One hundred percent of Hartsville/Trousdale County Zoning and Building Inspectors staff has earned professional certification from the International Code Council (ICC).
Through rigorous testing, ICC Certifications ensure that staff have demonstrated competency in the requirements of the International Codes, a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated codes used in most U.S. communities and many global markets for the set of comprehensive, coordinated codes used in most U.S. communities and many global markets for the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.
The Code Council’s certification program is the oldest, largest and most prestigious credentialing program for construction code administration and enforcement professionals in the United States. Trousdale County's Dwight Jewell earned the 100 percent designation through the "Get Everyone Certified Challenge" presented by ICC and Target, which is committed to building strong, safe communities and promoting education. Partnering with the Code Council to promote code knowledge is an obvious blending of these two initiatives.
ICC Certification also demonstrates expert knowledge by staff and can assist in the department’s future efforts to become accredited by the International Accreditation Service. In addition, individuals have earned credentials in specific trade or inspection areas, enhancing staff versatility.
“ICC Certifications demonstrate a professional commitment to public safety, diverse knowledge of construction safety codes and a high level of self-initiative,” said Jewell. “Being professionally certified by the Code Council provides a nationally recognized credential that will only enhance the services provided to the citizens of Hartsville/Trousdale County.”
Jewell has earned seven ICC professional certifications include: ICC Certified Residential & Commercial Building Inspector, Residential & Commercial Plumbing Inspector, Residential and Commercial Mechanical Inspector, and Fire Inspector 1. These being qualifications to be State of Tennessee Certified Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Fire Inspector, Jewell is now one of a few in the state with all certifications.
“Becoming Code Council-certified is a significant personal and professional accomplishment, and is a key step toward enhanced professional stature,” said ICC Board of Directors President Ronald Piester. “Code Council certificate holders demonstrate a confirmed commitment to public safety and building safe communities.”
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. Communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
For more information, contact: Dwight Jewell, ICC and TN Certified Inspector at 615-374-1125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.