What is the Permit Technician Career Advancement Academy?
The Academy is designed to maximize the leadership and redefine
the future of counter technicians, specifically their technical
and interpersonal skills, to strengthen building department
operations. Each academy participant learns vital information for
their building department role, including how to best use their
skills to support customers and fellow staff and evaluate their
professional roadmap and timeline, such as long and short-term
goals. This is an active engagement program with the instructors
and attendees participating in shared discussions and coursework
to learn from one another while building upon network
opportunities for future support.
Who is the best candidate for the Academy?
Although not required, the Academy is designed for
those with a minimum of 3-5 years of counter experience and
who have obtained an ICC Permit Technician certification.
When does the Academy take place?
The 2024 Academy will take place in Fall 2024 in Northern
California (specific dates and location TBD). The
Academy alternates between Northern California
and Southern California each year.
Is the Academy in-person or virtual?
The Academy has both in-person and virtual attendance
requirements. There is one in-person course that takes place in
the Fall, but the other courses will take place virtually. Each
applicant will be given the dates and requirements of
the curriculum prior to registering. Approval by the
applicant’s supervisor is required at time of registration.
What is the Academy curriculum?
Course Examples include:
- Permit Technician Career Advancement: Honing Your
Skills to Elevate Your Role in Providing Permit Center
- Navigating State Laws for Counter Operations
- Building Permit Counter Expertise: Mastering the Ability
to Review Documents for Various Permits
- Building Services Excellence: Elevating Customer
Experiences at the Counter
- Embracing Innovation at the Permit Counter: Mastering New
- Code Enforcement Essentials for Permit Technicians
- Contractor Licensing Fundamentals for Counter
- An Introduction to Zoning for Permit Technicians
- Much More!
When will Academy registration be available?
Join to waitlist by emailing Lauren Valdez to receive
updates! Registration and details will be available in
Is certification provided to Academy graduates?
Certification is not provided as part of the academy benefits. A
plaque recognizing the completion of the Academy will be provided
to each participant who completes all requirements.
Interested in learning about building-safety career
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