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Codes and Standards

Codes and Standards

The basis for inspector is the adopted code and standards that are utilized by their community, authority, or jurisdiction. There are

International Code Council
500 New Jersey Avenue, NW,
6th Floor,
Washington, DC 20001-2070
(888) 422-7233

The International Code Council (ICC) was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The founders of the ICC are Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI).

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts
USA  02169-7471

(617) 770-3000

The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA membership totals more than 81,000 individuals from around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations.

Established in 1896, NFPA serves as the world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety. In fact, NFPA’s 300 codes and standards influence every building, process, service, design, and installation in the United States, as well as many of those used in other countries. NFPA’s focus on true consensus has helped the association’s code-development process  earn accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Other Codes and Standard Organizations

Referenced codes and standards play a key role in the administration of building and fire codes.

View our list of other standards organizations.