6:00 PM18:00

Principles of the 2018 International Building Code

The advanced fee is $199 per person.  This offer expires May 31, 2018.  After that date the fee will be $250. Space may not be available!


Morris Town, NJ – Sept. 11, 2018

Mt. Laurel, NJ – Sept. 13, 2018

Valley Forge, PA – Sept. 14, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Warren, MI – Sept. 25, 2018

St. Louis, MO – Sept. 27, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Naperville, IL – Sept. 28. 2018

Phoenix, AZ – Oct. 4, 2018

You will be notified of the specific location 30 days prior to the seminar.  This is to prevent walk-ins. Class size will be limited.  

Register TODAY to guarantee your Registration. Form can be faxed or sent PDF with credit card info.

Attached is an order from for Advanced Registration for the one-day seminar PRINCIPLES OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE.

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12:30 PM12:30

Webinar: Outdoor Storage of Wooden Pallets - Are You In Compliance With New Codes?

Please join fire code expert and President of Koffel Associates, Inc, Bill Koffel, and NWPCA Director of Science & Technology, Dr. Brad Gething, in this 90 minute webinar, where you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the new 2018 fire codes on the outdoor storage of wood pallets at manufacturing and recycling facilities. 

Register here.

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to Apr 24

Fire & Life Safety Institute

The Fire & Life Safety Institute will be delivered in the Chicago area.  We are pleased  to offer area chapters the opportunity to get one free seat to the training.  If your chapter promotes this event by posting the attached flyer to your website, your chapter will receive one complementary registration to this training event. Please feel free to distribute this information directly to your members, if you are able.   This complementary seat includes the training, lunch during training and the institute materials.  All other travel expenses, including accommodations are not included.  

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9:00 AM09:00

2018 IBC Essentials

$165 Member

This seminar focuses on the basic concepts of the IBC®. These concepts provide a basis for the correct utilization of the code. A clear understanding of the identified requirements allows the code user to apply the IBC® in specific situations and helps to build an understanding of the intent of the code when asked to make a judgment on code compliance. This seminar will also help the code user to correctly locate code requirements. It will also provide a basis for the correct use and application of the code as well as to begin to develop a procedure for its application. 


This event is part of the Learning Center’s new "virtual classroom" series! You now have the option of attending this event in-person, or remotely!

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to Mar 23

Illinois Fire Inspector Association Combined Conference

2018 Combined Conference

Beat the price increase. 

The Illinois Fire Inspectors Combined Conference cost will increase on February 19. 

Register now and save $70!

  • Here you will find a detailed program for this year’s conference in East Peoria. This will be the best conference yet, you won’t want to miss it.
  • If you sign up now, you will get the early bird discount. Fees will increase on February 19th.
  • If you would like to help sponsor this event, or have an exhibit table, information is list on the various opportunities for you to do that.
  • We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Room Reservations for Conference can be made by calling 1-800-547-0711 and referencing code 0321FIR or by going to and typing in 0321FIR.

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11:30 AM11:30

Lunch & Learn

Venue shall be Maggiano's in Schaumburg with registration starting at 11:30 am, meeting and lunch at 12:00, with program after. Lunch is $15.00 to be paid at the door. Our program will feature a presentation by Simpson Strong Tie on 'Deck Construction'.

This learning opportunity will be worth a CEU.

Please email an RSVP to so that he can provide a headcount to the presenter.


Hope to see you there!

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to Feb 8

B1 – Residential Inspector Certification Test Academy

  • Four Points Sheridan O’Hare (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

$995 member

The B1 – Residential Building Inspector Certification Test Academy features expert instruction and includes interactive review exercises, practice exams and individual and group-based activities to help you get better prepared to take the exam.  Throughout the academy you will be given an opportunity to answer questions that reference the exam resources. Price includes the certification exam.

Main Topics include: Code Administration, Building Planning, Footings and Foundations, Floor Construction, Wall Construction and Coverings, Roof/Ceiling Construction, Public safety and Special Construction

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8:30 PM20:30

Permit Technician 101

This is a great class for all fire and building department office staff!

The permit technician is one of the most important components of the permit application process. It is for this reason that we are offering our new program

"Permit Technician 101". This informative class will benefit new and seasoned techs as we explore the following topics that include:

  • Plan submittal requirements
  • Building and zoning codes
  • Basic Plan reading
  • Using scales and performing measurements
  • Legal requirements
  • Records management
  • Customer service/conflict management

Skills acquired in this program will be helpful for those interested in challenging the ICC Permit technician Certification.

Class Information:

Thursday - February 1st 2018

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

(8 am registration)

Class fee: $105.00*

(Additional participants save $20.00)


City of Palatine

2nd Floor Meeting Room

200 East Wood Street

Palatine, Illinois 60067


 Click to register

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11:30 AM11:30

NWBOCA May Meeting

This is a reminder of our May , 2017 meeting at Maggiano's in Schaumburg with registration starting at 11:30 am, meeting and lunch at 12:00 with program after.  Lunch is $15.00 paid at the door.

Our program will feature Lantz Rako with D&H Energy Management for a presentation regarding REM/Rate.

Hope to see you there!

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11:30 AM11:30

NWBOCA April Meeting

This is a reminder of our April 11, 2017 meeting at Maggiano's in Schaumburg with registration starting at 11:30 am, meeting and lunch at 12:00 with program after.  Lunch is $15.00 paid at the door.

Our program will feature deck safety and inspections.  Ryan Schaefer from Simpson Strong-Tie Company will be presenting. This learning opportunity will be worth a CEU.

Please email an RSVP to so we can provide a headcount to the presenter.

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7:30 AM07:30

Modern Fire Conditions and Impact on Building Safety Class

This class is designed for and will benefit both the firefighter, building code officials, building inspectors and plans examiners.

Class Cost: $80.00 per person

Make checks payable to: Village of Hanover Park

Return registration information by September 30th, 2016. 

Check-ins required. Check-in begins at 7:30 AM.

See additional information here.

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to Sep 22

ICCA and IACE Preferred Provider Training

The cost is $75.00 for one day, $125.00 if the same person registers for both days. Cost includes: program, light breakfast, lunch, materials & C.E.U’s

Location: The Den at Fox Creek, 3002 Fox Creek Dr., Bloomington, IL 61704

September 21, 2016:

AM Training Session: 2015 IPMC Updates

PM Training Session: Verbal Judo & How do you handle a hoarding case

September 22, 2016:

AM & PM Training Sessions: 2012 IBC Accessibility and Usability Code

See more information here.

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7:30 AM07:30

18th Annual NWBOCA Charity Golf Outing

Help Us Help Others!

Whisper Creek Golf Club, Huntley IL September 9th, 2016. 

@ 7:30 with an 8:30 AM Shotgun Start

$105.00 per golfer for golf, cart, drink ticket and lunch buffet. ($10 discount for registration paid before August 30th)

Golf will be played in a scramble format with prizes to be awarded for longest drive, closest to pin and closest to center of fairway. A putting contest will also be available at the end of your round. 

Proceeds from this event will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

$25.00 for the All American BBQ Buffet only.

See additional information here.

Golf Outing Flyer

Golf Sponsor Form

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