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BOAF’s Cross Training Programs for Inspectors and Plans Examiners is an alternative eligibility path to certification in an additional category for participants that qualify per 61G1-7.001(1).  This comprehensive program is designed with a foundation of building code courses and on-the-job training for new hires or individuals seeking licensure in additional categories to replace the state’s 5-year experience requirement. 

To be in the Cross Training Program, an individual must be licensed through F.S. 468 or certified through F.S. 633.  They must provide 3 years of verifiable full time work experience in inspection or plans review and must have a pre-approved trainer that is licensed and endorsed in the category of the program the applicant is seeking.  A licensed Fire Inspector must provide the same documentation in addition to a copy of their Firesafety Certificate.

A trainer must complete a Trainer Information Form and submit a copy of their licensee details to include endorsements as listed on DBPR. 

To apply for the Cross Training Program, you must complete the BOAF online Pre-Participation Application, upload your 3 year work experience affidavit, trainer information form, trainer license verification documents and pay the non-refundable pre-participation application fee of $250.00 which is due upon submission.

Once your application is received it will be reviewed and processed.  You will receive an email from BOAF when you have been approved.  You will be given an approval date and expiration date.  BOAF’s Cross Training Programs need to be completed within 36 months (3 years) from the date of approval. 

Each trade program is a total of 200 hours, includes BOAF coursework and on-the-job (OJT) training hours.  Several courses are available online and others are presented twice each year at the BOAF office in Sanford.  Students may work through the online coursework at their own speed.  To learn more about how BOAF online courses work, click here.  Coursework fees are additional to application fees.  Course registration fees start at $49 per hour for BOAF state members, with a discount for multi-hour courses.  Once completed, BOAF coursework is good for 3 years from the date of completion.  Several of the courses overlap the trade areas, for example, Ethics in Construction is a requirement in each of the four trade programs.  To view our upcoming Cross Training Schedule click here.

Once an applicant receives an approval into the program, they can begin training.  OJT time obtained before the approval date will not be accepted. 

Upon completion of all coursework and OJT, a final online application is required.  The Post Application fee is $245 and is due upon submission.

Please be sure to read all the information related to this program prior to your submission.  All rules and instructions are posted on the BOAF website.  As these are subject to change on occasion, we suggest you refer to the web pages during your training to stay abreast of any changes.

After reviewing this information, if you have any questions about BOAF’s Cross Training Programs, please see our Cross Training FAQs or contact us at

Below is a breakdown of each trade area requirement and the required coursework.

BOAF Cross Training Programs











On-the-Job (OJT)





On-the-job training hours are specific to Inspector or Plans Examiner Programs

Total Program





Click on the course listings below to learn more and to register.

Required Online Classes

Ethics in Construction - 1 hour: BCAIB No. 5007691, ICC PPP No. 11544- Online Class

Laws & Rules for the Building Official - 2 hours: BCAIB No.5008037, ICC PPP No. 11535- Online Class

Communication Skills - 1 hour: BCAIB No. 5008039, ICC PPP No. 11530 - Online Class


Inspection and Plan Review Techniques - 2 hours- Online Class - BCAIB No. 5008064, ICC PPP No. 11532



Developing Effective Inspector Skills - 7 hours: BCAIB No. 5007991

Part 1

Special Piping, Storage Systems and Grey Water Recycling Systems - 2 hours

Combustion Air, Chimneys & Vents - 3 hours
BCAIB No. 5008081

Specific Electrical Items and Electrical Safety - 2 hours

Building Materials - 6 hours

Florida Building Code for Accessibility and Energy Conservation - 3 hours

Solar Systems, Pool and Spa Heaters - 4 hours

Introduction to Article 90
1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008084

Roof Drainage and the Sizing of Water System Piping - 2 hours
BCAIB No. 5008062

Solar Photovoltaic Systems and Alternative Energy Systems
1 hour

Tables in Chapter 9 - 1 hour
BCAIB No. 5008079

Part 2

Intro to Plumbing - 1 hour

Intro to Mechanical - 1 hour

Wiring, Protection and Grounding - 7 hours

Special Inspections and Tests
1 hour

General Regulations, Plumbing
2 hours

General Regulations, Mechanical
2 hours

Interior Environments
1 hour - BCAIB No. 5008080

Indirect/Special waste, vents and traps - 4 hours

Ventilation, Exhaust Systems
4 hours

Swimming Pools - 3 hours
BCAIB No. 5008083

State Regulations for Educational Facilities - 1 hour
BCAIB No. 5008082

Part 3

Fixtures, Faucets and Fixture Fittings - 2 hours

Duct Systems - 2 Hours

Intro to Electrical - 1 hour

Intro to Building - 1 hour

Water heaters, water supply and distribution, and sanitary drainage - 5 hours

Specific Appliances, Boilers, Water Heaters and Pressure Valves - 3 hours

Requirements for the Electrical Installations - 1 hour

Types of Constructions, Building Heights and Areas - 4 hours

Refrigeration - 2 hours

Equipment for General Use
3 hours

Structural Design, Roof Assemblies and Structures, and Soils and Foundations - 3 hours

Florida Energy Conservation
2 hours

Part 4

Storm Drainage - 2 hours

Hydronic Piping, Fuel Oil Piping and Storage - 2 hours

Wiring Methods and Materials
8 hours

Interior Finishes, Fire and Smoke Protection, Fire Protection Systems - 5 hours

Fla Building Code for Existing, Residential, and Fuel & Gas
4 hours

Florida Building Code for Residential - 2 hours

Egress and Exterior Walls
3 hours

Florida Building Code for Fuel Gas - 2 hours

Part 5



Special Occupancies - 3 hours

Florida Building Code for Accessibility Volume - 2 hours

Special Equipment and Conditions - 3 hours

Florida Building Code for Residential - 2 hours

Florida Building Code for Energy Conservation - 2 hours

Part 6




Use and Occupancy - 4 hours

Florida Building Code for Existing Building Volume
2 hours


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