Building Officials Association of Texas 
1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400
Austin, Texas 78754-5128
512-231-7400 • Fax 512-231-7494 or 7495
An affiliate of the Texas Municipal League
Mission Statement
The Building Officials Association of Texas is dedicated to enhancing the professionalism of its members, advancing the standards of the building industry, and leading in the resolution of public policy issues.
BOAT Code Enforcement
Sustaining a Safer Texas

Building Officials Association of Texas is pleased to provide Code Enforcement continuing education classes approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Texas Department of State Health Services Code Enforcement 

Our member cities have asked for approved acceptable CE programs for renewal of code enforcement officer registration and we listened.  
The courses approved are:

August 16th 2011 - 4 hour program 
201 - Plan Review Utilizing the 2009 I-Codes
This is a four hour program designed to provide participants with the critical components to successfully perform a plan review utilizing the 2009 IRC & IBC. This overview will provide a systematic approach to performing a through plans examination utilizing checklists and discussing the pitfalls of not standardizing review. Sample checklists will be provided and will involve class interaction. 
Instructor: Richard Truitt


August 17th 2011 - 8 hour program
2009 International Building Code: Significant Changes
This program will offer a comprehensive yet practical analysis of the critical changes made between the 2006 and 2009 editions of the international Building Code. Each change is first identified and then expanded upon with in-depth discussions of how it affects real-world applications of the 2009 IBC®. Coverage reflects both structural and nonstructural provisions with special significance, including new and innovative design ideas and technologies, modern materials and methods of construction, and current approaches to fire safety, life safety, and structural stability. Significant Changes to The International Building Code®, 2009 Edition will be available for purchase. 
Instructor: Richard Truitt

August 18th 2011 - 8 hour program
2009 International Residential Code Significant Changes
This program will help to identify specific changes between the 2006 and 2009 editions of the International Residential Code®, while also providing the reason and rationale behind those changes. The focus, which is primarily aimed at the most critical provisions, the most commonly used provisions, and provisions that have had a significant change in application, so that participants can readily identify what changes occurred and why. A straight forward analysis of the impact of each change on the code's application rounds out the comprehensive coverage. 
Significant Changes to The International Residential Code®, 2009 Edition will be available for purchase. 
Instructor: Tim Ryan

August 17th 2011- 8 hour program
Counter Intelligence
Skills and Strategies for the Front Line
This one-day class is designed to provide an overview of building codes, basics of local government, building department activities, permitting process, technical competence, blue print basics, and customer service skills for the permit tech. Topics of discussion will include: application intake, customer service skills for both the homeowner and contractors, navigating the code, basic blueprint reading, legal aspects of code administration and protecting the municipality, construction and inspection terminology, and basic understanding of electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. Students are reminded to bring the 2006 or 2009 International Residential Code, a calculator, and architectural and engineering scales.
Instructor: Mary Dickson, CBO

August 18th 2011- 8 hour program
Residential Blue Print Reading for Permit Techs
Designed for the Permit Technician and basic review fundamentals  
This one day class will cover in depth the construction aspects of a two-story single family residence. Participants will review actual construction documents and research the IRC in depth. A full understanding of measurements, symbols, legends and details, locating information in the specifications, how to calculate area, and the reading of truss and structural calculations will be covered. This will include egress, light and ventilation, size and headroom requirements, stairways and how to recognize possible structural issues. Please bring to class the 2006 or 2009 International Residential Code, an architectural scale and a calculator.
Instructor: Mary Dickson, CBO

August 17th 2011- 8 hour program
Code Enforcement  
Legal Aspects & Administration of Code Enforcement in Texas
This full day program can be taken as one day or part of a two-day program. Discussion of Applicable Texas Codes Including: Occupations Code, Local Government Code, Transportation Code, Parks & Wildlife Code, Property Code, Criminal Procedure Code, and the Public Utility Commission Administrative Rules and the application of the codes to code enforcement. Discussions will include environmental hazards, uncultivated vegetation, junk vehicles, solid waste accumulation and general nuisance abatement. Overview of the ICC publication Legal Aspects of Code Administration.
Instructor: Roy Fyffe

August 18th 2011- 8 hour program
Code Enforcement  
General Requirements: Property Maintenance Standards
This full day program can be taken as one day or part of a two-day program. It will provide an best management approach to: Exterior and interior environment standards, Light, Ventilation, and occupancy limits minimum, Plumbing, Mechanical, & Electrical systems, Fire safety requirements. This program will allow participants an opportunity to share ideas and work through common problems associated with code enforcement activities.  
Instructor: Roy Fyffe

Code Enforcement