Hotels and Multiple Dwellings
The Center for Government Services at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in cooperation with New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, offers a 60-hour course to become a licensed Inspector of Hotels and Multiple Dwellings, and a 60-hour course to become a Housing Code Official.
In December 2001, the regulations for the Maintenance of Hotels and Multiple Dwellings were modified to grant local inspectors the right to enforce those regulations in their own jurisdictions. Licensed inspectors have the privilege of upholding the standards of health and safety for those who occupy hotels and multiple dwellings in New Jersey.
These courses are offered regionally. Groups are formed when enough students have expressed interest.
Inspector of Hotels and Multiple Dwellings
Inspectors of Hotels and Multiple Dwellings are authorized to carry out field inspection of hotels and multiple dwellings within an enforcing agency such as a municipality, or for the State of New Jersey, under the supervision of a licensed Housing Code Official in accordance with the State Hotel and Multiple Dwelling Law and regulations.
Housing Code Official
Housing Code Officials are authorized to act as the first line supervisor in an enforcing agency responsible for the administration and enforcement of the State Hotel and Multiple Dwelling Law and regulations.
This course is open to holders of a valid Inspector of Hotels and Multiple Dwellings license. Course topics include a review of the hotel and multiple dwelling law, administration and enforcement, fundamentals of communication, managing inspections and investigations, and testifying at a trial.
For additional information on how to obtain a Hotel and Multiple Dwelling license and specific licensing requirements, contact the Department of Community Affairs at 609-984-7834.
To see Rutgers Center for Government Services’ full continuing education course offerings for inspectors of Hotels and Multiple Dwellings and Housing Code Officials, visit the web page.