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34 Pa. Code § 401.6. Certification categories and testing.

§ 401.6. Certification categories and testing.

 The Department will issue a certification for a specific category to an applicant who receives a passing grade in all of the examinations required for that category. The Department will accept the following category examinations or successor examinations administered by the Department, the National Certification Program for Construction Code Inspectors, Assessment Services, Incorporated, the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities or other Nationally-recognized testing program approved by the Department. The Department will list the approved providers on its Internet website.

Examination Number
Certification Categories and Name
Residential building inspector 1A Building 1 & 2 family dwelling
Residential electrical inspector 2A Electrical 1 & 2 family dwelling
Residential mechanical inspector 4A Mechanical 1 & 2 family dwelling
Residential plumbing inspector 5A Plumbing 1 & 2 family dwelling
Residential energy inspector E1 Residential energy plan review & inspection
Building inspector 1B Building general 3B Fire protection general
Fire inspector F1 Fire prevention inspection general I
Electrical inspector 2B Electrical general
Mechanical inspector 4B Mechanical general
Plumbing inspector 5B Plumbing general
Energy inspector E2 Commercial energy inspection
Accessibility inspector/plan examiner A1 accessibility inspector/ plan examiner
Building plans examiner 1B Building general
1C Building plan review
3B Fire protection general
3C Fire protection plan review
Electrical plans examiner 2B Electrical general
2C Electrical plan review
Mechanical plans examiner 4B Mechanical general
4C Mechanical plan review
Plumbing plans examiner 5B Plumbing general
5C Plumbing plan review
Energy plans examiner E3 Commercial energy plan review
Building code official (code administrator) Department-administered test on State law and application
Elevator inspector Qualified elevator inspector test or its equivalent
Passenger ropeway inspector Department administered test on ANSI B77.1-1999 edition

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  401.4 (relating to application and identification); 34 Pa. Code §  401.5 (relating to waivers); 34 Pa. Code §  401.8 (relating to certification renewal); 34 Pa. Code §  401.9 (relating to continuing education); and 34 Pa. Code §  401.10 (relating to Department-approved providers).

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