Commercial Building Inspector
Online Training Course

  • CertificationCertification:
    Commercial Building Inspector through ICC (International Code Council)
  • PrerequisitesPrerequisites:
  • RequirementsRequirements:
  • Course LengthCourse Length:
    45 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
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45 Hours
4.5 CEUs/PDHs

Full Course Includes

120 Day Course Access
120 Day Course Access
Visual Online Curriculum
Visual Online Curriculum
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

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120-Day Access

45 Hours

$599 $499
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User Reviews

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

Excellent course

Hi Tom, I went ahead and took the test and passed. Thank you for your excellent course.

Paul R.

Reno, NV


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

Their customer support is unbelievable!

This app is perfect and their customer support is unbelievable! All I had to do was follow the class, step by step, and I passed all 3 tests (first try) to become a reinforced concrete inspector. I was extremely nervous about the plans-reading test, but I passed that as well.

I was especially impressed with how helpful these guys are when I had questions. They always respond within a day or two and answer all my questions, even after my paid class had ended. I am now taking their masonry class and so far it is equally impressive. I highly recommend these classes.

David W.

Saint George, UT

Finally, I passed Reinforced Concrete.

Hey Gabe, I just called you to tell you I finally passed this test! You know how hard this has been for me and what I've gone through, particularly since English isn't my first language. I am extremely grateful for everything you have done. There's no way I would have passed this test without you. If you're ever in Washington and need a place to stay let me know. Now on to PT with SI Certs.

Besim H.

Mill Creek, WA

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 45 hours of online instruction and practice. I’m also one click away from any coaching you may need!

Course Summary

Online Training Hours45 Hours
CEU/PDH4.5 Units
Access Time120 Days
AccessibilityAnytime, Anywhere (not instructor-dependent)
PlatformVisual Online Curriculum
CoachingChat Messaging
AssessmentsQuizzes/Practice Tests
Audio InstructionYes
Code InstructionYes

Course Breakdown

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Commercial Building Inspection Code Test

45 hours of training | 120 days access

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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
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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.

Required References

The books are NOT included. You can purchase the books from the links below.

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.