Building Department Accreditation

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Increasingly, the public recognizes the important role of building departments in ensuring public safety. The fine work of building departments is evidenced by the outstanding safety record of buildings in the U.S. as compared to buildings elsewhere in the world. Awareness of the importance of their role has induced U.S. building departments to seek a way to demonstrate their competence, professional qualifications and ability to serve their jurisdictions.

IAS, a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, and the nation's leading accreditation body, has developed a Building Department Accreditation Program to facilitate recognition of building departments.

IAS has an independent board of directors made up of code enforcement professionals, and has the support of the Insurance Services Office, Inc., through a Memorandum of Understanding. IAS is fully qualified to address the accreditation needs of Building Departments. Further, IAS is able to relate to small, medium and large jurisdictions across the U.S., because of its long association with code enforcement professionals at all levels. IAS delivers, in effect, a partnership with code experts, and will help resolve problems and provide recommendations to bring any building department in line with a nationally accepted standard.

IAS offers independent verification that the building department operates under the highest ethical, legal and technical standards. It is IASs goal to enhance the services of the building departments that provide life-safety and property protection for communities across the United States. See the link at the top of this page to the application, fees, rules and other important documents.


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