Residential Plan Reviewer (ICC R3)



Course Objective: A residential plans examiner reviews plans and construction documents for one-and-two family dwellings and their accessory structures for compliance with the local codes and standards as adopted by their jurisdiction. Evidence of the plan review is documented indicating deficiencies that must be corrected, or that the plan is available to be issued. Should plan changes need to be made, the residential plans examiner verifies that the submitted documentation is complete and clearly illustrates the work proposed, prior to permit issuance.



 Method of Evaluation: Through a series of pre and post progress quizzes, reviews and worksheets, the instructor will aid the student in seeing how related tables and sections are used to form the current code. The instructor will help the student better understand how to interpret codes correctly and avoid common mistakes in the field. 






Class Dates 12/3/2018 to 12/5/2018


Registration 7:30

Class Time 8:00 - 4:00 (All 3 Days)






Practice Quiz ($69.00 value) included in the price of the Course

Class Workbook Included

Does not include code books, lodging or meals



Book You Need To Bring To Class

  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • Highlighters
  • Calculator
  • England Training will provide a workbook



NOTE: Classes and Exams are not state specific.

Continuing Education

Class Approved for 1.8 CEU's (18 Hours)




South Carolina LLR





Class Outline

Day 1

Pre-quiz & Review

Building Planning

Unit Separation

Building Location

Floor Area Provisions

Minimum Lighting Requirements

Minimum Ventilation Requirements

Means Of Egress

Exit Stairs/Ramps

Safety Glazing

Smoke Detectors

Day 2

Progress Quiz & Review

Project Administration

Public Information

Legal Issues

Common Definitions



Site Preparation


Day 3

Progress Quiz & Review

Floor Systems/Framing

Girder Spans

Concrete Slabs

Crawl Spaces

Wall Construction

Wall Coverings

Header Spans


Instructor Bio




Scheduled Instructor:



Patrick Bradshaw has been involved in the Codes industry for over 20 years.  Prior to this he worked in law enforcement and the fire service. Patrick graduated the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy with honors and has attended the National Fire Academy on multiple occasions.  During this time, Patrick has served as a patrol officer, criminal investigator, firefighter, fire apparatus operator, fire instructor, deputy fire marshal, life safety code specialist, manager of the State Fire Marshal Certification program, a fire investigator, HazMat technician, fire investigator, commercial building plans examiner and many other roles.


Patrick transitioned into codes enforcement in 1997 as a fire and life safety surveyor conducting both state and federal inspections of licensed healthcare facilities in South Carolina.  This included hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgery facilities, assisted living facilities and other healthcare facilities.  He then became a deputy state fire marshal.  Patrick was the first manager for the state fire marshal’s certification program.  In this role he also administered and instructed three NFPA international certification courses for fire inspections and plan review.  Patrick has conducted numerous fire investigations in addition to fire and building codes inspections.  His inspection duties required him to inspect most all types of buildings and occupancies, as defined in the codes. 


Patrick has taught hundreds of classes to various audiences over his career.  Audiences include: firefighters, healthcare professionals, architects, engineers, fire inspectors and marshals, code enforcement officials, building officials, plans examiners and others.  Patrick maintains over 16 ICC certifications and has served on ICC’s exam development committee.  Patrick has consulted with design professionals and has served as an expert consulting witness. 

Class Location

England Training Center

COLUMBIA, SC 29210-6852


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