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SCO Code of Ethics
How to Apply
New Fire SCO Certification and Training Structure
Building SCO Certification and Training Structure
Designation of Powers
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Safety Codes Council
Scope of Practice
Houses within the scope of Article 188.8.131.52 in the edition of the Building Code declared in force in Alberta, excluding HVAC systems within the scope of sections 9.32 and 9.33 and Part 6.
Garages and accessory buildings located on the same property as a house within the scope of Article 184.108.40.206 in the edition of the Building Code declared in force in Alberta.
One of the following:
Journeyman carpenter, plumber, electrician, sheet metal worker or bricklayer certification recognized in Alberta and three (3) years of relevant experience in the building construction industry after receiving that journeyman certification;
Engineering or architecture degree recognized in Canada and three (3) years of relevant experience in the building construction industry, at least one (1) of which must be completed after obtaining that degree;
A two (2) year technology diploma in a related field or equivalent recognized in Canada and three (3) years of relevant experience in the building construction industry after obtaining that diploma;
High school diploma or equivalent and seven (7) years of relevant experience in the building construction industry, plus participation in a one (1) year Council Mentorship Program;
Certification as a building official or inspector issued by a regulatory body or professional association in another jurisdiction and three (3) years of work experience as a building official or inspector outside of Alberta.
Base Competency Courses
Introduction to the Safety Codes System In Alberta
Professional Communication Skills for Safety Codes Officers
Written Communication for Safety Codes Officers
Technical Requirements Courses
Building, Introduction to the Alberta Building Code, ABC 2014
Building, Administration and Compliance Monitoring, ABC 2014
Construction Safety Training Systems (available from Alberta Construction Safety Association)
Building, Building Structure and Materials, ABC 2014
Building, Residential Fire Protection, Occupant Health and Safety, ABC 2014
Building, Energy Conservation and Building Envelope for Residential SCOs, ABC 2014
Building, Alberta Energy Code for Housing and Small Buildings, ABC 2014