In addition to authoring and providing the International Building Code (IBC), the International Code Council (ICC) makes up the tests used by all special inspection specialties to certify the inspectors are uniquely qualified to perform those inspections required by the building code. Most of our local communities have adopted the IBC and are beginning to require the special inspectors be certified. Separate committees that each have 5 to 7 members maintain each of the numerous certification tests administered by ICC.
Schemmer’s own Loras Klostermann has been involved with the Soils Inspector Certification test since 2008, when the test was first developed. Committee members canvassed their peers at that time to find what should be required of the test in order to provide a suitable scope for the test to determine that test applicants who pass the exam are qualified, but also provide a test is not too hard and not too easy. The first exams were administered in February of 2009. Loras is the only committee member from the central United States, the other members are all from the east and west coasts. Read more