BOAF Online Training and Resource Center

Welcome to the BOAF Online Training and Resource Center, the online place for up to date training and the best resources for those working in the building industry. 

  • Cross Training Programs

    These programs are offered by the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF) as an alternative eligibility path to certification in an additional category for participants who qualify per Florida Administrative Code 61G19-7.001(1).  These programs provide a comprehensive series of training courses and on-the-job mentoring designed specifically to familiarize the student with the provision of the International and Florida Building code relevant to the category, associated laws and rules, inspection techniques and ethical conduct.  Participants in these programs must meet the requirements of Florida Administrative Code 61G19-7.001(1).

    These programs consist of a total of two hundred hours as required by Florida Administrative Code.  A part of each program is spent in academic pursuits in the online environment with the remaining hours spent in documented on-the-job training with qualified field inspectors. 

    Click on the program to get more information on that particular program curriculum and requirements.

    Click here to go to the Plumbing Inspector Cross Training Program

    Click here to go to the Mechanical Inspector Cross Training Program

    Click here to go to the Electrical Inspector Cross Training Program

    Click here to go to the Building Inspector Cross Training Program

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  • This course is offered by the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF) as an alternative eligibility path to certification in an additional category for participants who qualify per Florida Administrative Code 61G19-7.001(1).  This course provides a comprehensive program of training and on-the-job mentoring designed specifically to familiarize the student with the provision of the Florida Building code relevant to this category, associated laws and rules, inspection techniques and ethical conduct.  Participants in this program must meet the requirements of Florida Administrative Code 61G19-7.001(1).

     

    This course consists of a total of two hundred hours as required by Florida Administrative Code.  Forty hours of the course is spent in academic pursuits in the classroom and/or online with the remaining one hundred and sixty hours in documented on-the-job training with qualified field inspectors.  Not more than twenty hours of the classroom training will be conducted online, with the remaining twenty hours conducted in a live classroom.  Depending on logistical and other considerations, the entire forty hours of academic training may be conducted in the live classroom.

  • This program is offered by the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF) as an alternative eligibility path to certification in an additional category for participants who qualify per Florida Administrative Code 61G19-7.001(1).  This course provides a comprehensive program of training and on-the-job mentoring designed specifically to familiarize the student with the provision of the Florida Building code relevant to this category, associated laws and rules, inspection techniques and ethical conduct.  Participants in this program must meet the requirements of Florida Administrative Code 61G19-7.001(1).

    This course consists of a total of two hundred hours as required by Florida Administrative Code.  Forty hours of the course is spent in academic pursuits in the online environment with the remaining one hundred and sixty hours in documented on-the-job training with qualified field inspectors.  

  • This course will help the participant improve verbal and written communication skills when interacting with customers, peers, supervisors and the public. This course is required for all Cross Training Programs.

     NUMBER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS:  One (1) Hour presented as online self-paced instruction 

     COURSE GOAL:  Inspectors must interact with a variety of people and situations daily.  The outcome of these interactions depends on the ability and skill of the inspector to properly communicate verbally and in writing – which includes effective listening skills.  This course will help the inspector improve these critical skills.

     COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    After completion, the student will be better able to:

    • Describe and properly utilize the communications cycle.
    • Apply active listening skills to conversations with customers and the public.
    • Apply correct written composition skills to written communication, including email, written reports and other written instruments.

    (This course is a required course for the Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical Inspector Cross Training Programs)

  • In this course, students will review ethics and how to deal with the public, the business concerns and the government in a proper and ethical manner.

    This is a one-hour self-paced course.

  • This course is presented in a blended strategy.  Students will learn preparation skills in an online environment, then meet in the classroom to practice and improve their presentation skills.


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