Texas Association
of Permit Technicians 
Chapter ICC

ICC Certified Permit Technician


TIME LIMIT 2:00 Hours
EXAM FEE $209.00

General Administration 39%

Legal Aspects 22%

Plans and Documents 25%

Zoning and Site Development 14%



2012 OR 2015 IBC Chapters 1-3, 6 & 12

2012 OR 2015 IZC  

2002 (or revision 2017) Legal Aspects of code Administration

Basic Code Enforcement - 8th printing or later


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New Reference Rule has Big Implications

After careful consideration, the Certification Committee has created a new rule for exam candidates in the National Certification and National Contractor/Trades Programs: starting May 1, exam candidates may take any copyrighted, bound reference into a test site (excludes Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II exams). The new rule is expected to shorten the check-in time prior to exams and will allow test-takers to use the edition they’re most familiar with.

Test questions will continue to come only from those references listed in the bulletins as approved for specific exams, and challenges to exam questions may only relate to those approved references. For more information, please email us at certexam@iccsafe.org or call us at 1-888-422-7233 ext. 5524.



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ICC Certification Renewal Options


New Certification Is Here!   Permit Technician Specialist! 

Once you have elevated your knowledge, ability and skill as a Permit Technician, you might like to raise the level of your certification to Permit Specialist. Permit Specialist is a Certification Combination Designation requiring multiple examinations.  Candidates must pass both Permit Technician and the Code Specialist exams, and candidates must hold current certification in both categories to meet applicable requirements.  So after you acquire certification as a Code Specialist in addition to Permit Technician, you can apply for Permit Specialist.  To receive the Permit Specialist certification you must submit the completed Certification Combination Desigation Certificatte appliclication with $40 fee .

The Code Specialist module is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of the legal concerns, management issues, budget, communication skills as well as building construction that are necessary.  Once you are a ‘Certified Permit Specialist and decide you want to move into another ‘Specialist Certification’, for example, ‘Residential Code Specialist’, you would need to pass only the residential exam. 

You may wish to reference the National Certification Exam Catalog with the most current information online at the Internation Code Council website at https://www.iccsafe.org/certification-exam-catalog/