• CertificationCertification:
    Commercial Building Inspector through ICC (International Code Council)
  • PrerequisitesPrerequisites:
  • RequirementsRequirements:
  • Course LengthCourse Length:
    50 Hours Online Training
  • Required BooksRequired Books:
    International Building Code (IBC) and Tab Combo
    Concrete Manual - OR - ACI 318
  • Relevant IndustriesRelevant Industries:
    All Commercial Construction
    Public/Private Projects
    County/City Building Departments
    Code Inspection
ICC Icon
50 Hours
5.0 CEUs/PDHs

Full Course Includes

120 Day Course Access
120 Day Course Access
Visual Online Curriculum
Visual Online Curriculum
Spaced Repetition Review
Spaced Repetition Review
Personal Coaching Passing Guarantee
Quizzes and Tests
Targeted Quizzes & Practice Tests
Audio Instruction
Insightful Audio Instruction
Photos, Graphics, and Illustrations
Photos, Graphics, & Illustrations

Pricing Options

Commercial Building Icon


120-Day Access

50 Hours

Buy Now
Bundle Courses and Save Money!
Commercial Bundle Icon


Commercial Building
Commercial Mechanical
Commercial Electrical
Commercial Plumbling

1+ Year Access
185 Hours

Buy Now

User Reviews

Passed B2, M2, and Also CA's Exams

Good afternoon Chris, thanks for the extra time for that, passed the exam. The questions were right in line with the training received and the practice exams. Passed Commercial Building, and now also Commercial Mechanical. Even though your M2 course was geared towards the international code, I took the CA commercial mechanical exam and passed.

In the practice exams due to CA having some minor changes, answers are slightly different, however the process of reviewing and looking up the answers remains the same. Since you could not just go straight to the sections detailed in the course, it took a bit more referencing the index. On your final practice exam I scored a 40%, however looked up each answer so felt most of that score was more of a reflection of the differences in code. Turned around the next morning and took the CA exam and was done in 90 mins.

John A.

Rocklin, CA

Passed Plans Examiner Too!

I passed the Mechanical Plans Examiner and Commercial Building Inspector tests using your study material. We will see with the plumbing!

Nicole T.

York, SC

Thank you for helping me through another certification

Hey Gabe, just wanted to say I passed my Commercial Building Inspector and just wanted to say thank you to you and the guys for helping me through another certification.

I'm excited about diving into the CWI course this year and working with you guys more. Thanks again!

John S.

Woodstock, GA

Passed with Time to Spare

Thank u guys for all ur help I past my B2 with time to spare great course.

Shawn R.

Phoenix, AZ

Extremely helpful tool

I found the SI Certs Program an extremely helpful tool in obtaining my ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector Certification. Completing the coursework and practice exams gave me the confidence I needed to pass this difficult exam.

Chris E.

Upland, CA


I completed the Commercial Building Inspector course and also passed my ICC exam today. It was a nightmare and I couldn’t have done it without your program and Tom’s coaching help! I think Fireproofing is next.

Victor G.

Dallas, TX

Second course I’ve taken

Just passed my Commercial Building Inspector thanks to your guys’ course. That’s the second course I’ve taken and passed on the first time!

Thanks again, you guys should start a frequent flyer’s program!

Damien R.

Kailua, HI


Good morning, Gabe.

Could you please send me a certificate for my B2 course? I passed my B2 exam.

Thx in advance.

Edgar S.

United States

Gave me the confidence

I passed my Commercial Building Exam yesterday on the first try. The course definitely gave me the confidence in taking the test.

Timothy P.

San Diego, CA

Personal Coaching

Tom Jensen, AIA
Tom Jensen, AIA
Commercial Building Course Developer

This certification requires no prior work experience or other certifications. It demonstrates an understanding of the International Building Code for those currently working in a building department, or seeking to work for one.

For special inspectors, it is often acceptable when the local jurisdiction requires some demonstration of wood inspection qualification, since the International Building Code (IBC) addresses wood construction code requirements in-depth.

The ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector certification belongs in the Commercial Inspection Suite, also expressed as the C5 Commercial Combination designation – inclusive of Commercial Building, Commercial Mechanical, Commercial Electrical, and Commercial Plumbing certifications.

Frankly, this course is amazing and one-of-a-kind. It walks a user through understanding the vast and complex IBC. With many examples, visuals, and practice, one can grasp the enormity of this code reference and the depth to which it reaches in so many areas of the construction process.

We’ll get you ready for the test with our 50 hours of online instruction and practice. I’m also one click away from any coaching you may need!

Course Summary

Online Training Hours50 Hours
CEU/PDH5.0 Units
Access Time120 Days
AccessibilityAnytime, Anywhere (not instructor-dependent)
PlatformVisual Online Curriculum
CoachingChat Messaging
AssessmentsQuizzes/Practice Tests
Audio InstructionYes
Code InstructionYes

Course Breakdown

Commercial Building Icon

Commercial Building Inspection Code Test

50 hours of training | 120 days access

Hide Details

Course Features


  • IBC Code Navigation
  • Understanding Terminology
  • Fire Barriers, Walls, & Separations
  • Sprinklered vs. Non-Sprinklered
  • Use and Height Restrictions
  • Wall Systems
  • Understanding Soils & Foundations
  • Wood Construction and Reading Tables
  • Test-Taking Preparation
  • Simulated Timed Tests
  • Construction Types
  • Occupancy
  • Fire Resistance & Ratings
  • Smoke Control
  • Egress & Accessibility
  • Materials & Referenced Standards
  • Footings and Foundations
  • Roof Construction
  • PRONTO Testing
  • Testing Strategies


  • Construction Types
  • Occupancy
  • Fire Resistance & Ratings
  • Smoke Control
  • Egress & Accessibility
  • Materials & Referenced Standards
  • Footings and Foundations
  • Roof Construction
  • PRONTO Testing
  • Testing Strategies
Light Bulb Study Tip

Study Tip

The test is a single, multiple-choice test. The ICC exam code is B2 and the test covers the IBC and the Concrete Manual. You will have 210 minutes to complete 80 code questions. The test is open-book.

SI Certs Training Packages

We offer course packages in the form of credits. Purchase credits to take any combination of courses and start them at anytime. Credits never expire.