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NYS Division of Building Standards and Codes (DBSC) Announces 6-Hour Train-the-Trainer

Training to be conducted on February 13, 2019, at the New York State Academy of Fire Science.

The New York State Department of State Division of Building Standards and Codes (DBSC) is pleased to offer a Train-the-Trainer Program at the New York State Academy of Fire Science on February 13, 2019, for all qualifying interested individuals.

This 1-day course is designed to provide the participants with the information they will need to present six hours of annual in-service training to individuals certified as building safety inspectors.

The training will include six separate 1-hour classes. Following the successful completion of the Train-the-Trainer Program, participants will be permitted to teach the six 1-hour classes on a schedule that suits the needs of their department. The participants will be issued a CD that will contain the PowerPoint course material, instructor manual, and student workbook. Individuals will be responsible for printing the materials needed for the courses that they are providing.
Individuals must meet the following criteria in order to participate in the Train-the-Trainer Program:
  • Be certified as a building safety inspector or code enforcement official and be in active certification status;
  • Be a training instructor for a fire department or be a certified code enforcement official with at least two years of experience delivering in-service training as an adjunct instructor through DBSC; and
  • Completed Fire Instructor I or equivalent or have at least an associate's degree in the building construction field or equivalent.
  Individuals wishing to obtain additional information on the Train-the-Trainer Program should email the Division of Building Standards and Codes by January 18, 2019.