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New Webinar – Solar PV, ESS and EV Charging Systems

Want to enhance your understanding of the latest information and best practices of Solar Photovoltaic, Energy Storage, and Electric Vehicle Charging systems? Learn more information to efficiently identify and evaluate each type of system and their corresponding submittal requirements.

Permit Technician’s Guide to Solar Photovoltaic, Energy Storage and EV Charging Systems

Thursday, June 6, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 37544 - 0.2 CEUs

***Register Now - Registration Closes Today at 5:00pm!***

Description: California has set aggressive renewable energy goals to expand the use of Solar Photovoltaic, Energy Storage, and Electric Vehicle Charging systems. Knowledgeable and empowered permit counters are critical to achieving an efficient process for receiving and reviewing applications and plans. This webinar provides the latest information and best practices to assist permit counter technicians, managers, and building officials in efficiently identifying and evaluating each type of system and their corresponding submittal requirements. Attendees also gain insight into the various legislation that impacts the permit process and establishes deadlines for permit issuance. Additionally, this webinar discusses the benefits and limitations of the SolarApp+ portal, intended to expedite permitting for solar contractors.

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2022 Energy Code: Multifamily Mechanical Prescriptive, Addition and Alteration Requirements
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 20, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Wednesday, August 21, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 41574  - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 24: 2024 - 2 LUs

$85.00 - Members
​$105.00 - NonMembers

This webinar provides an overview of the 2022 Energy Code mechanical requirements for multifamily buildings. Topics include prescriptive, addition and alteration requirements for dwelling units and common use areas, including exceptions, and Energy Code resources. Building officials, architects, engineers, energy consultants, plans examiners, field inspectors, and counter technicians are encouraged to attend. Information provided covers 2022 Energy Code resources as well.

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2022 Energy Code: Multifamily Mechanical Mandatory Requirements
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Wednesday, August 14, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 41575 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 25: 2024 - 2 LUs

$85.00 - Members
​$105.00 - NonMembers

This webinar provides an overview of the 2022 Energy Code mechanical requirements for multifamily buildings. Topics include mandatory mechanical requirements for dwelling units and common use areas, including exceptions, and Energy Code resources. Building officials, architects, engineers, energy consultants, plans examiners, field inspectors, and counter technicians are encouraged to attend. Information provided covers 2022 Energy Code resources as well.

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Over the Counter Efficiencies: Utilizing GIS to Improve the Permit Application Process
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Thursday, June 27, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 37543 - 0.2 CEUs

$80.00 - Members
$​100.00 - NonMembers

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping is a powerful technology combining geographical data, spatial analysis, and data visualization to understand, interpret, and present information about the Earth’s surface and its features. This webinar provides an overview of GIS tools and techniques, specific to California. to support informed decision-making and streamline the permit application process. It is designed to prepare attendees with the necessary skills to effectively research and analyze property information using GIS mapping. As key stakeholders in the building permit process, permit technicians rely on accurate and up-to-date property data on projects to ensure compliance with zoning regulations, setbacks, fire zones, and boundaries.

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2022 Energy Code: Multifamily Outdoor and Sign Lighting Requirements
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 40925 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 22: 2024 - 2 LUs

$85.00 - Members
​$105.00 - NonMembers

This webinar designed for building officials, architects, engineers, energy consultants, plans examiners, field inspectors, and counter technicians provides an overview of the 2022 Energy Code outdoor and sign lighting requirements for multifamily buildings. Topics include mandatory requirements for lighting controls and luminaires, prescriptive requirements related to lighting power allowances, including exceptions, and Energy Code resources.

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2022 Energy Code: Multifamily Indoor Lighting Requirements
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 40924 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 23: 2024 - 2 LUs

$80.00 - Members
​$100.00 - NonMembers

This webinar designed for building officials, architects, engineers, energy consultants, plans examiners, field inspectors, and counter technicians provides an in-depth look into the 2022 Energy Code indoor lighting requirements for multifamily buildings. Topics include mandatory requirements for lighting controls and luminaires, prescriptive requirements related to lighting power allowances, including exceptions, and Energy Code resources.

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Highlighting the Mid-Cycle Amendments to the 2022 California Building and Residential Codes
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Wednesday, July 24, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 39476 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 1: 2024 - 2 LU|HSWs

$85.00 - Members
$105.00 - NonMembers

This webinar highlights the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) approved mid-cycle amendments to the 2022 California Building Code (CBC) and 2022 California Residential Code (CRC) effective July 1, 2024. Attendees learn how definitions have changed along with what sections have been updated. Questions are encouraged to spark discussion about the adoption and application of these changes. Building officials, plan reviewers, inspectors, designers, architects, and contractors are encouraged to attend. A thorough understanding of how these amendments differ from the current requirements is vital in the application of all field and plan check duties.

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New Accessibility Requirements for Two-Way Emergency Communication Systems in Elevators
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Thursday, March 7, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 39281 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 12: 2023 - 2 LU | HSWs

$80.00 - Members
​$100.00 - NonMembers

This webinar addresses new code provisions in the 2022 California Building Code (CBC), Chapter 30, Section 3001.2, pertaining to equivalent use of a two-way emergency communication system by deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired occupants. Cal/OSHA Elevator Inspectors typically enforce the California Elevator Code (Title 8), but since Section 3001.2 is within the CBC, local building departments are expected to review and verify compliance of these accessibility provisions. This webinar reviews what an AHJ needs to consider when enforcing regulations and code-intent behind these new system requirements. The webinar will distinguish between types of alterations that trigger these system upgrades in existing facilities. Building officials, accessibility plan reviewers, accessibility inspectors, public works inspectors, designers, architects, and contractors are encouraged to attend.

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2022 California Electrical Code: The Where and Why of Battery Energy Storage Disconnects
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Wednesday, August 7, 2024
1:00 – 3:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 40357 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 6: 2024 - 2 LUs

$85.00 - Members
​$105.00 - NonMembers

Energy storage systems and other interconnected power sources such as Photovoltaic Systems require system and equipment disconnecting means. There can also be additional emergency shutdown rules that are specific to the power source. The 2022 California Electrical Code (CEC) revised and simplified the disconnect requirements for energy storage systems. Are you aware of the changes? In this webinar, we will review basic disconnecting means concepts and the application to battery energy storage systems under the simplified language of the 2022 CEC. The discussions provide insight for all who are involved with approval of the design and/or installation of battery energy storage systems.

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2022 California Energy Code: Electric Ready Requirements
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
1:00 – 3:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 40356 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 5: 2024 - 2 LUs

$85.00 - Members
​$105.00 - NonMembers

Additional electrical requirements are included with each new edition of the California Energy Code. For the 2022 edition, additional electrical branch circuits must be installed for certain gas appliances so that an owner can more easily replace a gas appliance with an electrical unit in the future. How can the new rules be facilitated through plan review and field inspection? In this webinar, we review existing minimum electrical branch circuit requirements and practical implementation of the new rules. Those responsible for design validation (plan review) and field inspection are encouraged to attend.

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2022 California Energy Code: Energy Storage Ready Rules for New Dwellings
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
1:00 – 3:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 40355 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 4: 2024 - 2 LUs

$80.00 - Members
​$100.00 - NonMembers

The 2022 California Energy Code includes new requirements intended to make future integration of energy storage systems easier for homeowners. Are you aware of the new rules? How is your jurisdiction implementing the requirements? Attend this webinar to gain a better understanding of the intent and practical implementation to achieve an energy storage ready electrical system. Plan reviewers and field inspectors are encouraged to attend.

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2022 Energy Code for Multifamily Buildings Envelope Part 1: Insulation and Roofing Products
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
1:00 – 3:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 40058 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 2: 2024 - 2 LUs

$80.00 - Members
​$100.00 - NonMembers

This webinar designed for plans examiners, permit technicians, and inspectors provides an in-depth look into the 2022 Energy Code envelope requirements for multifamily buildings, which took effect on January 1, 2023. Topics discussed include the mandatory and prescriptive requirements for air barriers, insulation, and roofing products. Attendees learn which requirements apply to multifamily projects that are newly constructed, an addition, or alteration to an existing building. Sample plan check and inspection documents will be reviewed. Information provided covers 2022 Energy Code resources as well.

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Highlighting Accessibility Amendments in the 2022 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle
Registration Deadline: May 7, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 38286 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 10: 2023 - 2 LU | HSWs

$80.00 - Members
​$100.00 - NonMembers

This webinar highlights the approved mid-cycle amendments to Chapters 11B and 11A of the 2022 California Building Code (CBC) and the 2022 California Plumbing Code that go into effect July 1, 2024. Attendees learn how definitions have changed along with what sections have been updated. Questions are encouraged to spark discussion about the adoption and application of these changes. Specifically within the plumbing code, access changes related to fixture count and the all-gender toilet rooms will be discussed. Building officials, accessibility plan reviewers, accessibility inspectors, designers, architects, and contractors are encouraged to attend. Understanding how these amendments differ from the current requirements before each goes into effect is vital in applying all field and plan check duties.

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2022 CBC Chapter 11B, Division 3: Building Blocks
Registration Deadline: TBD

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Date – TBD
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. TBD - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. TBD - 2 LU | HSWs

$80.00 - Members
​$100.00 - NonMembers

This webinar reviews the technical requirements found in Division 3 of Chapter 11B. Titled as “Building Blocks”, this Division contains the technical requirements of all of the common elements of accessibility found throughout Chapter 11B. Discussion includes those portions of Division 2, Scoping, that affect Division 3 and the changes to the requirements of Division 3 in the mid-cycle changes effective July 1, 2021. A thorough understanding of how to use this Division and its requirements is vital to understanding and applying accessibility requirements in all field and plan check duties. Building officials, accessibility plan reviewers, accessibility inspectors, designers, architects, and contractors are encouraged to attend.

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Navigating the Code and Addressing Challenges: Vital Topics in Housing for Chapters 11A and 11B
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 17, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 39280 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 11: 2023 - 2 LU | HSWs

The California Building Code regulations for housing can be challenging to navigate and enforce. This webinar delves into important aspects of Chapters 11A and 11B, highlighting essential topics for compliance by addressing common questions that have arisen in previous CALBO trainings. Join us as we navigate the complexities together, providing valuable insights and practical knowledge to enhance your understanding of Chapters 11A and 11B to address issues effectively in real-world scenarios. Building officials, accessibility plan reviewers, accessibility inspectors, public works inspectors, designers, architects, and contractors are encouraged to attend.

$80.00 - Members
​$100.00 - NonMembers

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Diffusing Difficult Situations: Strategies for Resolving Conflict and Enhancing Relationships
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 28, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Thursday, August 29, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 37546 - 0.2 CEUs

$80.00 - Members
​$100.00 - NonMembers

In life, we are often confronted with uncomfortable situations, many of which become arguments that are impossible to resolve because, in an argument, nobody wins. Truly effective communication goes well beyond the spoken and written word and leads to a better work environment for all. This webinar teaches: how to recognize when a conversation may become an argument, the importance of documentation, how to encourage voluntary compliance, and how to overcome your own communication limitations. Attendees gain an understanding of how various life experiences influence the communication process and strategies that can be used at the counter, in the field, and even at home.

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Zoning for Permits Technicians: Understanding How Zoning Regulations Impact Permit Issuance and the Plan Review Process
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Thursday, August 15, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 37564 - 0.2 CEUs

$85.00 - Members
​$105.00 - NonMembers

This webinar is designed to provide permit technicians with an introduction to zoning regulations and their critical role in the permit issuance and plan approval process. This webinar highlights key zoning concepts and how they are important to and relate to building code requirements. Whether you’re a seasoned permit technician looking to refresh your knowledge or a newcomer seeking to establish a strong foundation, this webinar equips you with the tools and insights needed to increase your awareness of zoning and land use.

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Contractor Licensing Fundamentals for Counter Technicians
Registration Deadline: TBD

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Date – TBD
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 37545 - 0.2 CEUs

$80.00 - Members
​$100.00 - NonMembers

This webinar offers a comprehensive exploration of the various roles and responsibilities surrounding the issuance of permits. In this course, permit technicians will gain the necessary knowledge and tools to determine who can pull what permits and comprehend the legal implications associated with permit procurement. Attendees gain an in-depth understanding of the contractor licensing regulations, and exemptions, as well as the verification process managed by the California State Licensing Board (CSLB). This webinar explores key topics related to the CSLB and its vital role in regulating contractors, ensuring public safety, and maintaining industry standards. Gaining proficiency in CSLB regulations enables permit technicians to understand the contractor’s role and the scope of their permissible actions, leading to increased efficiency at the counter. Owner-builder exemptions and requirements will be covered in detail. Attendance is strongly encouraged for counter staff at all levels.

Registration Coming Soon

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Permit Technician’s Guide to Solar Photovoltaic, Energy Storage and EV Charging Systems
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Online Webinar – 0.2 CEUs

Thursday, June 6, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 37544 - 0.2 CEUs

$80.00 - Members
​$100.00 - NonMembers

California has set aggressive renewable energy goals to expand the use of Solar Photovoltaic, Energy Storage, and Electric Vehicle Charging systems. Knowledgeable and empowered permit counters are critical to achieving an efficient process for receiving and reviewing applications and plans. This webinar provides the latest information and best practices to assist permit counter technicians, managers, and building officials in efficiently identifying and evaluating each type of system and their corresponding submittal requirements. Attendees also gain insight into the various legislation that impacts the permit process and establishes deadlines for permit issuance. Additionally, this webinar discusses the benefits and limitations of the SolarApp+ portal, intended to expedite permitting for solar contractors.

Click Here – Online Registration Form