The Pennsylvania Construction Codes Academy administers the Building Code Official Exam at the end of the BCO Academy or by request. You may register for the exam only at https://www.paconstructioncodesacademy.org/bco-101-exam-request-2023-2024
According to UCC training and certification regulations, the Department of Labor & Industry accepts examinations administered by the Department or other nationally recognized testing programs approved by the Department, including but not limited to:
Applicants may register for up to three certification examinations on any one given test date.
Paper-and-pencil examinations offered by ICC are administered at specific locations throughout the state four times a year. To register for paper-and-pencil testing, applicants should go to the ICC Assesment Center.
Computer-based tests are available by appointment, and provide an easy solution for those who prefer more flexibility. Pearson VUE offers computer-based exams at locations throughout the state.
Note: Passing a national certification examination does not automatically confer a Pennsylvania certification. You must apply to the Department of Labor & Industry and submit the appropriate documentation and application fees in order to receive your state certification. Please see the above state-certification section for information on applying for certification.