§ 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
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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