Permit Tech (ICC 14) Columbia, SC



Course Objective: Permit Technician is generally responsible for a vast number of duties. This class will help prepare the Permit Technician to preform such duties as receive and review building applications, as well as verify projects have obtained all necessary approvals.  Calculate  permit fees and maintain records as well as prepare reports.    This class will also prepare the student for the ICC exam 



 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 4/25/2019 to 10/26/2018


Registration 7:30

Class Time 8:00 - 4:00 (Both Days)






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

Class Workbook Included

Does not include code books, lodging or meals



Books You Need to bring to Class

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Zoning Code.
  • Legal Aspects of Code Administration (2002 or 2017)
  • ICC Basic Code Enforcement 2008 or later
  • Highlighters
  • Calculator
  • England Training will provide a workbook



NOTE: Classes and Exams are not state specific.

Continuing Education

Class Approved for 1.2 CEUs





Class Outline

Day 1

History of the building codes

Different Codes Involved (IBC, IRC, NFPA, Etc)

Legal Aspects

Owner Builder

IBC Building Types

IBC Occupancy Classifications

Day 2

Calculating Permit Fees

Certificate of Occupancies

Interpreting the code

Inspection Sequence

Board of Appeals

Plan Reading Basics


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


England Training Center is in shopping center in front of Walmart, turn beside Murphy Gas station

We do not recommend any specific hotel, there are several in the area see www.

Click here for directions

e-WISE (on line)

This class can be taken live in class or e-WISE (beamed in to your computer)


You can see and interact with the instructor and other class members, like you are there.



Link to e-WISE webpage


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7620 Rivers Avenue 370
Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 747-3575