New Jersey’s state and local governments are committed to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of residents - to ensure that the Garden State continues to be a desirable, safe, and enviable place to live.
The Center for Government Services at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, assists the Bureau of Code Services in the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs by annually offering more than 300 technical and administrative seminars required by law for construction code enforcement officials, technical assistants, and multiple dwelling inspectors. The goal is to further the professional development of code enforcement personnel by providing quality programs for licensed inspectors and support staff.
In 2005 an amendment appeared in the New Jersey registry, increasing the mandatory continuing education requirements for licensed Hotels and Multiple Dwellings, and Housing Code officials for each three-year license cycle.
The Rutgers Center for Government Services Continuing Education Program offers technical seminars in the following code areas:
- Multiple dwelling
- Special inspectors
Additionally, administrative seminars are offered for all code enforcement officials.
A full list of current offerings is available in the Downloads box on the right sidebar of this web page.
Certain seminars provide the opportunity to receive duplicate credit (when registering, be sure to use the seminar number with the “D” prefix). At the seminar sign-in, participants are asked to indicate whether or not they wish to receive duplicate credit.
The Division of Fire Safety will award reciprocal credit for those seminars marked with * . In order to receive reciprocal credit, participants must provide their Division of Fire Safety certification number when they sign in at the seminar.
The Board of Electrical Contractors will award reciprocal credit for those seminars marked with . In order to receive reciprocal credit, participants must provide a picture ID and their current contractor’s license when they sign in at the seminar.
The Rutgers Center for Government Services offers open registration for uniform construction code, and hotel and multiple dwelling officials and inspectors.
To register by phone, call the DCA Education Unit at 609-984-7820 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The DCA staff can answer questions concerning fulfillment of education requirements for the current licensing period.
To register by email, send the above information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Acknowledgment of receipt will be sent via email.
Architects, engineers, builders, and other unlicensed interested parties may attend seminars for a fee of $125 for one-day seminars and $250 for two-day seminars. Those interested parties who wish to participate may call the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Education Unit anytime after the third week of registration.
Before registering, select a first and second choice from the seminars being offered (with the alternate selection as a backup should the first choice be filled). Please, have the following information ready:
- Your code enforcement license number.
- Seminar number (located opposite the seminar title in the brochure).
- Date and location of the seminar you want to take.
Confirmations are mailed approximately two weeks before the date of each seminar. In the event that a confirmation has not arrived one week in advance of a seminar, call the Education Unit at 609-984-7820. Walk-in registrants are not permitted.
Those unable to attend a seminar for which they are registered must call the Education Unit to cancel as soon as possible. This enables persons on the wait list to secure seating. Failure to cancel may result in the restriction of future registrations.