$250 CI® Certified Coastal and Floodplain Construction Inspector
An exam where candidates should be able to assess the construction methods and design of structures located in areas affected by the extreme effects of nature, high wind, and flooding.
Coastal Construction & Floodplain Inspector – This NEW course covers the exam content for the Coastal & Floodplain Inspector. The Coastal and Floodplain Inspector Examination will measure the candidate’s ability to assess the construction methods and design of structures located in areas affected by the extreme effects of nature. These areas include, but are not limited to, high wind, flooding, and seismic activity.
Other topics include: Grade & Structure Elevations, Location of Construction on Property & Construction Survey, Deep Foundation Piles, Shear Walls, Product Approvals, Corrosion Control, Load Path & Connections, Structural Hardware & Fasteners, Structural Lumber & Pre-Engineered Systems, Windborne Debris Regions, Special High-Wind Roofing, Exterior Sheathing & Wall Coverings, Soffits & Overhangs, Structural Design Parameters, Substantial Improvement & Damage, Flood-resistant Materials, Exterior Equipment, Breakaway Walls, Flood Vents, Dry Flood proof Enclosures Below Base Flood Elevation, Flood Resistant Foundation Systems, Elevation Certificates, Use of areas Below the base flood elevation, Decks and Patios, Manufactured Housing Foundation & Anchoring Systems, Accessory Structures, Docks, Wharfs, Piers, & Sea Walls & Bulkheads, Floodways, Designated Wetlands, Coastal Construction Setback/ Control Lines, and Administrative Provisions related to Coastal Construction.
PLEASE NOTE: This certification requires additional certifications BEFORE you can apply to take the Coastal Construction & Floodplain Inspector certification exam. Current Certifications as Residential Building Inspector (B1 / 1B) and Commercial Building Inspector (B2 / 2B) are REQUIRED as prerequisites to this certification.
Reference Materials: Use the test outlines above to determine which references you need – they differ depending on whether you are taking a computer based test or pen and pencil, and whether you are applying for ICC certification or State of Florida Standard Certificates.
- 2012 International Building Code
- 2001 Wood Frame Construction Manual for One- and Two- family Dwellings (with Commentary)
- FEMA 499 Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction
- 2005 FEMA 55 Coastal Construction Manual
- ASCE/SEI 24-05 Flood Resistant Design & Construction
A complete exam package can be purchased through the Contractors Library.
How We Prepare You to Pass Your Exam
You will learn about the Code chapter by chapter, demonstrating fundamental principles and interpretations, then applying specific code provisions to the plans and applicable specifications. Students are continually challenged to think about code applications throughout the course through discussions regarding errors and omissions frequently found at the construction site. The exam is 60 questions in 2 hours and is open book. At the conclusion of this course, students will have covered the required information Coastal Construction & Floodplain Inspector examination.