jersey regulations, plan review, plus International Fuel Gas and International Mechanical Code regulations, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-5.20(j). The required textbooks will be announced in the course syllabus 60 hours.

Returns Fall 2026
Fee and Code: $699, XUNCC 011


Plumbing Inspector ICS

Covers systems design, inspection methods and public health requirements pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code. 120 hours. 30 SESSIONS.

Returns Spring 2025
Code: XUNCC 005


Plumbing Inspector, HHS

Advanced plumbing system design.

Returns Spring 2025
Code: XUNCC 012


Subcode Official

Michael Mastro, Instructor

This course prepares Uniform Construction Code inspectors to become middle level supervisors of their respective trades.  Subcode Officials learn administrative code and upon state licensure become responsible for plan review and releasing construction permits, issuing notices of violation and penalties, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-5.20(n). 45 hours. 

Tuesdays, September 10th, 2024 – December 17th, 2024
6:15 pm – 9:15 pm, online live instruction, supplemented by Canvas
Fee and Code: $549, XUNCC 006


Technical Assistant

This administrative seminar is designed for all building department personnel who are looking to receive their State Certification as a Technical Assistant to the Construction Official. All participants will benefit by learning the construction fundamentals of the Uniform Construction Code. Various topics are discussed in detail and explained. Participants will have a much clearer and concise idea of the administrative process for each topic reviewed which is the basis for all construction departments. References to the Uniform Construction Code will be interjected as required. 45 hours. 15 SESSIONS.

Wednesdays, September 4th, 2024 – December 18th, 2024
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, online live instruction
Fee and Code: $549, XUNCC 023


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