Course Information

Working with our partners in the safety codes system, the Council develops and delivers training for safety codes officers as well as courses for the professional development of our clients and partners.

What we offer

The Safety Codes Council develops and delivers two kinds of training:

Safety codes officer training: This training, including Base Competency and Technical courses, covers the code knowledge that SCOs need to issue permits, perform inspections, and fulfill other compliance monitoring services.

Professional development courses: These courses are meant for SCO Continuing Education and as a resource for other professionals, these courses will deepen students’ understanding of the safety codes system and best practices for professionals.

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Take Courses with the Council

Most of our courses are offered online or through other distance means.

Scheduled Offerings

We offer regularly scheduled workshops presented by an instructor.

Scheduled Workshops


Upcoming dates: (Registration typically opens 3 months in advance)
November 3, 2021
December 8, 2021


Upcoming dates: (registration typically opens 3 months in advance)
November 27/28, 2021
December 1/2, 2021


Note that registration typically opens 3 months prior to the workshop date.
Tools for Effective Inspection Report Writing (100185) - November 23, 2021
Plan Review: The Big Picture for Safety (100235) - November 30, 2021
Quality Management Plan Training (100181) - December 15, 2021

Self-Paced Courses

Many of our courses are offered in a self-paced, self-directed format.

Self-paced courses allow you to work through course materials on your schedule. Materials may be accessed online, in print, or both.

For many of our self-paced courses, you will be assigned a technical advisor. Technical advisors are individuals with extensive knowledge of codes and the safety codes system. Advisors are available to answer questions, provide clarification and support, and help you prepare to take your exam.

Complete Your Course

Once you register, you will have 6 months to complete your course.
Final Exams

In most cases, students must write a final exam in order to complete their course. For more information, see Exams.

Course extensions

Course extensions of 4 months are available for purchase via the online store on Council Connect. Students can extend their courses more than once if necessary.

Challenge exams

Students have the option to take a challenge exam if they believe they have sufficient knowledge to pass the course without completing course activities. Contact us for more information.