Both the Uniform Construction Code and the Maintenance of Hotels and Multiple Dwellings Administrative Rules require that those who enforce the code be licensed. Applicants meeting the education, testing and experience requirements, and who have passed a criminal background check, may obtain a license as a building, electrical, plumbing, fire protection or elevator Inspector or Subcode Official, a Construction Official, or Housing Inspector.

Bergen Community College offers classes for construction professionals who are looking to advance their careers and become New Jersey State Inspectors for local municipalities. Obtaining a technical or administrative license enhances the chances for higher paying, more responsible jobs. Questions? Please contact 201 447-7488 or email

These courses are approved for licensure by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and must be taken in the proper sequence (RCS-ICS-HHS). The New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs offers students who successfully complete the course a 100% reimbursement of tuition when they apply for their licensure and students will be provided instructions for obtaining this reimbursement during the course. If you have any questions about qualifying for any of these courses, contact the Department of Community Affairs at (609 984-7834) before registering for a course. For the most relevant information about licensing and the Uniform Construction Code (UCC), please visit:

Required text for UCC students: The Uniform Construction Code (UCC) (Alias The Blue Book) Please call the DCA, Codes and Standards, Publications Unit at 609-984-0040 to order the book.

Resources for the administrative classes: (Sub-Code Official, Construction Official, and Technical Assistant) can be downloaded for free:

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Uniform Construction Code Procedures – Please read before registering for a course

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